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Your summer in Valais.
Dear friends of Valais,
Temperatures are rising, the orchards are a sea of blossom soon, the first fruit bursting with Valais sunshine will arrive in the markets and shops. Spring is well and truly here, and it’s time to plan your summer break in Valais. Cycling, mountain biking, hiking, fine cuisine, concerts, cultural visits – whatever appeals, you are guaranteed a delightful variety of summer experiences and adventures.
Scenic cycle tour
Vineyard trail | Explore the sunny terraced vineyards and picturesque winemaking villages of Valais on the “Wine trail by bike” package tour. The 3-day ride leads you across slopes overlooking the Rhône valley, promising glorious views of the Alps. Stay in charming hotels, savour the finest wines of Valais along with delicious local cuisine – and enjoy a unique taste of “la dolce vita”, Valais-style.
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See us at our stand | Valais/Wallis Promotion will be at the BEA fair in Bern from this weekend. Come and test your skills on an obstacle course in our Valais Bike Zone or see if you have what it takes to complete the Valais Bike Challenge. There will also be a Valais village at the Bike Days in Solothurn. Come and enjoy a Raclette and discover the endless choice of cycle routes and mountain bike trails in Valais.
To the challenge
Spring delicacy
Heavenly tips | It’s asparagus season! Green or white, the succulent asparagus of Valais is ready to be enjoyed in 1,001 different ways. How about a delicious cream of asparagus soup, for example, served with skewers of PGI dry-cured Valais bacon? The delicate asparagus and the savoury, crispy bacon are a match made in heaven. A real spring treat: bon appétit!
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Excellence on rails
Panoramic journey | A ride on the Glacier Express, starting or finishing in Valais, is now more spectacular and enjoyable than ever. The new Excellence Class features superior comfort, concierge service, a 5-course gourmet meal with wines, guaranteed window seats and an aperitif served at the Glacier Bar. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes along this legendary route in supreme style!
All aboard
Ready, steady, shoot!
Photo competition | Are you planning a break in Valais this summer? Expect enchanting views, sparkling peaks, crystal-clear lakes – and of course convivial meals prepared with delicious local produce. Share your best photos of your summer in Valais on Instagram with the hashtag #MySummerInValais: you’ll be entered automatically in our competition for the chance to win an unforgettable break in Valais.
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Top Events
Queen of queens | Herens cows naturally lock horns to establish a hierarchy in the herd. Organised contests crown a “queen”: the thrilling grand finale takes place near Sion. 4–5 May 2019.
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New dimensions | Music, art, dance, heritage, food & wine – PALP combines them all into an innovative festival unlike any other. Enjoy all kinds of original experiences in often unusual settings. 11 May to 13 September 2019.
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Cycle race | This year, Champéry is hosting the final stage of this iconic road cycling race. Come and cheer on the world’s top racers as they tackle their final sprint. 16 June 2019.
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Final stages | Switzerland’s foremost road cycling race finishes in scenic style in Upper Valais with a time trail in Ulrichen on the Saturday and a mountain stage on the Sunday. 22–23 June 2019.
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