The region

Chandolin: A haven of peace in the heart of the Alps

At an altitude of 800 metres, Chandolin offers a breathtaking view of the Valais Alps and the Mont Blanc massif. This charming mountain village, nestled in the commune of Savièse, is a real haven of peace for lovers of nature and tranquility.

Chandolin is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding landscapes. In summer, hiking and mountain biking trails invite you to explore the surrounding nature. In winter, the sun and the proximity of the ski and snowboard slopes promise you thrills.

The Chandolin Heritage Society offers you an educational tour presenting the chapel of Notre Dame des Corbelins, the life of Father Basile Luyet and the Dumoulin couple.

In the heart of the Swiss Alps, discover the ski resorts of Anzère, Crans-Montana or the 4 Valleys in winter and summer, which will satisfy all winter sports enthusiasts, but which will also delight walkers thanks to their many hiking trails.

The Bisse du Torrent Neuf: An enchanted walk in the heart of the Alps

Treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway on the Bisse du Torrent Neuf, a footpath nestled in the heart of the Valais Alps. Located in Chandolin, near our charming boutique hotel, this bisse invites you to an enchanted discovery of the sublime landscapes of the region.

Built between 1430 and 1448, it was one of the most daring and well-known in Valais. Although there is a lack of written sources for such remote periods, there is every reason to believe that there was already before the fifteenth century a bisse that brought water from the Morge valley to the Saviesan hillside. This canal has remained in popular tradition under the name of “Croué Torin” (bad torrent or old torrent).

Drawing its water from the Nétage, the Torrent-Neuf crossed impressive precipices before the drilling of a tunnel in 1935 through the Prabé mountain caused it to be abandoned.

The bisse clinging to the walls of the Prabé gradually fell into oblivion until 2005, when the Association for the Safeguarding of the Torrent-Neuf and the municipality of Savièse decided to rehabilitate it. A path has been traced from the chapel of Ste-Marguerite to the wall of the Branlires.

Open from May 1st to November 1st, the trail allows you to discover the remains of the old bisse as well as suspension bridges in a breathtaking setting.

Information stand and refreshment bar “Refuge des Voisseurs” at the start of the course near the Chapelle Ste-Marguerite and refreshment bar “Chalet de Brac” at the halfway point. Return by the same route.


  • Departure point: Binii (parking available)
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours. round trip
  • Difficulty: easy but dizzying

Information on the torrent-neuf website or by phone on 079 436 74 01.

Sion: Capital of Valais and Alpine jewel

Sion, capital of the canton of Valais in Switzerland, is a historic and dynamic city nestled in the heart of the Alps. Located just 10 minutes from Chandolin-Savièse.

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Sanetsch: Hiking, panoramas and emotions in the heart of the Alps

The Sanetsch Pass, which is discovered to the rhythm of its winding road, which leads us from the plain to the glacier, taking us through incredible, splendid and sometimes vertiginous landscapes, opening onto a high mountain meadow, which carpets a rock sculpted by time and the elements. An inescapable passage that will leave no one indifferent.

In summer, Chandolin and the Sanetsch Pass turn into a paradise for hikers and cyclists. Numerous marked trails crisscross the mountains, offering routes of varying difficulty for all levels. Lovers of climbing and mountaineering sports will also find plenty to indulge in their passion.

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