81 attractions you should visit in Valais - With photos & details

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.

Aletsch GlacierAletsch Glacier, 3984 Fieschertal, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km has about a volume of 15.4 km3 , and covers about 81.7 km2  in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed of four smaller glaciers converging at Concordia Place, where its thickness was measured by the ETH to be still near 1 km . It then continues towards the Rhône valley before giving birth to the Massa.  The whole area, including other gla

AllalinhornAllalinhorn, 3905 Saas-Almagell, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Allalinhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies between Zermatt and Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais and is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom .  It was first climbed by London barrister Edward Levi Ames, a member of the Imseng family and Franz-Josef Andenmatten on 28 August 1856. One of the nice trekking area and also it offers a nice panoramic view of this area.

AlphubelAlphubel, 3929 Täsch, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Alphubel is a beautiful mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps. There is a 17.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Täsch, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and nature trips. The morphology of the Alphubel and its proximity to the Saas-Fee funicular makes the Alphubel one of the comparatively easier four-thousands of the Swiss Alps to climb.

BettmerhornBettmerhorn, 3994 Bettmeralp, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Bettmerhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located north of Bettmeralp in the Swiss canton of Valais. The summit can be reached with a 30-minute vertical hike after ascending most of the mountain by cable car from the car-free village of Bettmeralp. Bettmeralp is accessible by cable car from the Betten train station. The Bettmerhorn summit station offers impressive views on the Bernese Alps and the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. The view also extends to the Lepontine and Penni

BietschhornBietschhorn, 3937 Baltschieder, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Bietschhorn is a mountain in canton Wallis to the south of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The northeast and southern slopes of the mountain are part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes the Jungfrau and the Aletsch Glacier.

BishornBishorn, 3928 Oberems, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Bishorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, just north of the Weisshorn. The mountain has two distinct summits, separated by a 600-meter easy-angled snow ridge. One of the beautiful locations in this area and its climate and natural beauty attracts a lot of people to here.

BreithornBreithorn, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Breithorn is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Simplon in the canton of Valais. It is part of the Monte Leone massif. It is one of several peaks that can be climbed directly from the Simplon Pass. The other peaks are Wasenhorn, Hubschhorn, and Monte Leone. The route starts form the Simplon Hospiz and you will need glacier equipment for this mountain, crampons are compulsory. Plan around 5 hours from the road to the summit. This peak can be climbed in combination with Monte

CastorCastor, 3929 Täsch, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

A beautiful mountain which was in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland. The peak is at an elevation of 4,223 m. Located in the Absaroka Range, Castor is 3,308 m, 65 m lower than its twin., and it lies between Breithorn and the Monte Rosa. Castor and Pollux are also a pair of summits in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge3928 Randa, Switzerland
Bridges

At a length of 495 meters, this is quite simply the longest pedestrian footbridge in the world. It lies on the Europaweg, a 2-day hiking trail between Grächen and Zermatt. You can reach the bridge more easily from Randa in a hike of just 2 hours.  It employs 8 tonnes of cables and has a system that prevents it from swinging. The bridge is part of Europaweg, a hiking path between the Swiss villages of Zermatt and Grächen.

Château de TourbillonPlace Maurice Zermatten, 1950 Sion, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Tourbillon Castle is a castle in Sion in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is situated on a hill and faces the Basilique de Valère, located on the opposite hill. The castle was ruined in a fire in 1788. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. It was now one of the renowned tourist attraction in this area.

Col de BalmeCol de Balme, 1929 Trient, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Col de Balme is a high mountain pass of the Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and France. It connects Trient in the Swiss canton of Valais to Argentière in the French department of Haute-Savoie. The pass lies between the summits of Tête de Balme and Les Grandes Otanes.  The Col de Balme lies on the Tour du Mont Blanc walk. A restaurant is located above the summit of the pass.

Col de la ForclazCol de la Forclaz, 1929 Trient, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Col de la Forclaz is a mountain pass in the Alps in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It connects Martigny at 471 m and Le Châtelard. The road from Martigny to the Col has an average gradient of 6% but in parts is closer to 8%. After the Col, and Le Châtelard, the road leads to Chamonix in France via Vallorcine and the Col des Montets.  The pass was little known in the 19th century. It was not until the rise in tourism, particularly in Chamonix, that the region became a popular tourist area.

Crans-MontanaCrans-Montana, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

Crans-Montana is located on a mountain plateau on the right-hand side of the Rhône in the central Valais. Bathed in sunlight, the region offers a panoramic view over the Alps of Valais. Crans-Montana has everything it takes for nature lovers with its lakes and Plaine Morte Glacier. Not to mention all it has to offer the most demanding athletes with its ski area in winter, countless hiking paths in summer and its golf course, which each year welcomes professionals in this discipline to the Omega

DaubenseeDaubensee, 3954 Leukerbad, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Daubensee is a lake at Gemmi Pass in Valais, Switzerland. It is the site of the annual Shepherd Festival held on the last Sunday in July. It has a surface area of 69 ha. It was located in a picturesque location and the water is very cool. There are also trekking areas around the lake.

Dent BlancheDent Blanche, 3961 Ayer, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Dent Blanche is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, lying in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is 4,357 metres -high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers, and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal, and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance as the mountain.

DiableretsDiablerets, 1976 Conthey, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Les Diablerets is the highest peak of the Alps of the Canton Vaud in Switzerland. From the Pillon collar, a cable car leads to the summit of Sex Rouge, 2971 m. This pleasant shortcut allows the summit in one day. The normal route from Sex Rouge is an easy glacier route in good conditions but high mountain gear for glaciers is still essential. The northeastern part of the massif stretches also into the canton of Bern.

DomDom, 3928 Saas Fee, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Dom, mountain peak, Valais canton, southern Switzerland. Part of the heavily glaciated Pennine Alps called the Valaisan Alps in Switzerland, it rises to 14,911 feet. The Dom is the third highest peak of the Alps, after Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and is the highest entirely in Switzerland. It was first climbed in 1858, by the British alpinist J.L. Davies.

EggishornEggishorn, 3984 Fieschertal, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Eggishorn is a mountain in the southeastern part of the Bernese Alps, located north of Fiesch in the Swiss canton of Valais. A cable car station is located on a secondary summit named Fiescherhorli, 500 meters south of the main peak.  The Eggishorn lies within the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, which in 2001 was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On its northern flank is the Aletsch Glacier. From the summit, the view extends also to the Lepontine and Pennine Alps.

EngstligenalpEngstligenalp, 3715 Adelboden, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Engstligenalp is a plateau of the western Swiss Alps. It lies south of Adelboden at 1900 – 2000 m above sea level. Since 1996 it has belonged to the Swiss culture landscapes of national importance.  It is covered by alpine pastures and crossed by numerous mountain streams springing from the slopes.  A hiking trail leads south over three mountain passes to Leukerbad in the Valais, another leads west to the Lenk valley. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and also trekking is

FinsteraarhornFinsteraarhorn, 3984 Fieschertal, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Finsteraarhorn, the highest peak of the Bernese Alps in south-central Switzerland, it lies between the cantons of Bern and Valais south-southeast of the mountain resort of Grindelwald. First ascended in 1812 by three Swiss guides, the glacier-covered summit is now challenged by many mountaineers. A hut for the climbers lies at 10,017 feet to the south of the peak; and the Finsteraarjoch, a pass lies to the north.

Map of attractions in Valais