Giacomo's Guidebook

Giacomo
Giacomo's Guidebook

THERMAL BATHS

The largest thermal bath is Leukerbad. Definitely the cheapest and the best for families because of its facilities for kids. I definitely suggest the to buy the pass to have access to the saunas (10 CHF). Definitely worth it. I also suggest the daily card and not the 3 hours one. Time flies there. The view is amazing and during the winter it's a true cathartic experience.
25 paikallista suosittelee
Leukerbad Therme
32 Rathausstrasse
25 paikallista suosittelee
The largest thermal bath is Leukerbad. Definitely the cheapest and the best for families because of its facilities for kids. I definitely suggest the to buy the pass to have access to the saunas (10 CHF). Definitely worth it. I also suggest the daily card and not the 3 hours one. Time flies there. The view is amazing and during the winter it's a true cathartic experience.
Walliser Alpen Therme offers a great experience to everyone who wants to enjoy thermal water in a chic, romantic and nice pool, with a breathtaking view on the Alps. Better for couples than for families. If you like saunas, spas and Turkish baths Walliser Alpen Therme will surprise you with it's charming Vallesan Village!
Walliser Alpen Therme and SPA Leukerbad
1 Dorfpl.
Walliser Alpen Therme offers a great experience to everyone who wants to enjoy thermal water in a chic, romantic and nice pool, with a breathtaking view on the Alps. Better for couples than for families. If you like saunas, spas and Turkish baths Walliser Alpen Therme will surprise you with it's charming Vallesan Village!

HIKING

Gemmi Pass is definitely a place where to go hiking if you are staying in Leukerbad during the summer. If you like long hikes you could reach it without using the cable car (almost 2 hours of walking). Many other hikes start from Gemmi to reach other marvelous points such as Lammerhutte. During the winter you don't want to miss out the amazing cross-country skiing track that Gemmi Pass offers.
12 paikallista suosittelee
Gemmipass
12 paikallista suosittelee
Gemmi Pass is definitely a place where to go hiking if you are staying in Leukerbad during the summer. If you like long hikes you could reach it without using the cable car (almost 2 hours of walking). Many other hikes start from Gemmi to reach other marvelous points such as Lammerhutte. During the winter you don't want to miss out the amazing cross-country skiing track that Gemmi Pass offers.
Perfect for skiing in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Great view!!! You can reach it by hiking (roughly 2 hours) or with a cable car.
6 paikallista suosittelee
Torrent
6 paikallista suosittelee
Perfect for skiing in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Great view!!! You can reach it by hiking (roughly 2 hours) or with a cable car.
The perfect flat hiking track in the summer, for who doesn't like elevation gains, and the perfect cross country skii track in the winter. The sceneries are astonishing! P.S.: for the most courageous people I suggest to bring a swimming suit if the weather is nice. There are some nice tiny beaches where you can swim (not too much time) and sunbathe.
Daubensee
The perfect flat hiking track in the summer, for who doesn't like elevation gains, and the perfect cross country skii track in the winter. The sceneries are astonishing! P.S.: for the most courageous people I suggest to bring a swimming suit if the weather is nice. There are some nice tiny beaches where you can swim (not too much time) and sunbathe.
Probably the shortest hike I would recommend. Extremely easy, but with a great view on the mountains. On the path to this small lake there are great canyons (along the Dala river, with some epic views. P.S.: if you like BBQs there are the facilities, around the lake, to make yourself a good one.
Majingsee
Probably the shortest hike I would recommend. Extremely easy, but with a great view on the mountains. On the path to this small lake there are great canyons (along the Dala river, with some epic views. P.S.: if you like BBQs there are the facilities, around the lake, to make yourself a good one.
Situated above the Gemmi Pass, the Lämmerenhütte (2507 meters), an amazing and authentic refuge with 96 beds, has a splendid view of the surrounding peaks, including the Balmhorn, Daubenhorn and Bietschhorn. Numerous ibex and marmots live near the hut or the access road. Great place where to sleep and grab a hot cup of tea! 1,5 hours from Gemmi Pass (that you can reach with a cable car) by walk and 2,5-4 hours by Leukerbad by walk
Lämmerenhütte
Situated above the Gemmi Pass, the Lämmerenhütte (2507 meters), an amazing and authentic refuge with 96 beds, has a splendid view of the surrounding peaks, including the Balmhorn, Daubenhorn and Bietschhorn. Numerous ibex and marmots live near the hut or the access road. Great place where to sleep and grab a hot cup of tea! 1,5 hours from Gemmi Pass (that you can reach with a cable car) by walk and 2,5-4 hours by Leukerbad by walk
The Dala river's canyons are definitely an attraction you can't miss, because of their beauty and because of their importance. A very adventurous path (with Tibetan bridges and walkways) guides you along the Dala river, where you can enjoy an incredible view and where you can see thermal water springs (and actually feel the temperature of the water, over 50° Celsius!). Very short track that anyone can do. Part of the path is the same to reach the small lake Majingsee. Not recommended to anyone who is afraid of heights.
Dalaschlucht – Thermalquellen-Steg
The Dala river's canyons are definitely an attraction you can't miss, because of their beauty and because of their importance. A very adventurous path (with Tibetan bridges and walkways) guides you along the Dala river, where you can enjoy an incredible view and where you can see thermal water springs (and actually feel the temperature of the water, over 50° Celsius!). Very short track that anyone can do. Part of the path is the same to reach the small lake Majingsee. Not recommended to anyone who is afraid of heights.

FOOD SCENE

If you have to go out for dinner I really suggest the place. Definitely not cheap (40-70 CHF per person) but the view on the mountains through the glass-made walls and coziness of the place make it worth it! I suggest their steaks and their great red wine! Perfect for couples who want to have a romantic dinner together. I definitely advise to book in order to get the table with the best view.
11 paikallista suosittelee
Lounge 1411
1 Dorfstrasse
11 paikallista suosittelee
If you have to go out for dinner I really suggest the place. Definitely not cheap (40-70 CHF per person) but the view on the mountains through the glass-made walls and coziness of the place make it worth it! I suggest their steaks and their great red wine! Perfect for couples who want to have a romantic dinner together. I definitely advise to book in order to get the table with the best view.
If you go to Gemmi you can't miss the Panoramarestaurant! The view, the style of the place and the vibes... there are no words to describe the beaty, the elegance and the coziness of the place. I would definitely go there just to grab some drinks in the summer or a delicious cup of hot chocolate in the winter! I would also consider to do the Gemmi Spa: there's no such experience as doing your sauna at 2300 meters with such a breathtaking view!
7 paikallista suosittelee
Gemmibahnen AG
12 Gemmistrasse
7 paikallista suosittelee
If you go to Gemmi you can't miss the Panoramarestaurant! The view, the style of the place and the vibes... there are no words to describe the beaty, the elegance and the coziness of the place. I would definitely go there just to grab some drinks in the summer or a delicious cup of hot chocolate in the winter! I would also consider to do the Gemmi Spa: there's no such experience as doing your sauna at 2300 meters with such a breathtaking view!
Thin, limestone and slate soils, hot and dry summers, autumn's sun and foehn winds make Leuk famous for its wine and it's grapes. Passionate winemakers and a sophisticated and environmentally-friendly viticulture guarantee a premium qualify for the premium wines of the area. Switzerland’s oldest vine grows right in the centre of Leuk-Stadt, a Cornalin, which was planted in 1798. The winemakers belonging to the association “Vitis Antiqua” had offshoots grafted from the old vine, which they planted in a main garden in a prime location in Leuk. Today, the Cornalin “Vitis Antiqua 1798” is one of Switzerland’s prize-winning wines. This is definitely the best place in the district of Leuk where to discover, possibly in good company, these ancient flavours.
GREGOR KUONEN Caveau de Salquenen AG
11 Unterdorfstrasse
Thin, limestone and slate soils, hot and dry summers, autumn's sun and foehn winds make Leuk famous for its wine and it's grapes. Passionate winemakers and a sophisticated and environmentally-friendly viticulture guarantee a premium qualify for the premium wines of the area. Switzerland’s oldest vine grows right in the centre of Leuk-Stadt, a Cornalin, which was planted in 1798. The winemakers belonging to the association “Vitis Antiqua” had offshoots grafted from the old vine, which they planted in a main garden in a prime location in Leuk. Today, the Cornalin “Vitis Antiqua 1798” is one of Switzerland’s prize-winning wines. This is definitely the best place in the district of Leuk where to discover, possibly in good company, these ancient flavours.

SIGHTSEEING

If you are interested in art and exhibitions this is your place! the Fondation Pierre Gianadda ia located in Martigny, 70 kilometers (1 hour by car) from Leukerbad, and hosts worldwide famous exhibitions of the most famous artists and collections in the world. I suggest to check in advance which exhibition they are currently hosting. I personally visited one on Chagall and another one on the French Impressionism. My other suggestion is to keep it for a rainy day. P.S.: pretty close to this Museum there are some Roman ruins (expecially the amphitheatre) that are definitely worth a visit!
71 paikallista suosittelee
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
59 Rue du Forum
71 paikallista suosittelee
If you are interested in art and exhibitions this is your place! the Fondation Pierre Gianadda ia located in Martigny, 70 kilometers (1 hour by car) from Leukerbad, and hosts worldwide famous exhibitions of the most famous artists and collections in the world. I suggest to check in advance which exhibition they are currently hosting. I personally visited one on Chagall and another one on the French Impressionism. My other suggestion is to keep it for a rainy day. P.S.: pretty close to this Museum there are some Roman ruins (expecially the amphitheatre) that are definitely worth a visit!
Definitely a place you don't want to miss. perfect for kids. 33 kilometers (40 minutes by car)
12 paikallista suosittelee
Lac Souterrain De Saint-Léonard
21 Rue du Lac
12 paikallista suosittelee
Definitely a place you don't want to miss. perfect for kids. 33 kilometers (40 minutes by car)
A small village that offers a lot! It is located 56 kilometers (51 minutes by car) from Leukerbad.
7 paikallista suosittelee
Saillon
7 paikallista suosittelee
A small village that offers a lot! It is located 56 kilometers (51 minutes by car) from Leukerbad.
a place that you don't want to miss is definitely Leuk, with its nice castle, which oversees the beautiful vineyards of the village. 14 kilometers (20 minutes by car) from Leukerbad.
Schloss Leuk
5 Rathauspl.
a place that you don't want to miss is definitely Leuk, with its nice castle, which oversees the beautiful vineyards of the village. 14 kilometers (20 minutes by car) from Leukerbad.
Definitely worth a visit if you are already going to Martigny for the Fondation Pierre Gianadda! Look at this other point of interest I wrote about!
Amphithéâtre Romain
Definitely worth a visit if you are already going to Martigny for the Fondation Pierre Gianadda! Look at this other point of interest I wrote about!
Sion, located 39 km (43 minutes by car) from Leukerbad, is the capital of the Canton of Valais and it is known as the most sun-blessed town of Switzerland. Thanks to its central location, the small town is abounding with culture. Sion is recognizable from afar thanks to the high towers of Castle Tourbillon and the Castle of Valeria. These landmarks guard the capital of Valais and its 30,000 inhabitants. Past and future blend in one of Switzerland’s oldest cities. Sion, which boasts a 7,000-year history, is today the economic center of Valais and an important traffic junction with its own international airport. The Castle Church of Valeria has one of the world’s oldest playable organs from the late beginning of the 15th Century. Particularly charming are the many historical monuments in the Old Town, the shopping area, and the new modern and convenient municipal facilities. Here one feels a little closer to the south. A visit to one of the numerous museums lets you discover the varied history of the city.
64 paikallista suosittelee
Sion
64 paikallista suosittelee
Sion, located 39 km (43 minutes by car) from Leukerbad, is the capital of the Canton of Valais and it is known as the most sun-blessed town of Switzerland. Thanks to its central location, the small town is abounding with culture. Sion is recognizable from afar thanks to the high towers of Castle Tourbillon and the Castle of Valeria. These landmarks guard the capital of Valais and its 30,000 inhabitants. Past and future blend in one of Switzerland’s oldest cities. Sion, which boasts a 7,000-year history, is today the economic center of Valais and an important traffic junction with its own international airport. The Castle Church of Valeria has one of the world’s oldest playable organs from the late beginning of the 15th Century. Particularly charming are the many historical monuments in the Old Town, the shopping area, and the new modern and convenient municipal facilities. Here one feels a little closer to the south. A visit to one of the numerous museums lets you discover the varied history of the city.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

Leukerbad has the longest via ferrata in Switzerland (also one of the longest in the world). In the steep rock face of the Daubenhorn (2941 meters), rising above Leukerbad, 216 meters of ladders and more than 2000 meters of steel cables were installed. It is a demanding mountain adventure that requires more than 5-6 hours of intense effort, for a total of 1100 meters of elevation gain.
Viaferrata - Klettersteig Gemmi Daubenhorn Leukerbad
Leukerbad has the longest via ferrata in Switzerland (also one of the longest in the world). In the steep rock face of the Daubenhorn (2941 meters), rising above Leukerbad, 216 meters of ladders and more than 2000 meters of steel cables were installed. It is a demanding mountain adventure that requires more than 5-6 hours of intense effort, for a total of 1100 meters of elevation gain.

Sightseeing

The Forest of Pfynwald, in German, or Pfyn-Finges, in French, is a marvelous natural park, that holds the record of being the largest pine forest in the Alps. Located in Central Valais between Gampel and Sierre at an altitude that ranges from 500 to over 4000 meters above the sea level. It is also home to the most important water meadow reserves of Switzerland and also home to a enormous biodiversity. Discover a region with an abundance of natural resources and mysterious places. From the wild River Rhone to the glaciers, from flower meadows to the rocks, the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park offers a fascinating spectrum of natural beauties.
8 paikallista suosittelee
Pfynwald
8 paikallista suosittelee
The Forest of Pfynwald, in German, or Pfyn-Finges, in French, is a marvelous natural park, that holds the record of being the largest pine forest in the Alps. Located in Central Valais between Gampel and Sierre at an altitude that ranges from 500 to over 4000 meters above the sea level. It is also home to the most important water meadow reserves of Switzerland and also home to a enormous biodiversity. Discover a region with an abundance of natural resources and mysterious places. From the wild River Rhone to the glaciers, from flower meadows to the rocks, the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park offers a fascinating spectrum of natural beauties.