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Village Walking Summer  Val d'Anniviers

Val d’Anniviers is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland and offers some truly stunning walking. We know that the familiarity of the language, the French influenced food and beauty of this hidden valley will appeal to new and regular customers alike.

Located high above the Rhône Valley, Val d’Anniviers has an excellent postal bus service linking the small precariously perched villages, each with its own charm and history, enabling a large number of one way walks to be enjoyed. Cable cars and a funicular railway transport you to over 2290m allowing you to explore even higher or to gently walk down to another wooden roofed village and return back to base by postbus.

Val d’Anniviers enjoys wonderful weather with an above average number of sunny days for Switzerland.

Val d'Anniviers Village Walking

The Centre

Val d’Anniviers is dotted with tiny villages some originating in the 13th Century, each with its own traditions and character, many little changed by time. Some are on the valley floor, others cling to the valley side.

We have chosen hotels in St. Luc (1680m), an un-spoilt typical village of the region, which clings to the mountainsides.


The Walking

Our exclusive Walk Booklet for this area offers a superb and varied selection for any walker. The walks range from a 2 hour walk with little ascent to an 8 hour journey involving a climb of 1125m. Some are available directly from the hotel and the postbus system makes all the others easily accessible.

You can walk along glacier fed lakes or up to a glacier itself. Take a funicular up to 2134m and then walk past the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud astronomical observatory and onto the ‘Chemin de Planetes’ (planetary walk) up to and past the exposed Hotel Weisshorn and downhill to Zinal with fine views of the Valaisian Alps.

Climb to the summit of Bella-Tola (for the very fit) at just under 3050m where you will find a panoramic viewfinder highlighting the stunning views over the Rhône Valley and the imposing summits of the Valaisian, Bernese, Italian and French Alps. Not surprisingly, a panorama which has been enjoyed since the beginnings of Swiss Tourism!

Walk Grading

Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate & ChallengingLake, Walking, Val d'Anniviers

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Hotel Le Beausite *** - 3 Star

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Dinner is taken in the restaurant with a décor of light pine. It has 4 courses specializing in the many local specialties of the Anniviers valley. Breakfast also has a selection of local products. that you will not want to leave to go down for dinner!

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Hotel Bella Tola, St. Luc **** - 4 Star

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 The Bella Tola hotel’s current owner managers Anne-Francoise and Claude Buchs-Favre have completely restored the hotel which has 19th Century style furnishings and antiques. Breakfast and dinner are served in the historical dining room with original ceiling paintings or on its terrace. The hotel has a new, indoor swimming pool and a gorgeous wellness spa for the ultimate relaxation.

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Walking is possible from June through to October with a risk of snow affecting the higher paths in June and at the end of October.

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Flights

Best to fly to Geneva where the journey time is 3 hours with one change onto the postal bus at Sierre. Zurich (3¾ hours with several changes) and Basel (just over 5 hours) are also possible.

Zurich nonstop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Birmingham Manchester Edinburgh and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Geneva nonstop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Stansted Southampton* Bournemouth* Jersey Exeter* Newquay* Bristol Cardiff* Birmingham East Midlands Norwich* Doncaster* Liverpool Manchester* Leeds Newcastle* Glasgow* Edinburgh, Aberdeen* Belfast and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Basel nonstop from Heathrow, London City, Luton, Liverpool, East Midlands and Manchester. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

* Winter only

Train

You can travel by train from London to Val d'Anniviers utilizing Eurostar and TGV it takes about 11½ hours

We can book rail travel on Eurostar and onwards on SNCF/TGV to Switzerland. You can reach most resorts on the same day.

Straight there and back

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF and all seat reservations:

2nd class £180 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £350 per person supplement on with air prices

With a stop in Strasbourg

You may care to break the journey in each direction in a 3 star hotel, B & B, in Strasbourg. We will book you into a 3 star hotel very close to the station and the historic old town, and you will have time to explore this beautiful and famous city.

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF with 2 nights in a 3 star hotel in Strasbourg, 1 in each direction. Plus all seat reservations:
2nd class £290 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £460 per person supplement on with air prices

Prices are a guide and subject to availability.

Self Drive

If you wish to drive to Switzerland we provide advice on where to stay en route if you wish to break the journey as well as driving directions to find the hotel. We also advise on which hotels have car parks. Just use the ‘own travel arrangement’ prices and add a half fare card if required.

To drive on Swiss motorways you will need a motorway pass ‘Vignette’ we can obtain this for £35 which will save the queue at the border.



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Val d’Anniviers

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board*

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Zurich. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)

  • With flights prices also includes Rail Transfer Tickets between Switzerland airport and hotel (Swiss Half Fare Card is not necessary as local buses, trains and cable cars are all free of charge to New Experience Holidays clients).

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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Le Beausite***

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

01 May – 30 Jun

01 Sep – 31 Oct

849

589

92

25

01 Jul – 31 Aug

899

635

102

25

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • South room £10

  • Superior room £20


Bella Tola St. Luc****

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

17 Jun – 07 Jul

26 Aug – 15 Oct

969

709

100

30

08 Jul – 28 Jul

05 Aug – 25 Aug

1019

759

110

30

29 Jul – 04 Aug

1069

809

120

30

Room supplements (per person per night):

 Bela Tola

Historic South side

Nostalgic South side

Superior South side

17 Jun – 07 Jul 

  26 Aug – 15   Oct

28

21

35

08 Jul – 28 Jul    

05 Aug – 25 Aug

39

35

45

29 Jul – 04 Aug

50

38

50

Update: QE25x

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Fly – Rail Luggage

Take advantage of the unique fly/rail baggage system which allows you to travel light between airport and your centre. When your cases arrive your hotelier will collect them for you. On your return deposit your luggage at the railway station (not available from all stations) and the next time you see it is at your UK airport carousel. £16** per back per direction.

Getting about

The Swiss transport system has a well earned reputation for being the best in the world. The trains are modern clean and run to schedule (late trains make the news in Switzerland!). We provide a personal timetable for all customers showing the relevant train times (including platforms) for transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel for both arrivals and departures. We help to make the journey very much part of your holiday by providing helpful notes offering advice on changing trains and selecting the best seats to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience travelling on the distinctive yellow post buses the lake steamers and many cable cars and funicular railways which will whisk you to high alpine meadows and mountain tops.

Swiss Transfer Card


This is included with all of our Swiss holidays if you purchase flights with us. Gives free transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel. Any reasonable route is permitted. Useful for very short stays and on hotel to hotel treks where you plan to walk all the way. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Transfer Card for £120 per person (prices subject to change).

Swiss Half Fare Card

This is included on a couple of our Swiss holiday if you purchase flights with us. Gives 50% discount during your stay for all rail and post bus services plus discounts on most funicular railways, chair lifts, gondolas and cable cars. Useful for those arriving by car. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Half Fare Card for £105 per person (prices subject to change).

Family Card

Free travel on most transport for all children under 16 years traveling with their parents; provided free of charge with any of the travel cards listed above.

Two & Multi Centre Holidays - Switzerland

Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that traveling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you. We will make all hotel reservations and provide the rail ticket between the centres free of charge** if the total stay is over 11 nights. For holidays over 13 nights we upgrade the rail travel between centres to First Class free of charge**. For example why not combine Zermatt with Davos having 7 nights in each resort in 4* hotels and journey between the two on the ‘Glacier Express’?

** As long as a Swiss Half Fare has been purchased



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