The Val d’Anniviers – Luxury walking break
This area’s natural beauty ranges from the untamed River Rhone itself, to sunny hillsides with their vineyards and panoramas which include deep gorges and lofty snow-capped mountains.
The beautiful Anniviers Valley is situated on the River Rhone’s left bank in the middle of the French speaking Canton of Valais. The area’s natural beauty ranges from the untamed River Rhone itself, to sunny hillsides with their vineyards and panoramas which include deep gorges and lofty snow-capped mountains.The base for the week is the elegant Grand Hotel Bella Tola in the village of St. Luc. The hotel is a traditional one built in the 19th century with a yellow façade and blue shutters – its relatively plain exterior hiding the luxury and charm of the interior – and was the “historical hotel of Switzerland 2001″. It is built on a terrace overlooking the magnificent Matterhorn and surrounding peaks, which contrast with the green pastures of the valley of the Anniviers. Enjoy the hospitality of the Buchs-Favre family in their elegant hotel, serving excellent food and home-made chocolate. In summer breakfast is served in the conservatory and for dinner you can choose between sophisticated French cuisine or enjoy traditional Swiss cooking in the cosy traditional wood panelled restaurant.Price:From £525.00 per person for 4 nights staying in a twin/double room in the Hotel Bella Tola in St. Luc. Included:4 nights accommodation in a double room, buffet breakfast, and dinner each evening. Hiking map of the area and bus vouchers for the walks. Not Included:Transportation to/from St. Luc, drinks, personal expenses.Departure Dates:From Early June to late October
Day 1: On arrival in St Luc settle into your hotel. Admire the sunset over the peaks whilst enjoying an aperitiv of local wine before a 4-course dinner in the hotel restaurant.Day 2: Buffet breakfast is served in the garden with beautiful views over the surrounding peaks (4000m). Today’s walk to Chandolin, the highest village in Europe at 2000m. You have time to visit the Museum Ella Maillart before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.Day 3: After breakfast today’s walk is along the Planet Way to the picturesque Weisshorn Hotel, well known in the area for their delicious bilberry cake. Return to the Bella Tola by the cascade path.Day 4: Buffet breakfast and today enjoy an excursion to Grimentz and the exceptionnal dam of Moiry and its glacier by postal bus.Day 5: Farewell breakfast with the peaks before departure.
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation in a double room, buffet breakfast, and dinner each evening. Hiking map of the area and bus vouchers for the walks. Getting There:Nearest airport is GENEVA. Regular train service from Geneva to Sierre – journey approx. 1 hour 30 minutes. Local bus from Sierre stops outside the hotel or we can arrange a transfer if you prefer. What to Take:Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with achange of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, swimming costume, 1 xwater bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sunhat, sun block/cream, compass, torch and a first-aid kit.When to Go:June to OctoberInsurance:We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.