Switzerland
Monthey District

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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day32

    Troistorrent and Champery

    August 2 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    V efficient Swiss trains took us from Basel to Aigle where Lowenna picked us up and drove us to Troistorrent.
    Her place is amazing nestled in the Swiss Alps.
    Kate and I had a wander around Champeray for an hour before home for a BBQ and wine under a clear, starry sky.

  • Day7

    Swiss Alps Hideaway

    May 22 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌫 19 °C

    We drove to Champery from Geneva for a three day hideaway in the alps. The sky was stunning morning and night. The days we spent trekking and eating local fare in cafes. This is our touring car for the next three months. The view is from our chalet in the mountains.

  • Day140

    Champery, Switzerland

    September 18, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Champery, along with our little village, Champoussin, are two of the 13 resorts in the international ski area, Ports du Soleil. The area straddles the French-Swiss border, and is the second largest ski area in the world. We visited the town because we needed to go to the post office for a Motorway Tax sticker for our windshield, and we were glad we went. It is a beautiful area with a steep-sided canyon wall next to a river.Read more

  • Day138

    Champoussin, Switzerland

    September 16, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    We are staying in at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps for a week. It is absolutely gorgeous! The first two pictures are views of our resort area.

    The drive from the valley town of Monthey up to where we are staying is about 30-40 minutes uphill. Our GPS directed us the back way so it was even narrower and we white-knuckled it up here. Then when we checked in we found out there is a better way.Read more

  • Day143

    Swiss Cheese: Farm to Table

    September 21, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    In Switzerland, farms and cows are everywhere, on hills, in valleys, on steep mountainsides, even on ski slopes. If you look closely, most pictures in Switzerland have cows in them, although sometimes from a distance they are hard to see. You can see the little farm roads that criss-cross the mountains, and where there is a farm, there are cows. When cows are free-ranging, they wear bells to scare off predators. You can hear cowbells anytime you are outside. Some of those bells are huge! We saw one priced at 1000 Francs (almost the same in Dollars).

    We were wondering how the cows are milked when they are far from the barns, and we finally saw a milking set-up for field use. In the summer, most of the milk is made into cheese. We are really enjoying the different kinds of cheese, and brought home some pre-made fondue to enjoy in our studio. Mmm!
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  • Day10

    Radtour zum Jardin Instinctiv

    August 31, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Das Wetter ist mäßig, wir brechen trotzdem zu einer Radtour zum Jardin Instinctiv auf. Wir wollen Herrn Bonnet, den Gärtner treffen,den wir jedes Jahr besuchen. Kurz bevor wir am Garten sind fängt es zu Regnen an, wir fahren aber weiter und der Regen lässt nach. Herr Bonnet hat Familienbesuch, so bleiben wir nicht lange und gehen nur kurz in den Garten. Wir wollen schnell zurück bevor der Regen wieder losgeht.Read more

  • Day8

    CMC - Centre Mondial Cyclimse

    August 29, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute habe ich endlich einmal das Centre Mondial Cyclisme besucht. Die Radsport Halle der UCI liegt direkt an der Rhone. Oft sind wir schon auf dem Radweg hier vorbei gekommen. Mittwochs gibt es ab 10:00 kostenlose Führungen durch das 4-stöckige Gebäude. Den Kern bildet die Radrennbahn aus Holz mit einer Länge von200 m, umringt von den Zuschauertribühnen. Das Dach besteht aus einer Stahlkonstruktion, die mit einem mehrlagigen, weissen Polyyester-Tuch bespannt ist. Es dringt soviel Licht ein, daß man tagsüber auf künstliche Beleuchtung verzichten kann. Das Dach kann über einen ausgeklügelten Mechanismus angehoben und geöffnet werden, um für besseres Klima im Inneren zu sorgen, oder um eine Schneelast abzuwerfen.
    Neben der Radrennbahn gibt es im Gebäude Werkstätten, Fitnessräume, eine Sporthalle (hier trainierten gerade Trampolin-Springer) und Konferenzräume. Viele Nachwuchstalente aus aller Welt bekommen hier ein Stipendium und ideale Trainigsbedingungen.
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Monthey District, District de Monthey

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