4 Valleys – Summer Activities

The 4 Valleys area of the Swiss Alps offers excellent hiking and mountain biking activities.

But the 4 Valleys holiday activities, has much more to offer that will make your stay in Nendaz and the 4 Valleys truly unforgettable.

Enjoy day trips to some of Switzerland’s highest peaks which tower above 4000m, or a visit to the crevasses of the famous Aletsch glacier. Not to forget the many rock climbing faces which are accessible just a short drive from our luxury Chalet Cygnet.

We work in close relationship with one of the finest professional mountain guides in Switzerland and together have been standing above 4000m, climbed and belayed, all with safety as the upmost priority.
We have always been happy to offer information and assistance at Chalet Cygnet but would also love to help you organise a more adventurous and memorable holiday. It is our passion and it is what we love, so why not share it?

Walks & Hiking

The possibilities are huge. We have plenty of information, maps and suggestions awaiting  you in the chalet. Weather plays a large part of safety and enjoyment in the mountains so last minute changes might be necessary, but there is always a path you can explore.We have walked the 4 Valleys paths and Bisses several times and have suggestions on how to amend the normal routes to meet your requirements should you wish to avoid steep down hill sections for example.

Rock climbing

More than 28 sites with more than 1211 equipped routes from 3c – 8c are ready for you. The Valais is Switzerland’s biggest climbing area and most of these sites are between 5 and 90 minutes drive from the chalet. If you are a beginner or want to learn, enjoy a multi pitch route, or make an expedition, we have the information and a perfect guide for you.In case of  bad weather and only 30 minutes drive from the chalet is Valais’ largest indoor climbing hall with more than 120 routes over a surface of 1500m2. Bouldering is also available.
Equipment rental possible at the local climbing shop.

A day on the glacier

Ever wondered how it feels to be close to a glacier crevasse or always wanted to traverse a glacier and have a look down into the endless ice?
Together with a professional guide, you will learn the danger and the beauty of one of the world’s most famous glaciers, the Aletsch. This activity is for everyone and  for children from the age of 5-6 years.
This is a full day activity and the glacier is about 1h15 drive from the chalet.

Mountaineering the 4000m peaks

How many times have you looked up and wished that one day you will be standing on top of a 4000m peak? Why not just do it? There are several day trips from the chalet which can make this dream a reality.

Via Ferrata

If you’re looking for a bit more of an extreme mountain hike but are not interested in proper rock climbing, then the via ferrata or “iron road” is the perfect activity for you.
It is a protected climbing route that allows the relatively inexperienced a means of enjoying the dramatic views and accessing difficult peaks and routes which normally need the expertise of a mountain guide.
Around the chalet are several via ferrata for you to discover within max 1 hour’s drive. These routes are for the whole family and no experience is needed. Children are in complete safety so also the parents can enjoy the stunning views these routes have to offer.

Mountain biking

Nendaz and its surroundings offer a vast variety of tracks with over 200km of varied itineraries to please all mountain bikers. During the season when the lifts are open, bikes travel free of charge so you can save your energy and take the 1st stage of your trip with some help.
There are also several downhill routes available here in Nendaz, in Verbier or even over at Crans Montana.
Quality bike rental is available in Nendaz.
NEW to Nendaz are electric mountain bikes.

Wine tasting

We’re situated above hundreds of vineyards stretching all the way from Lake Geneva to Salgesch, the capital of wine making in the Valais.
Visit one of the vineyards and have the Swiss secrets of producing some of the finest wines explained to you. of course no visit is complete without some tasting. The vineyards are only 20min to 45min drive from the chalet and are well worth a visit.
Each year in September, over 35 wine producers from the area line a route through the vineyards offering wine tasting, raclette grills and Valais specialties. The route is 6 km and is accessible to everyone. Contact us for the exact dates and availability.

Explore

The Canton capital city Sion or take a day trip to the Lake of Geneva including Montreux the city of jazz.
Why not head to the beautiful traffic-free village of Zermatt where the skyline is dominated by the most famous mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn. Alpine Comfort offers transportation in our private mini bus at a competitive rate.

Golf

The Super-Crans golf course, above the resort, and Noas, at Chermignon, allow beginners to play without a handicap. The Sierre and Sion courses, in the nearby Rhône Valley, offer different surroundings, as does the 18 hole course at Leuk.
Whatever your level, you’ll find a green to suit in the 4 Valleys region, in a spectacular mountain setting.

Children

The commune of Nendaz organises throughout the summer numerous inside and outside activities which every child can attend.
Children aged seven or under travel free of charge within the 4 Valleys lift system.