Switzerland
Valais

Here you’ll find travel reports about Valais. Discover travel destinations in Switzerland of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

93 travelers at this place:

  • Day86

    The Top Of Europe! Jungfrau!

    September 11, 2017 in Switzerland

    Such an amazing day! Wonderful weather! Today we drove through green Swiss pastures with beautiful wooden chalets to Grindelwald to catch 2 trains to the 'Top Of Europe' - Jungfraujoch- 3454 metres up- The snow capped peak of Jungfrau is right there! The train travelled almost vertically at times! At the top there is the High Altitude Research Station, the the Ice Palace- ice carvings (freezing) and amazing views including over the glacier. We walked out onto the snow to see breathtaking views. The weather was perfect- apparently such clear views don't happen very often so we were so, so lucky. Problem- altitude sickness! Not pleasant but so worth it!!!!Read more

  • Day86

    Top of Europe

    September 11, 2017 in Switzerland

    Just to give you an idea of how high it is to the top! The other snap shows where you leave the train and the travel up in a lift through the middle of the mountain to the top where we went to the High Altitude Station.

  • Day98

    Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    September 12, 2017 in Switzerland

    Today we made a spontaneous decision to do the Jungfrau Railway's "Top of Europe" trip from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest-altitude railway station, at 3454 metres above sea level. What a great time we had. The weather could not have been better. A little altitude sickness stopped Rozzie and me for a bit - a sit down with cake and cuppa solved that! I was out of control with the photo-taking - amazing views from the Sphinx observatory terrace (3571m above sea level) and the ice palace was "cool"! We finished the day with a stroll around Grindelwald. A perfect day!Read more

  • Day90

    Schilthorn

    September 15, 2017 in Switzerland

    Waited 3 days for a clear day to take our trip up the Schilthorn and so pleased that we did. Early start with frost, a little light snow and clear skies! 2 chair lift rides to the top and breathtaking view across the Alps and down into the valley. You have a 360deg view from the lookout and the revolving restaurant 'Piz Gloria' at the top. Freezing cold, predicted ti be -6. Piz Gloria was used in the James Bond Movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and 007 features prominently in all things on Schilthorn! By the time we had reached our halfway cable change on the way down, cloud had started to blow out in.Read more

  • Day91

    Thrill walk- Birg

    September 16, 2017

    On the descent from Schilthorn we stopped at Birg to do the Chain suspension Bridge Walk. At an altitude of 2677 metre the Chain Bridge is suspended over the edge of the cliff! I'm not yet sure just how I managed to get myself to walk the bride! By this stage the cloud had started to set into the valley below. It was a 'thrill' but just a 'tiny' bit scary!

  • Day9

    Top of Europe! At Jungfraujoch

    August 30, 2017 in Switzerland

    Caught three trains to get to the top of the mountain. And I have now done zip lining in four countries!
    Amazing views with an ice palace. And a Lindt chocolate shop with massive sized chocolates.
    Found myself easily out of breath high up here.

  • Day34

    Camping Bella Tola

    May 11, 2017 in Switzerland

    The title is deceptive, we haven't pitched our tent..yet. And gladly so as its blowing a gale here nestled between the Swiss Alps. Thunder storm due tomorrow so glad to be in a cabin.
    Drove around 8 hours yesterday to get here and seems we left the sun in France.
    Campsite is mostly empty and the rep said we're a bit early for Switzerland. Cable cars etc not yet opened so can't see some of the views on high but already seen some spectacular scenery since crossing the border from France.
    Went for a walk in the forest today after lunch at a Swiss restaurant (see picture of Stuart and his rosti). Heading to Lausanne tomorrow to check out the Olympic museum and the rest of the city.
    Stuart found a beer for about 50p today so is very happy :) everything else in Switzerland is quite expensive!
    Read more

  • Day37

    Simplon

    May 14, 2017 in Switzerland

    The drive from Switzerland to Italy through the Simplon pass is breathtaking!
    We were so high when we made a loo stop people were skiing on the mountain nearby!
    Up, up, up through endless tunnels then down alongside Lake Maggiore.

    Arrived at our purple palace where we have a huge room to make the most before we get camping..

    P.s. If you look closely at the first photo you'll see the havoc travelling is playing on my hair.. so static I keep giving stuart shocks ⚡️Read more

  • Day266

    Verbier, Switzerland

    February 3 in Switzerland

    Friends we made in Vietnam, Eddy and Inga, work at the famous Swiss ski resort, Verbier. The invited us to come stay in the lodging above the bar they are working at so we jumped at the offer. Our Australian friend Adam is working in England so he joined us for a weekend of snowboarding and fun. When we arrived, Andreas and I were both blown away by the quaint beauty of this snowy village among the Swiss alps. The first night we went out to ‘Apre Ski,’ basically drinks after a hard day of skiing. We danced the night away to a band in a packed bar and were glad to have our snow jackets as the done thing is to spray your beer over the crowd (no idea why).

    We woke up to a snow storm so we decided to go sledding. Now this isn’t ordinary sledding. You take the gondola up and sled down a 40 min run similar to a ski slope. It gets wild! This is unfortunately why I had my accident and hurt my knee. However, I think it was worth it because the run before I injured myself I told Andreas “my happiness levels are maxed out!” On the positive, I got to ride down in a medic toboggan and on a snow mobile. Diagnosis: partially torn MCL, stretched ACL, and bruised bone. I have to wear a hinged brace for a while and then it should be ok.

    Andreas, Adam, and Eddy went up snowboarding the next two days. I was jealous as it was blue bird skies with perfect powder. Needless to say, they had an awesome time. I still rode the gondola all the way to the top, drank hot chocolate, and threw a few snowballs. Verbier kicked my butt physically but it was still a weekend we will always remember. We will be back for you Verbier!!
    Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Canton du Valais, Wallis, Valais, Vallese, 발레 주, Vallais

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now