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Go to Verbier once and you will
always want to return.
Situated on the western fringe of the Swiss Pennine Alps, Verbier is famed as the ‘port’ to the 4 valleys skiing and mountain biking area.
THE VILLAGE SITS...
The village sits in a sunny bowl on the eastern side of the Val de Bagnes at 1,500m above sea level and around 150km from Geneva. Verbier is a lively village with good infrastructure, many shops, restaurants and pubs.
500km Hiking paths, 560 Climbing routes, 4 Via Ferratas, 2 Golf courses, 1 Sport Center
With a short ride to the lift station the villages are connected to Verbier by the gondola
Choosing Bagnes valley for accommodation comes with a benefit: no pedalling back to the door – at the end of the day you will get an additional 30 min singletrail blast down from Verbier straight to your accommodation (or the bar).
VERBIER & VAL DE BAGNES
Explore the Bagnes valley – where locals live
Located in the Bagnes valley, you will find small traditional Swiss villages.
Le Châble, Bruson, Lourtier, Champsec, Fionnay, Bonatchiesse.
TRAVELLING TO VERBIER
Verbier is located in the Val des Bagnes in the canton of Valais, close to the Italian and French borders as well as other famous mountain destinations such as Zermatt, Portes du Soleil and Chamonix.
The nearest big international airport is Geneva, transfer by car takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Bern, Milan and Zurich are accessible within 3-hours drive. Upon request we can arrange a mini-bus, please book in advance.
Verbier has a great rail connection from Geneva airport, via Martigny arriving in Le Châble in 2 hours 30 minutes. From Le Châble you can take a bus, taxi or gondola to the resort.
THE WAY TO MAN'S HEART IS THROUGH IT'S STOMACH
Gastronomy – taste the flavours of the valley
Valais has a 3,000-year-old tradition of making cheese. Until the recent rise in popularity of extreme sports the Valais region was home to small farming communities, the infrastructure has been altered slightly but the traditions remain close to the hearts of the local people.
With a handful of small, family-owned high alpine farms the Bagnes valley is keeping the magic and the tradition alive. One of the fromageries holds the title of the best raclette cheese in Switzerland.
Each year in September, the 'Bagnes capitale de la raclette' festival is organised. Many high altitude laiteries open their doors for visitors on the weekend of the festival. Perfect for cheese tours and tastings.
Hérens – the black jewels
The Hérens cows are an ancient, traditional Valais breed. This breed has been serving the farmers well for centuries.
With a highly combative temperament, these cows lock their horns to acquire the lead of the herd for the summer. This natural instinct led to the development of the traditional cow fights. Every spring many events take place in the Val de Bagnes, with cows locking horns for the title ’queen of the queens’.
Cattle Drive – folklore celebrations
In early autumn the cows are festively decorated with flowers and ribbons, to be welcomed back in the valley after a long journey from their high alpine pastures.