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    232 m
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    10.7 km
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    Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike

    Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike

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    The Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike takes you through a beautiful stretch of countryside that is highlighted by pines and leafy trees. The end of the Bisse Neuf and the beginning of the Bisse de Varen are located at Valais' linguistic border. This border is geographically marked by the Raspille.

    Route Description for Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike

    The Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike begins in Venthône and travels northeast through deciduous and coniferous undergrowth, before traversing a stretch of terrain characterized by scree, making vegetation there a rarity. From there, an unobstructed view opens onto the vineyards of Varen and Salquenen, and also onto the bed of the Rhône. On the other side is the Bois de Finges pine forest, which since ancient times has colonized the western part of the Ilgraben alluvial cone. After reaching Varen, hikers will need to either transfer back to the starting point or walk the length of the trail again, effectively doubling the overall distance.

    Getting to the Bisse Neuf and Bisse de Varen Hike Trailhead

    To reach Venthône by car, take the A9 motorway (Rhône motorway) exit called "Sierre Est". At the motorway exit, continue straight ahead.

    At the roundabout, follow the signs "Sierre/Crans-Montana" and then continue to the village of Venthône.

    Once in Venthone, follow the signs to the car park.

    The journey takes about 5 minutes from Sierre "Est".

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      One Way

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      Young Children Only

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