Welcome to Valais, Switzerland, a picturesque region nestled amidst the breathtaking Swiss Alps.
Known for its majestic mountain peaks, microclimate, and charming local experiences, Valais is the ideal destination for a perfect weekend getaway. This post will guide you through an itinerary filled with exciting activities, culinary delights, and serene moments, ensuring an unforgettable experience in Valais.
Friday Morning: Exploring Sion's Vibrant Market
Kickstart your weekend adventure by visiting the vibrant market in Sion. During your stroll, make sure to sample the sweet local apricots and strawberries, cured meats, and delicious cheeses! Before leaving, make sure to grab a bottle of local white wine, perfect for a cozy evening in your chalet. For lunch, why not book a table at the Brasserie du Grand Pont and indulge in their delectable seasonal dishes? To satisfy your sweet tooth, head over to Hasta Glace, renowned for its artisanal ice creams. Afterward, walk up to the Château de Valère castle and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Rhone Valley.
Friday Evening: An Enchanting Sunset and Fondue Delights
As the evening approaches, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the panoramic views of the valley. In true Valaisan style, snack on a small charcuterie board, followed by a classic fondue paired with the traditional glass of Fendant, a local dry and light white wine. End the evening on a sweet note with the quintessential local delicacy, Abricotine!
A lakeside summer picnic & Apérol
Begin your day by driving down to Riddes, making a quick stop at the PhillFruits market to stock up on local ingredients for the perfect picnic: fresh fruit, their delicious jus d’abricot, some saucisson and cheese, and a freshly baked baguette. With your picnic provisions in hand, head to Les Iles in Sion, a picturesque area perfect for a leisurely meal by the water. Don't forget your swimsuit to take a refreshing dip! Afterward, treat yourself to an Aperol Spritz in the sun while admiring the skillful surfers at Alaia Bay next door.
Sunday Morning: Serenity in Nature
Enjoy an early morning hike to the nearby Pierre Avoi. Bring a thermos filled with coffee, relish the fresh mountain air, and admire the stunning sunrise over the majestic Swiss Alps. Make sure to look out for the iconic Alpine chamois. Later that morning, indulge in a delightful brunch for that perfect Sunday morning.
Making Memories in Valais
Valais, with its breathtaking landscapes, local sunny climate, and diverse terroir, offers the perfect weekend escape. From exploring the local villages, immersing yourself in nature to indulging in local delicacies and relishing the relaxed atmosphere, our region has something for every taste and age!
Have we convinced you yet?
Use the code: BRUNCH when making your booking for this remarkable getaway and benefit from a complimentary late check-out at 12:00 on Sunday (for that perfect brunch!)
and uncover the magic of Valais and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.