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Valais | Grächen

Holiday resorts and holiday regions in Switzerland

Grächen is situated above the Mattertal, a valley with one of the lowest rainfalls in Switzerland, and 1,619 metres above sea level. The sun shines on 299½ days of this year in this idyllic mountain village, and in winter and summer, it is the perfect resort for both relaxing and active holidays. The landscape is notable for the typical Valaisian houses, brightly coloured meadows, dense pine and larch forests, and craggy mountain tops.

In summer, two cable-cars take guests from Grächen up to Hannigalp (2,114 m.) and to the top station of the Seetalhorn (2,864 m.). Grächen is a hiker’s paradise, with 250 km of marked hiking trails through meadows and forests, along irrigation channels and to mountain huts. It is also the perfect starting point for the 400-year-old high trails to Saas-Fee and Zermatt.

In summer, there are many other activities apart from hiking, - such as a dawn ride up the Seetalhorn, followed by breakfast in the cable-car back down to the valley. The 7-km long downhill mountain bike track from the Seetalhorn to Grächen is guaranteed to get the adrenaline flowing. Another delightful way to explore the landscape is on horse-back or llama-back. Three climbing compounds and an indoor climbing wall in the sports centre provide are available to climbers of all ages, and for relaxation and stimulation after a long hike, there are two Kneipp treatment areas.

The offers for families include the Ravensburg play trail, wild animal and pet trail, Robi’s Play Park as well as a range of cultural, leisure and sports activities that will appeal to children of all ages. Come and explore the family-friendly holiday region under the slogan: Good day sunshine!
 

St. Niklaus is situated in the Nikolaital valley, 1,120 metres above sea level. 150 years ago, mountain pioneers were already undertaking spectacular mountain climbs, and the Mountain Guide Museum tells gripping and exciting stories of these men. In St. Niklaus a cable-car take you to Jungen, which is the ideal tourist resort for all ages. St. Niklaus is a good starting point for various hikes: the Topali trail, Augstbordhorn tour, Monte Rosa tour