High up in Colombire!

Description

At 11:30 a.m., Marlène Galletti, mountain guide and herbalist, welcomes you at Sierre station. You start your tour with a walk through the town, punctuated by anecdotes, which will take you to the Château de Villa. In this emblematic place of Valais gastronomy, member of the Cook's Alliance, you are to enjoy raw milk raclettes from five different sources (dairies/alpine pastures). 

After the meal, you take the funicular to Crans-Montana and then the shuttle bus to Aminona.

In the mountains, you put on your snowshoes for a two-hour hike in the magic of winter. Your steps lead you to the hamlet of Colombire. There, after moving into your room and enjoying a little rest, you discover the ecomuseum which traces alpine life through history. Then it's time for an aperitif and a meal, prepared with regional products. When the time comes, you enjoy a peaceful alpine night.

After breakfast, the morning of the second day is devoted to a short walk on the Tsittoret bisse to the Aprili, with a breathtaking view of the 4,000-metre high crown and the Rhone valley in the background. Along the way, you enjoy a Slow Food picnic. Then, at the end of this loop, ideal for nature lovers in the wild, back in Colombire, you can finally go back down to Aminona by sledge (or continue on snowshoes, depending on your preference). Your tour ends here. From Aminona, bus and funicular will take you back to Sierre and then to your home or to some other place, with the spirit of your memorable experiences.

Dates 2022 : 30.-31. January (FR) / 05.-06. February (DE) / 06.-07. March (DE) / 12.-13. March (FR)

Including

  • Two days guided by an experienced mountain guide and herbalist

  • Lunch and wine tasting at the Château de Villa in Sierre

  • Snowshoes, sticks and headlamps for two days

  • Entrance fee to the Hameau de Colombire Ecomuseum

  • Group accommodation at the Relais de Combire with evening meal and regional breakfast (*)

  • Picnic based on local products

  • Sled for the descent from Colombire to Aminona

  • All applicable taxes and service charges

(*) Mazot, upper part, 2 rooms with 2 double beds, 1 room with a double bed and 1 room with 4 beds)with shared bathroom.

Not included

  • Journey between your home and Sierre      

  • Journey between Sierre and Aminona (CHF 13 with ½ fare card)

  • Drinks

  • All expenses not mentioned above

  • Travel insurance

Equipment

Light luggage, waterproof winter clothes, walking shoes, water bottle, meat bag and linen (can be rented on site for CHF 10 and CHF 4 respectively).

Our advice

Get a SBB day ticket or a discounted ticket and travel to the Valais on the cheap!

At 11:30 a.m., Marlène Galletti, mountain guide and herbalist, welcomes you at Sierre station. You start your tour with a walk through the town, punctuated by anecdotes, which will take you to the Château de Villa. In this emblematic place of Valais gastronomy, member of the Cook's Alliance, you are to enjoy raw milk raclettes from five different sources (dairies/alpine pastures). 

After the meal, you take the funicular to Crans-Montana and then the shuttle bus to Aminona.

In the mountains, you put on your snowshoes for a two-hour hike in the magic of winter. Your steps lead you to the hamlet of Colombire. There, after moving into your room and enjoying a little rest, you discover the ecomuseum which traces alpine life through history. Then it's time for an aperitif and a meal, prepared with regional products. When the time comes, you enjoy a peaceful alpine night.

After breakfast, the morning of the second day is devoted to a short walk on the Tsittoret bisse to the Aprili, with a breathtaking view of the 4,000-metre high crown and the Rhone valley in the background. Along the way, you enjoy a Slow Food picnic. Then, at the end of this loop, ideal for nature lovers in the wild, back in Colombire, you can finally go back down to Aminona by sledge (or continue on snowshoes, depending on your preference). Your tour ends here. From Aminona, bus and funicular will take you back to Sierre and then to your home or to some other place, with the spirit of your memorable experiences.

Dates 2022 : 30.-31. January (FR) / 05.-06. February (DE) / 06.-07. March (DE) / 12.-13. March (FR)

Including

  • Two days guided by an experienced mountain guide and herbalist

  • Lunch and wine tasting at the Château de Villa in Sierre

  • Snowshoes, sticks and headlamps for two days

  • Entrance fee to the Hameau de Colombire Ecomuseum

  • Group accommodation at the Relais de Combire with evening meal and regional breakfast (*)

  • Picnic based on local products

  • Sled for the descent from Colombire to Aminona

  • All applicable taxes and service charges

(*) Mazot, upper part, 2 rooms with 2 double beds, 1 room with a double bed and 1 room with 4 beds)with shared bathroom.

Not included

  • Journey between your home and Sierre      

  • Journey between Sierre and Aminona (CHF 13 with ½ fare card)

  • Drinks

  • All expenses not mentioned above

  • Travel insurance

Equipment

Light luggage, waterproof winter clothes, walking shoes, water bottle, meat bag and linen (can be rented on site for CHF 10 and CHF 4 respectively).

Our advice

Get a SBB day ticket or a discounted ticket and travel to the Valais on the cheap!

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FAQs

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