The taste of Hérens

Description

At 10:10, your guide for the day, Céline Gaspoz, will welcome you at the bus stop in Hérémence and invite you to visit this delightful village with a small local snack at the mill. A short hike then leads  to Devins farm, run by the Grünenfelder family, pioneers of organic farming, where you’ll have lunch based on the farm's produce and discover its various activities. In the middle of the afternoon, a minibus will pick you up and take you to the Mandelon mountain pasture where a discovery evening awaits you. Dinner on you own and overnight stay on site.

The next morning, after an optional discussion with the cheese maker, you’ll have breakfast and then hike individually (departure at 9.30 am at the latest) to Chemeuille (7 km, two hours of easy walking). From here, the chairlift takes you down to Lannaz, where you can enjoy a typically Val d'Hérens dish for lunch. After lunch, it’s back down to Evolène (2.5 km, 40 minutes), known as one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland, where you will be able to stroll as you please before taking a bus back to Sion or Hérémence (at 15:34 / 16:49 or 18:04), with your eyes and stomach filled with good memories.

Includes

  • Local snack in Hérémence

  • Guided day by Céline Gaspoz

  • Visit of the Devins farm and on-site picnic with its produce

  • Private bus ride from Hérémence to Mandelon

  • Overnight stay in a 4-bed cottage at the Gîte de Mandelon

  • Brief overview of the cheesemaker's work at the Mandelon Alp if desired

  • Trip by chairlift from Chemeuille to Lannaz

  • Lunch (local speciality!) at the Petite Auberge de Lannaz

  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Excludes

  • Travel between your home and Hérens Valley

  • Drinks

  • Any unstipulated expenses

  • Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)

Dates 2022 : 11-12 August / 17-18 September / 8-9 October (FR/DE/EN)

At 10:10, your guide for the day, Céline Gaspoz, will welcome you at the bus stop in Hérémence and invite you to visit this delightful village with a small local snack at the mill. A short hike then leads  to Devins farm, run by the Grünenfelder family, pioneers of organic farming, where you’ll have lunch based on the farm's produce and discover its various activities. In the middle of the afternoon, a minibus will pick you up and take you to the Mandelon mountain pasture where a discovery evening awaits you. Dinner on you own and overnight stay on site.

The next morning, after an optional discussion with the cheese maker, you’ll have breakfast and then hike individually (departure at 9.30 am at the latest) to Chemeuille (7 km, two hours of easy walking). From here, the chairlift takes you down to Lannaz, where you can enjoy a typically Val d'Hérens dish for lunch. After lunch, it’s back down to Evolène (2.5 km, 40 minutes), known as one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland, where you will be able to stroll as you please before taking a bus back to Sion or Hérémence (at 15:34 / 16:49 or 18:04), with your eyes and stomach filled with good memories.

Includes

  • Local snack in Hérémence

  • Guided day by Céline Gaspoz

  • Visit of the Devins farm and on-site picnic with its produce

  • Private bus ride from Hérémence to Mandelon

  • Overnight stay in a 4-bed cottage at the Gîte de Mandelon

  • Brief overview of the cheesemaker's work at the Mandelon Alp if desired

  • Trip by chairlift from Chemeuille to Lannaz

  • Lunch (local speciality!) at the Petite Auberge de Lannaz

  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Excludes

  • Travel between your home and Hérens Valley

  • Drinks

  • Any unstipulated expenses

  • Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)

Dates 2022 : 11-12 August / 17-18 September / 8-9 October (FR/DE/EN)

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FAQs

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