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  • LA TZOUMAZCase postale 991918 La TzoumazT. +41(O)27 305 16 00 F. +41(O)27 305 16 01 [email protected]

    LA TZOUMAZ TOURIST OFFICE

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    A

    CZ

    ESP

    DK

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    GB

    B

    NL

    IT

    CH

    NyonSuisse

    Annecy

    Val dEntre mont

    Val de Bagnes

    Col, Hospice et Tunneldu Gd-St-Bernard

    Ltschenpass

    Tunnel de basedu Ltschberg

    WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ

    WINTERWINTER SKI MAPSKI/SNOWBOARDWINTER ACTIVITIES

    SUMMERSUMMER MAPBIKINGHIKING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

    CALENDARFAMILIESCURIOSITIES AND CULTUREGASTRONOMYEXCURSIONS

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    8101214

    1618202224

    2628323638

    Winter walks & summer hiking, accommodation, walking or mountain-bike maps: our brochures are available from the tourist offices of the region. You can also consult all the geo- ferenced itineraries on our website:www.latzoumaz.ch

    Brochures & maps

  • LA TZOUMAZCase postale 991918 La TzoumazT. +41(O)27 305 16 00 F. +41(O)27 305 16 01 [email protected]

    LA TZOUMAZ TOURIST OFFICE

    FR

    DE

    A

    CZ

    ESP

    DK

    S

    GB

    B

    NL

    IT

    CH

    NyonSuisse

    Annecy

    Val dEntre mont

    Val de Bagnes

    Col, Hospice et Tunneldu Gd-St-Bernard

    Ltschenpass

    Tunnel de basedu Ltschberg

    WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ

    WINTERWINTER SKI MAPSKI/SNOWBOARDWINTER ACTIVITIES

    SUMMERSUMMER MAPBIKINGHIKING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

    CALENDARFAMILIESCURIOSITIES AND CULTUREGASTRONOMYEXCURSIONS

    2

    8101214

    1618202224

    2628323638

    Winter walks & summer hiking, accommodation, walking or mountain-bike maps: our brochures are available from the tourist offices of the region. You can also consult all the geo- ferenced itineraries on our website:www.latzoumaz.ch

    Brochures & maps

  • LEARNING TO SKI

    10KM SLED RUN

    ALPHORN ENSEMBLE

    La Tzoumaz welcomes you summer and winter alike for sports and culture-filled Alpine holidays complemented by snow, lush paths, Raclette and all the many advantages of the mountains!

    The resort overlooks the Rhne Valley from the slopes of a sunny valley on Verbiers northern slope. Its warm welcome makes it an ideal location for families.

    The longest ski run in Western Switzerland (10km) is guaranteed to delight thrill seekers. The ski area, which is part of the 4 Valles, is ideal for all levels of athletic prowess. In summer, dont miss the bisses (ancient water courses), the Sentier des Sens and the Maison de la Fort which provide a fun, original opportunity to become acquainted with the Alpine environment.

    Situated between vineyards and orchards, Riddes lies on the left bank of the Rhne. The village is the starting point of the route de la Tzoumaz, perched high above this commune.

    Another of the regions attractions is its famous gastronomy, complemented by a number of flavours from other climes.

    WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 02 | 03

    A NATURALLY GREAT DESTINATION

  • LEARNING TO SKI

    10KM SLED RUN

    ALPHORN ENSEMBLE

    La Tzoumaz welcomes you summer and winter alike for sports and culture-filled Alpine holidays complemented by snow, lush paths, Raclette and all the many advantages of the mountains!

    The resort overlooks the Rhne Valley from the slopes of a sunny valley on Verbiers northern slope. Its warm welcome makes it an ideal location for families.

    The longest ski run in Western Switzerland (10km) is guaranteed to delight thrill seekers. The ski area, which is part of the 4 Valles, is ideal for all levels of athletic prowess. In summer, dont miss the bisses (ancient water courses), the Sentier des Sens and the Maison de la Fort which provide a fun, original opportunity to become acquainted with the Alpine environment.

    Situated between vineyards and orchards, Riddes lies on the left bank of the Rhne. The village is the starting point of the route de la Tzoumaz, perched high above this commune.

    Another of the regions attractions is its famous gastronomy, complemented by a number of flavours from other climes.

    WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 02 | 03

    A NATURALLY GREAT DESTINATION

  • WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 04 | 05

  • WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 04 | 05

  • WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 06 | 07

  • WELCOME TO LA TZOUMAZ 06 | 07

  • FREERIDING

    SNOW GARANTEED

    WINTER 08 | 09

  • FREERIDING

    SNOW GARANTEED

    WINTER 08 | 09

  • WINTER SKI MAP 10 | 11

    SWITZERLANDS LARGEST SKI AREA

    HIGH-QUALITY CONDITIONS KIDS CLUB LA TZOUMAZ

  • WINTER SKI MAP 10 | 11

    SWITZERLANDS LARGEST SKI AREA

    HIGH-QUALITY CONDITIONS KIDS CLUB LA TZOUMAZ

  • AFTER SKI AT LA TZOUMAZ

    PANORAMA

    DOWNHILL SKIINGThe 4 Valles ski area combines more than 410km of ski runs and 92 ski lifts linking the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. Runs for all levels criss-cross the amazing surroundings in this winter sports paradise with its modern infrastructure and guaranteed snow.

    MONT-FORT 3,330MA panoramic view awaits you from the top of the Mont-Fort (3,300 m), the highest point in the ski area, encompassing the Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Grand Combins ranges. Admire the countryside and get yourself psyched up for the resorts famous black ski run. The moguls are all yours accompanied by guaranteed thrills and snow.

    FREERIDE* A freeride paradise, the resort is a must for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Give back-country skiing a shot accompanied by a mountain guide. Take on the Vallon dArby or the Backside Mont-Fort for a powder-filled day.

    HELISKIING*Who has never felt the urge to fly down swathes of pristine mountains? Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, decide on your itinerary with the help of a guide, climb aboard a helicopter and enjoy the immaculate snow. A breath-taking experience!

    * It is highly advisable for you to be accompanied by a mountain guide for all these activities.

    THE SNOWPARKLocated at La Chaux, the Snowpark offers a multitude of varied modules, notably including kickers, rails, boxes and a big airbag. It has something for all levels, and is secured and groomed every day to enjoy maximum pleasure for grownups and children alike! Easy to access using the Combimix La Chaux Express so take advantage of the opportunity to admire the talent of the skiers and snowboarders before taking your turn at a few perilous acrobatics.

    AFTER SKI AT LA TZOUMAZ Aprs-ski and aperitifs on terraces are a veritable institution. Rub shoulders with a cosmopolitan, epicurean clientele of every generation. After an energetic day on the runs, taste Alpine delicacies and local produce before enjoying the fun atmosphere of the resorts bars and pubs.

    SKI & SNOWBOARD 12 | 13

    THE POWDER SIDE OF THE ALPS

  • AFTER SKI AT LA TZOUMAZ

    PANORAMA

    DOWNHILL SKIINGThe 4 Valles ski area combines more than 410km of ski runs and 92 ski lifts linking the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. Runs for all levels criss-cross the amazing surroundings in this winter sports paradise with its modern infrastructure and guaranteed snow.

    MONT-FORT 3,330MA panoramic view awaits you from the top of the Mont-Fort (3,300 m), the highest point in the ski area, encompassing the Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Grand Combins ranges. Admire the countryside and get yourself psyched up for the resorts famous black ski run. The moguls are all yours accompanied by guaranteed thrills and snow.

    FREERIDE* A freeride paradise, the resort is a must for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Give back-country skiing a shot accompanied by a mountain guide. Take on the Vallon dArby or the Backside Mont-Fort for a powder-filled day.

    HELISKIING*Who has never felt the urge to fly down swathes of pristine mountains? Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, decide on your itinerary with the help of a guide, climb aboard a helicopter and enjoy the immaculate snow. A breath-taking experience!

    * It is highly advisable for you to be accompanied by a mountain guide for all these activities.

    THE SNOWPARKLocated at La Chaux, the Snowpark offers a multitude of varied modules, notably including kickers, rails, boxes and a big airbag. It has something for all levels, and is secured and groomed every day to enjoy maximum pleasure for grownups and children alike! Easy to access using the Combimix La Chaux Express so take advantage of the opportunity to admire the talent of the skiers and snowboarders before taking your turn at a few perilous acrobatics.

    AFTER SKI AT LA TZOUMAZ Aprs-ski and aperitifs on terraces are a veritable institution. Rub shoulders with a cosmopolitan, epicurean clientele of every generation. After an energetic day on the runs, taste Alpine delicacies and local produce before enjoying the fun atmosphere of the resorts bars and pubs.

    SKI & SNOWBOARD 12 | 13

    THE POWDER SIDE OF THE ALPS

  • SKI DE RANDONNE

    SLEDGING IN LA TZOUMAZ

    WINTER TREK

    SWIMMING POOL

    14 | 15WINTER ACTIVITIES

    SLEDGINGBeginners or snow-bunnies discover the longest sledging run in western Switzerland. Ten km long with a dizzying 848 metre drop, the run at the beginning of Savoleyres guarantees thrills and roars of laughter right up to La Tzoumaz! When night falls, enjoy moonlit sledging evenings which promise unforgettable memories.

    SNOWSHOESThe 3 groomed trails in La Tzoumaz lead to a voyage of discovery of a region buried under the snow. Immerse yourself in nature, savour the silence of unexplored snow fields and enjoy the sheer magic of the scenery. La Tzoumaz has 3 snowshoe trails stretching over 13.5 km, for relaxed strolls or more energetic outings.

    ICE RINKCome and practice your moves on the new ice skating rink free of charge at the Central Square. Music and lights guarantee a good atmosphere from morning to night. Rental skates are available beside the rink.

    BACK-COUNTRY SKIING*In search of pristine snow? Get your back-country skis on and go as far as your feet will take your thirst for adventure. And if the ascent requires a certain taste for effort, the summit will provide incomparable emotions and a spectacular panorama.

    WINTER ADVENTURESGet a shot of emotion and discover the region in a different manner through weekly activities organised by the resort: cellar tours and wine tastings, nocturnal snowshoe excursions, torchlight descents, movie evenings, live concerts, etc.

    Ski/Snowboard | Groomed snowshoe trails Indoor pool | Skating rink | Wine tasting...

    SKIING FOR SURE AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • SKI DE RANDONNE

    SLEDGING IN LA TZOUMAZ

    WINTER TREK

    SWIMMING POOL

    14 | 15WINTER ACTIVITIES

    SLEDGINGBeginners or snow-bunnies discover the longest sledging run in western Switzerland. Ten km long with a dizzying 848 metre drop, the run at the beginning of Savoleyres guarantees thrills and roars of laughter right up to La Tzoumaz! When night falls, enjoy moonlit sledging evenings which promise unforgettable memories.

    SNOWSHOESThe 3 groomed trails in La Tzoumaz lead to a voyage of discovery of a region buried under the snow. Immerse yourself in nature, savour the silence of unexplored snow fields and enjoy the sheer magic of the scenery. La Tzoumaz has 3 snowshoe trails stretching over 13.5 km, for relaxed strolls or more energetic outings.

    ICE RINKCome and practice your moves on the new ice skating rink free of charge at the Central Square. Music and lights guarantee a good atmosphere from morning to night. Rental skates are available beside the rink.

    BACK-COUNTRY SKIING*In search of pristine snow? Get your back-country skis on and go as far as your feet will take your thirst for adventure. And if the ascent requires a certain taste for effort, the summit will provide incomparable emotions and a spectacular panorama.

    WINTER ADVENTURESGet a shot of emotion and discover the region in a different manner through weekly activities organised by the resort: cellar tours and wine tastings, nocturnal snowshoe excursions, torchlight descents, movie evenings, live concerts, etc.

    Ski/Snowboard | Groomed snowshoe trails Indoor pool | Skating rink | Wine tasting...

    SKIING FOR SURE AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • SUMMER

    MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE FOREST

    PONY RIDEROCKCLIMBING ON THE PIERRE AVOI

    16 | 17

  • SUMMER

    MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE FOREST

    PONY RIDEROCKCLIMBING ON THE PIERRE AVOI

    16 | 17

  • AT THE HEART OF NATURE A MOUNTAIN BIKE EXCURSION PANORAMIC VIEWFISHING IN THE LAC DES VAUX

    SUMMER MAP 18 | 19

  • AT THE HEART OF NATURE A MOUNTAIN BIKE EXCURSION PANORAMIC VIEWFISHING IN THE LAC DES VAUX

    SUMMER MAP 18 | 19

  • VERBIER-LA TZOUMAZ BIKEPARK

    revel in

    Fans of two-wheelers! Want to pump your oxygen levels through your calves? Make your tyres squeal on our

    mountain bike routes! 135 km of mountain bike trails and 4 suggestions for cross-country routes await you in La Tzoumaz. Enjoy the benefit of the ski lifts to go up the mountain bike

    transport is free!

    BIKING

    BIKEPARKFor performance and thrills, the Verbier-La Tzoumaz Bikepark is the ideal place to give free rein to your passion! Experts and beginners alike can pit their skills in this challenging arena. Five trails for all levels of difficulty will lead you to discover the delights of downhill biking amid exceptional scenery, with a gradient of up to 700. The less experienced will benefit from tips from the mountain bike school to perfect their riding and refine their style and technique.

    ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE Fresh air, stunning panoramas, fun and recharging batteries explore the mountain with just a few pushes of a pedal! Hire an electric mountain bike and get to the peaks effortlessly with the whole family or with your mates and enjoy every instant. The e-bike map will guide you through five routes with a number of great pit-stops. And when youre comfortably settled on a sunny terrace, youll already be thinking about your next excursion.

    AND IN ADDITION Grab your two-wheelers for a unique way of getting to know the region! Fans of the Grande Boucle can join the Valais section of the 2009 Tour de France, which will take them to Verbier or to the Grand-St-Bernard pass, following in the footsteps of professional athletes. To have a totally relaxed pedalling outing, opt for an excursion in the villages and revel in the magic of the surrounding dcor.

    A FEW CROSS-COUTRY SUGGESTIONS

    LE TOUR DU MONT-FORTVERBIER, LA TZOUMAZ - 8H 48KM Take your pick between the pro and the easy route and set off to discover this magnificent mountain bike tour. Enjoy the breath-taking view over the Mont-Blanc and the Combins range and hit the big downhill on the Col des Gentianes. www.tdmf.ch

    PARCOURS DES FAMILLESVERBIER, LA TZOUMAZ - 4H 26KMChildren, parents and mountain bike fans alike will love this easy route. The lifts will make for an easy ascent and offer a breath-taking view.

    20 | 21

    YOUR FILL OF OXYGEN!

  • VERBIER-LA TZOUMAZ BIKEPARK

    revel in

    Fans of two-wheelers! Want to pump your oxygen levels through your calves? Make your tyres squeal on our

    mountain bike routes! 135 km of mountain bike trails and 4 suggestions for cross-country routes await you in La Tzoumaz. Enjoy the benefit of the ski lifts to go up the mountain bike

    transport is free!

    BIKING

    BIKEPARKFor performance and thrills, the Verbier-La Tzoumaz Bikepark is the ideal place to give free rein to your passion! Experts and beginners alike can pit their skills in this challenging arena. Five trails for all levels of difficulty will lead you to discover the delights of downhill biking amid exceptional scenery, with a gradient of up to 700. The less experienced will benefit from tips from the mountain bike school to perfect their riding and refine their style and technique.

    ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE Fresh air, stunning panoramas, fun and recharging batteries explore the mountain with just a few pushes of a pedal! Hire an electric mountain bike and get to the peaks effortlessly with the whole family or with your mates and enjoy every instant. The e-bike map will guide you through five routes with a number of great pit-stops. And when youre comfortably settled on a sunny terrace, youll already be thinking about your next excursion.

    AND IN ADDITION Grab your two-wheelers for a unique way of getting to know the region! Fans of the Grande Boucle can join the Valais section of the 2009 Tour de France, which will take them to Verbier or to the Grand-St-Bernard pass, following in the footsteps of professional athletes. To have a totally relaxed pedalling outing, opt for an excursion in the villages and revel in the magic of the surrounding dcor.

    A FEW CROSS-COUTRY SUGGESTIONS

    LE TOUR DU MONT-FORTVERBIER, LA TZOUMAZ - 8H 48KM Take your pick between the pro and the easy route and set off to discover this magnificent mountain bike tour. Enjoy the breath-taking view over the Mont-Blanc and the Combins range and hit the big downhill on the Col des Gentianes. www.tdmf.ch

    PARCOURS DES FAMILLESVERBIER, LA TZOUMAZ - 4H 26KMChildren, parents and mountain bike fans alike will love this easy route. The lifts will make for an easy ascent and offer a breath-taking view.

    20 | 21

    YOUR FILL OF OXYGEN!

  • TRAIL OF THE SENSES

    MARMOT (GROUNDHOG)

    HIKINGSet off on a voyage of discovery of a region filled with character by hiking some of the 41 km of sign-posted paths in the heart of La Tzoumaz. From themed paths for all levels of expertise to hikes taking place over several days, everyone will enjoy both the natural and cultural wealth of these places. And after a great walk, take a break on a terrace to savour the regions gourmet treats, before a unique panorama, while you savour some of the regions gastronomic specialities.

    TRAIL OF THE SENSES The Trail of the Senses invites you to take your time to stroll along its route and discover an accessible world to anyone wanting to put their senses to good use. This trail allows you to discover nature through sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. During this journey, youll encounter dozens of different plants - and some insects under the sharp eye of the shy chamois deer and nutcracker birds. The Trail of the Senses also tracks the route of the black grouse from the House of the Forest to search for its gourmet meals. In its footsteps you will discover its favourite foods such

    as rowan, bilberry and blueberry and you will find its majestic beauty and famous spring courtship displays. The Senses Trail is located in the heart of a nature protection zone in which the black grouse flourishes in peace.

    HIKING

    THE HOUSE OF THE FORESTThe House of the Forest and its caf is open daily from May 31 to September 29, from 9am to 5pm. Fresh, tasty snacks made from local produce are available. The House of the Forest is a haven for animals in the region. Come and get to know them through the exhibits at the House. There is a playground for our young guests. Free organised activities for children are held every Friday mornings in July and August. The lookout huts built on stilts provide an observation point for viewing the surrounding wildlife.

    BISSES Proof of mans ingeniousness, the bisses (ancient water courses) have crossed the Valais since the Middle Ages, carrying water from the highest peaks to the fields and orchards in the valley. Still used for irrigation, they are an excellent reason to set off on a refreshing excursion next to the water. The bisse de Saxon is a particularly good example of the original procedure.

    22 | 23

    100% NATURAL

  • TRAIL OF THE SENSES

    MARMOT (GROUNDHOG)

    HIKINGSet off on a voyage of discovery of a region filled with character by hiking some of the 41 km of sign-posted paths in the heart of La Tzoumaz. From themed paths for all levels of expertise to hikes taking place over several days, everyone will enjoy both the natural and cultural wealth of these places. And after a great walk, take a break on a terrace to savour the regions gourmet treats, before a unique panorama, while you savour some of the regions gastronomic specialities.

    TRAIL OF THE SENSES The Trail of the Senses invites you to take your time to stroll along its route and discover an accessible world to anyone wanting to put their senses to good use. This trail allows you to discover nature through sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. During this journey, youll encounter dozens of different plants - and some insects under the sharp eye of the shy chamois deer and nutcracker birds. The Trail of the Senses also tracks the route of the black grouse from the House of the Forest to search for its gourmet meals. In its footsteps you will discover its favourite foods such

    as rowan, bilberry and blueberry and you will find its majestic beauty and famous spring courtship displays. The Senses Trail is located in the heart of a nature protection zone in which the black grouse flourishes in peace.

    HIKING

    THE HOUSE OF THE FORESTThe House of the Forest and its caf is open daily from May 31 to September 29, from 9am to 5pm. Fresh, tasty snacks made from local produce are available. The House of the Forest is a haven for animals in the region. Come and get to know them through the exhibits at the House. There is a playground for our young guests. Free organised activities for children are held every Friday mornings in July and August. The lookout huts built on stilts provide an observation point for viewing the surrounding wildlife.

    BISSES Proof of mans ingeniousness, the bisses (ancient water courses) have crossed the Valais since the Middle Ages, carrying water from the highest peaks to the fields and orchards in the valley. Still used for irrigation, they are an excellent reason to set off on a refreshing excursion next to the water. The bisse de Saxon is a particularly good example of the original procedure.

    22 | 23

    100% NATURAL

  • DOWNHILL SCOOTERS

    TENNIS

    PARAGLIDING

    THE GREEN PENCILThis activity introduces the whole family to learning how to draw the natural landscape. With the help of some basic equipment and outlines available to you at the House of the Forest, you can try to reproduce the delightful beauty of the Vallon dArby. Sharpen your pencils !

    PARAGLIDINGYou have never seen La Tzoumaz from this angle! Touch your dream of freedom with your fingertips and fly above La Tzoumaz in a paraglider! Alone or in tandem get your fill of amazing sensations both summer and winter. Renowned for its winds and thermals, the region offers endless possibilities.

    CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERINGFlirt with the rocks and place your emotion at the summit! You will use strength and balance on the mountainside to reach a unique view-point. With 850 faces, 64 climbing sites and seven different types of rock, the region is a natural playground which you can attempt to master. Beginners can cut their teeth on the external walls or introductory gardens devoted to training.

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES

    Fans of the mountains will find their Eldorado in La Tzoumaz. The region has several legendary summits for experienced climbers, including the Pierre Avoi. The most mythical ascent remains the Grand Combin, which peaks at 4,314 metres.

    SCOOTERSLooking for thrills? Hurtle down the slopes from Savoleyres to La Tzoumaz on all-terrain scooters. Kids and adults alike will have a blast with guaranteed surges of adrenalin!

    TENNISGet your racquets out and pull on your shorts the synthetic grass tennis court awaits you. Organise a round with friends or family in a magnificent Alpine setting game set and match!

    SWIMMING POOLWith its sauna and its outdoor relaxation area, La Tzoumaz is the ideal location to take time out after an active day. Your childhood will soon resurface!

    AND THENIf you still have loads of energy? From the sunrise on Pierre Avoi to a cellar tour and wine tasting, try your hand at any one of a number of varied activities such as pony rides, cooking using plants or handiwork for kids. On your marks, get set, go!

    Hiking | Bisses | Themed trails | Mountain biking | All-terrain scooters | Sunrise on the Pierre Avoi | Paragliding | Horse-riding | Swimming pool | Wine tasting | Craft market

    24 | 25

    delightful

    A THIRST FOR ADVENTURE?

  • DOWNHILL SCOOTERS

    TENNIS

    PARAGLIDING

    THE GREEN PENCILThis activity introduces the whole family to learning how to draw the natural landscape. With the help of some basic equipment and outlines available to you at the House of the Forest, you can try to reproduce the delightful beauty of the Vallon dArby. Sharpen your pencils !

    PARAGLIDINGYou have never seen La Tzoumaz from this angle! Touch your dream of freedom with your fingertips and fly above La Tzoumaz in a paraglider! Alone or in tandem get your fill of amazing sensations both summer and winter. Renowned for its winds and thermals, the region offers endless possibilities.

    CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERINGFlirt with the rocks and place your emotion at the summit! You will use strength and balance on the mountainside to reach a unique view-point. With 850 faces, 64 climbing sites and seven different types of rock, the region is a natural playground which you can attempt to master. Beginners can cut their teeth on the external walls or introductory gardens devoted to training.

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES

    Fans of the mountains will find their Eldorado in La Tzoumaz. The region has several legendary summits for experienced climbers, including the Pierre Avoi. The most mythical ascent remains the Grand Combin, which peaks at 4,314 metres.

    SCOOTERSLooking for thrills? Hurtle down the slopes from Savoleyres to La Tzoumaz on all-terrain scooters. Kids and adults alike will have a blast with guaranteed surges of adrenalin!

    TENNISGet your racquets out and pull on your shorts the synthetic grass tennis court awaits you. Organise a round with friends or family in a magnificent Alpine setting game set and match!

    SWIMMING POOLWith its sauna and its outdoor relaxation area, La Tzoumaz is the ideal location to take time out after an active day. Your childhood will soon resurface!

    AND THENIf you still have loads of energy? From the sunrise on Pierre Avoi to a cellar tour and wine tasting, try your hand at any one of a number of varied activities such as pony rides, cooking using plants or handiwork for kids. On your marks, get set, go!

    Hiking | Bisses | Themed trails | Mountain biking | All-terrain scooters | Sunrise on the Pierre Avoi | Paragliding | Horse-riding | Swimming pool | Wine tasting | Craft market

    24 | 25

    delightful

    A THIRST FOR ADVENTURE?

  • NIGHT-TIME SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE

    MTB RACE

    SUMMER MARKET

    26 | 27CALENDAR

    AUGUSTSWISS NATIONAL DAY 01.08.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ

    GRAND RAID VERBIER GRIMENTZ 23.08.2014 / VERBIERInternational mountain bike marathon starting from Verbier and passing through La Tzoumaz .www.grand-raid.ch

    SEPTEMBERLA TZOUMAZ BIKE07.09.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ Mountain-Bike Race.www.trophee-valaisan-vtt.ch

    The dates indicated are subject to change. Please check with the various tourist offices in the area and on our website - www.latzoumaz.ch

    JANUARYFREERIDE WORLD TOUR QUALIFIER WEEK 13-19.01.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ - VERBIERQualifying rounds Freeride World Qualifier 2* www.freerideworldtour.com

    MOONLIGHT SLEDGING SESSION17-18.01.2014/14-15.02.2014/14-15.03.2014 / LA TZOUMAZwww.latzoumaz.ch

    FEBRUARYSLEDGING SESSION 02.02.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ Round of the Valais Sledge Trophy. www.latzoumaz.ch

    MARCHNIGHT SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE 07.03.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ

    JUNETRAIL DE LA PIERRE AVOI 07.06.2014www.tpva.ch

    JULYLA TZOUMAZ MARKET19.07.2014 / LA TZOUMAZwww.latzoumaz.ch

  • NIGHT-TIME SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE

    MTB RACE

    SUMMER MARKET

    26 | 27CALENDAR

    AUGUSTSWISS NATIONAL DAY 01.08.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ

    GRAND RAID VERBIER GRIMENTZ 23.08.2014 / VERBIERInternational mountain bike marathon starting from Verbier and passing through La Tzoumaz .www.grand-raid.ch

    SEPTEMBERLA TZOUMAZ BIKE07.09.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ Mountain-Bike Race.www.trophee-valaisan-vtt.ch

    The dates indicated are subject to change. Please check with the various tourist offices in the area and on our website - www.latzoumaz.ch

    JANUARYFREERIDE WORLD TOUR QUALIFIER WEEK 13-19.01.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ - VERBIERQualifying rounds Freeride World Qualifier 2* www.freerideworldtour.com

    MOONLIGHT SLEDGING SESSION17-18.01.2014/14-15.02.2014/14-15.03.2014 / LA TZOUMAZwww.latzoumaz.ch

    FEBRUARYSLEDGING SESSION 02.02.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ Round of the Valais Sledge Trophy. www.latzoumaz.ch

    MARCHNIGHT SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE 07.03.2014 / LA TZOUMAZ

    JUNETRAIL DE LA PIERRE AVOI 07.06.2014www.tpva.ch

    JULYLA TZOUMAZ MARKET19.07.2014 / LA TZOUMAZwww.latzoumaz.ch

  • FAMILIES

    KITE FESTIVAL

    FAMILY CYCLINGDOWNHILL SCOOTER

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  • FAMILIES

    KITE FESTIVAL

    FAMILY CYCLINGDOWNHILL SCOOTER

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  • INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIESSki | Tobogganing | Hiking | Mountain biking | Swimming pool | Scooters | Climbing walls and introduction to climbing walls | Playgrounds

    THINGS TO DO IN BAD WEATHER Indoor swimming pool | Visits & Excursions | St. Bernard dogs | Museums | Thermal centers

    GUIDED ACTIVITIESCAMPSMultisport, languages, art, hockey, football, tennis

    SERVICESBabysitters | Handiwork workshops | Pony rides.

    FOR BUDDING SKIERSLA TZOUMAZ KIDS CLUB Offering indoor activites for 2 to 6 year-olds.From 4 years of age, optional ski classes.

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    NATURE ACTIVITY

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    Experience something new with your family in La Tzoumaz. This is the perfect destination for both littlies and not so little with the region offering loads of activities indoors and outdoors. Roars of laughter and happy kids a sure bet!

    FAMILIES

    CHILDRENS PARADISE

  • INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIESSki | Tobogganing | Hiking | Mountain biking | Swimming pool | Scooters | Climbing walls and introduction to climbing walls | Playgrounds

    THINGS TO DO IN BAD WEATHER Indoor swimming pool | Visits & Excursions | St. Bernard dogs | Museums | Thermal centers

    GUIDED ACTIVITIESCAMPSMultisport, languages, art, hockey, football, tennis

    SERVICESBabysitters | Handiwork workshops | Pony rides.

    FOR BUDDING SKIERSLA TZOUMAZ KIDS CLUB Offering indoor activites for 2 to 6 year-olds.From 4 years of age, optional ski classes.

    * Discover further activities for your kids, on the excursions pages - 38 | 39.

    NATURE ACTIVITY

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    Experience something new with your family in La Tzoumaz. This is the perfect destination for both littlies and not so little with the region offering loads of activities indoors and outdoors. Roars of laughter and happy kids a sure bet!

    FAMILIES

    CHILDRENS PARADISE

  • CURIOSITIES & CULTURE

    BISSE DE SAXON ETABLONS ALPINE PASTURE

    ALPINE VILLAGE

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  • CURIOSITIES & CULTURE

    BISSE DE SAXON ETABLONS ALPINE PASTURE

    ALPINE VILLAGE

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  • TRADITIONAL SAWMILL

    HOUSE OF THE FOREST / LA TZOUMAZ The Maison de la Fort has a permanent exhibition on regional fauna, while kids activities are offered during summer. This is the starting point for the Sentier des Sens, a network of educational trails for kids and adults alike.

    HRENS BREED COWS With a natural desire to fight, cows belonging to the Hrens species gambol in the pastures making their bells ring far and wide. After fiery battles, the queens become the rulers of the pastures. These gentle dairy cows are key participants in upholding the reputation of the famous Rac cheese. Youll see them during the inalpes (when they go up to the mountain pastures) and the dsalpes (when they come down again) or simply around the pastures.

    TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE In the olden days, traditional chalets and mayens were lived in, while attics, granaries and barns were used for storing hay, grain or other feed. These buildings with their original charm underscore the character of the village of Isrables (10 minutes from La Tzoumaz). Along the road are arched stables and memory stones bearing witness to shepherd activity in days gone by. Other notable buildings include medieval bread ovens which are regularly fired up for local celebrations.

    VALLON DE CHASSOURE / LA TZOUMAZ Traversed by the Fare River, the sunny slopes of the Vallon de Chassoure are home to a wealth of fauna and flora as well as to the famous Black Grouse.La Tzoumaz overlooks the Rhne Valley an exceptional valley whose vineyards and cellars are legendary. Get to know them better through wine tastings, accompanied by the best wine-makers in the region. Cheers!

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    A RICH AND VARIED HERITAGE

  • TRADITIONAL SAWMILL

    HOUSE OF THE FOREST / LA TZOUMAZ The Maison de la Fort has a permanent exhibition on regional fauna, while kids activities are offered during summer. This is the starting point for the Sentier des Sens, a network of educational trails for kids and adults alike.

    HRENS BREED COWS With a natural desire to fight, cows belonging to the Hrens species gambol in the pastures making their bells ring far and wide. After fiery battles, the queens become the rulers of the pastures. These gentle dairy cows are key participants in upholding the reputation of the famous Rac cheese. Youll see them during the inalpes (when they go up to the mountain pastures) and the dsalpes (when they come down again) or simply around the pastures.

    TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE In the olden days, traditional chalets and mayens were lived in, while attics, granaries and barns were used for storing hay, grain or other feed. These buildings with their original charm underscore the character of the village of Isrables (10 minutes from La Tzoumaz). Along the road are arched stables and memory stones bearing witness to shepherd activity in days gone by. Other notable buildings include medieval bread ovens which are regularly fired up for local celebrations.

    VALLON DE CHASSOURE / LA TZOUMAZ Traversed by the Fare River, the sunny slopes of the Vallon de Chassoure are home to a wealth of fauna and flora as well as to the famous Black Grouse.La Tzoumaz overlooks the Rhne Valley an exceptional valley whose vineyards and cellars are legendary. Get to know them better through wine tastings, accompanied by the best wine-makers in the region. Cheers!

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    A RICH AND VARIED HERITAGE

  • LOCAL PRODUCE

    WINE CELLAR VISIT

    ALPINE PASTURE CHEESE

    GASTRONOMY

    CHASSOURE CHEESEFrom the pasture to the dairy, discover the process of manufacturing Chassoure cheese and end your day with a taste of authentic PDO Raclette. And for the cherry on the top taste the highest fondue in Europe in the igloo bar on the peak of the Mont Fort at an altitude of 3,330 metres.

    CELLAR VISIT AND WIN TASTINGLa Tzoumaz overlooks the Rhne Valley an exceptional valley whose vineyards and cellars are legendary. Get to know them better through wine tastings, accompanied by the best wine-makers in the region. Cheers!

    Fendant | Johannisberg | Petite Arvine | Amigne | Paen | Humagne Dle | Pinot Noir | Cornalin

    AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTSFamous for its mountains and gastronomy, the region is also well-known for its aromatic and medicinal plant cultures. Thyme, lemon balm, mint and several dozen other species are used to make herb teas, sweets and well-known cosmetics, bringing the freshness and benefits of the mountain within everyones reach.

    GASTRONOMY PDO Raclette cheese, highly spiced dried meat, skilfully leavened rye bread the region is bursting with Alpine culinary traditions and delights. Due to its privileged geographical location, La Tzoumaz enjoys and ideal climate which is the basis of the richness of its local produce. Local specialities rub shoulders with top gastronomy and quality wines that will easily conquer your heart in one of the regions many restaurants.

    LOCAL PRODUCE Follow your taste buds and discover flavours typical of the region! Renowned for its PDO Raclette, the region also offers a rich palette of local produce and gourmet addresses. Salting meat and cheese previously required to conserve produce is today an integral part of the regions culinary traditions. Taste and enjoy youll never be able to do without.

    Raclette cheese | Fondue | Cold meats | Dried meat | Raw ham | Sausages | PDO rye bread Apricots from the Valais | Eaux-de-vie (Abricotine et Williamine) | Handmade fruit juice | Honey

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    MELT WITH DELIGHT!

  • LOCAL PRODUCE

    WINE CELLAR VISIT

    ALPINE PASTURE CHEESE

    GASTRONOMY

    CHASSOURE CHEESEFrom the pasture to the dairy, discover the process of manufacturing Chassoure cheese and end your day with a taste of authentic PDO Raclette. And for the cherry on the top taste the highest fondue in Europe in the igloo bar on the peak of the Mont Fort at an altitude of 3,330 metres.

    CELLAR VISIT AND WIN TASTINGLa Tzoumaz overlooks the Rhne Valley an exceptional valley whose vineyards and cellars are legendary. Get to know them better through wine tastings, accompanied by the best wine-makers in the region. Cheers!

    Fendant | Johannisberg | Petite Arvine | Amigne | Paen | Humagne Dle | Pinot Noir | Cornalin

    AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTSFamous for its mountains and gastronomy, the region is also well-known for its aromatic and medicinal plant cultures. Thyme, lemon balm, mint and several dozen other species are used to make herb teas, sweets and well-known cosmetics, bringing the freshness and benefits of the mountain within everyones reach.

    GASTRONOMY PDO Raclette cheese, highly spiced dried meat, skilfully leavened rye bread the region is bursting with Alpine culinary traditions and delights. Due to its privileged geographical location, La Tzoumaz enjoys and ideal climate which is the basis of the richness of its local produce. Local specialities rub shoulders with top gastronomy and quality wines that will easily conquer your heart in one of the regions many restaurants.

    LOCAL PRODUCE Follow your taste buds and discover flavours typical of the region! Renowned for its PDO Raclette, the region also offers a rich palette of local produce and gourmet addresses. Salting meat and cheese previously required to conserve produce is today an integral part of the regions culinary traditions. Taste and enjoy youll never be able to do without.

    Raclette cheese | Fondue | Cold meats | Dried meat | Raw ham | Sausages | PDO rye bread Apricots from the Valais | Eaux-de-vie (Abricotine et Williamine) | Handmade fruit juice | Honey

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    MELT WITH DELIGHT!

  • EXCURSIONS

    MAUVOISIN DAMTake advantage of the educational trail and discover the highest arched dam in Europe (250m), with the additional advantage of a spectacular view of Mauvoisin Lake and its steep cascades.

    MONT-FORT 3330MA panoramic view awaits you from the top of the Mont Fort (3,300m) encompassing the Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Grand Combin ranges. Ascent by cablecar. Excursions sunrise and breakfast arranged in summer.

    GRAND ST-BERNARD PASS AND HOSPICEVisit the hospice and its museum which covers the history of this shelter and stop-off point since the beginning of time. Take advantage of your visit to have a walk with the famous St-Bernard dogs.

    CHAMPEX-LAC AND ITS ALPINE GARDENVisit the magnificent Flore-Alpe Alpine Garden for a combination of summer botany and romanticism. Whatever the weather, dont miss a pleasant walk around the lake.

    WESTERN CITY | MARTIGNYTheme park for kids.www.western-city.ch

    LABYRINTHE AVENTURE | VIONNAZThe largest permanent labyrinth in the world.www.labyrinthe.ch

    HAPPYLAND | GRANGESTheme park for kids.www.happylandnew.ch

    AQUAPARC | LE BOUVERETWaterworld.www.aquaparc.ch

    SWISS VAPEUR PARC | LE BOUVERETA miniature replica of Swiss trains and railway heritage.www.swissvapeur.ch

    THERMAL CENTRESSAILLON | www.bainsdesaillon.chOVRONNAZ | www.thermalp.chVAL DILLIEZ | www.thermes-parc.comLOCHE-LES-BAINS | www.leukerbad.chLAVEY-LES-BAINS | www.lavey-les-bains.ch

    DURNAND GORGESLES VALETTES / BOVERNIERThis one hour walk provides a spectacular aquatic show, orchestrated by 14 waterfalls on a tumultuous river.www.gorgesdudurnand.ch

    ALPINE ZOOLES MARCOTTESMountain animals at Les Marcottes Zoo develop in their natural environment.www.zoo-alpin.ch

    DINSOSAUR FOOTPRINTS AND DAM MOSSONMarvel at the dinosaur footprints at Vieux-Emosson! This is the most important Palaeontology site of its kind in Europe.www.emosson-lac.ch

    UNDERGROUND LAKEST-LONARDDiscovered in 1943, this is the largest navigable underground lake in Europe.www.lac-souterrain.com

    VAL DHRENSThis region is home to the Grande Dixence the biggest gravity dam in the world whose unparalleled height is a fascinating 285m. The Euseigne pyramids are also an amazing natural phenomenon.www.valdherens-tourisme.ch

    ICE SEACHAMONIX MONT-BLANCTons of excursions to go and explore around the Mont-Blanc.www.chamonix.com

    ALETSCH GLACIERRIEDERALPThis glacier is the longest in Europe and is classified a UNESCO world heritage site!www.aletscharena.ch

    PAVILLON DE GLACESAAS-FEEThe highest in the world at 3,500 m!www.saas-fee.ch

    MATTERHORNZERMATTSwitzerlands iconic image.www.zermatt.ch

    MARTIGNYExplore remnants from the ancient Roman era in the town of Octodure or enjoy an artistic moment at the Fondation Gianadda.www.martigny.com

    SIONWith its 7000-year history, the capital of Valais is the matriarch of Swiss towns. Visit its colourful old town and the castles overlooking it. www.siontourisme.ch

    SIERREThe sunniest town in Switzerland is home to one of the two sites belonging to the Valais Museum of Vineyards and Wine.www.sierre-anniviers.ch

    ST-MAURICEFounded in the 6th century, the Abbey of St-Maurice hosted pilgrims on their way to Grand-St-Bernard.www.saint-maurice.ch

    MONTREUXThe magnificent Chteau de Chillon on the banks of Lake Geneva is a must for all history lovers. In town, take a stroll down Montreuxs promenade, lined with exotic trees. www.montreuxriviera.com

    LAUSANNELausannes museums will show you art in all its forms. Those not-to-be missed at all costs are the Olympic Museum and the Gothic Cathedral.www.lausanne-tourisme.ch

    GENEVAKnown all over the world for its Jet deau, the city at the end of the lake glitters with its wealth of museums and its cathedral.www.geneve-tourisme.ch

    TOWNS AND MUSEUMSNATURE AND HERITAGEIN THE SURROUNDINGS ADVENTURE PARKS

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    AND THEN...

  • EXCURSIONS

    MAUVOISIN DAMTake advantage of the educational trail and discover the highest arched dam in Europe (250m), with the additional advantage of a spectacular view of Mauvoisin Lake and its steep cascades.

    MONT-FORT 3330MA panoramic view awaits you from the top of the Mont Fort (3,300m) encompassing the Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Grand Combin ranges. Ascent by cablecar. Excursions sunrise and breakfast arranged in summer.

    GRAND ST-BERNARD PASS AND HOSPICEVisit the hospice and its museum which covers the history of this shelter and stop-off point since the beginning of time. Take advantage of your visit to have a walk with the famous St-Bernard dogs.

    CHAMPEX-LAC AND ITS ALPINE GARDENVisit the magnificent Flore-Alpe Alpine Garden for a combination of summer botany and romanticism. Whatever the weather, dont miss a pleasant walk around the lake.

    WESTERN CITY | MARTIGNYTheme park for kids.www.western-city.ch

    LABYRINTHE AVENTURE | VIONNAZThe largest permanent labyrinth in the world.www.labyrinthe.ch

    HAPPYLAND | GRANGESTheme park for kids.www.happylandnew.ch

    AQUAPARC | LE BOUVERETWaterworld.www.aquaparc.ch

    SWISS VAPEUR PARC | LE BOUVERETA miniature replica of Swiss trains and railway heritage.www.swissvapeur.ch

    THERMAL CENTRESSAILLON | www.bainsdesaillon.chOVRONNAZ | www.thermalp.chVAL DILLIEZ | www.thermes-parc.comLOCHE-LES-BAINS | www.leukerbad.chLAVEY-LES-BAINS | www.lavey-les-bains.ch

    DURNAND GORGESLES VALETTES / BOVERNIERThis one hour walk provides a spectacular aquatic show, orchestrated by 14 waterfalls on a tumultuous river.www.gorgesdudurnand.ch

    ALPINE ZOOLES MARCOTTESMountain animals at Les Marcottes Zoo develop in their natural environment.www.zoo-alpin.ch

    DINSOSAUR FOOTPRINTS AND DAM MOSSONMarvel at the dinosaur footprints at Vieux-Emosson! This is the most important Palaeontology site of its kind in Europe.www.emosson-lac.ch

    UNDERGROUND LAKEST-LONARDDiscovered in 1943, this is the largest navigable underground lake in Europe.www.lac-souterrain.com

    VAL DHRENSThis region is home to the Grande Dixence the biggest gravity dam in the world whose unparalleled height is a fascinating 285m. The Euseigne pyramids are also an amazing natural phenomenon.www.valdherens-tourisme.ch

    ICE SEACHAMONIX MONT-BLANCTons of excursions to go and explore around the Mont-Blanc.www.chamonix.com

    ALETSCH GLACIERRIEDERALPThis glacier is the longest in Europe and is classified a UNESCO world heritage site!www.aletscharena.ch

    PAVILLON DE GLACESAAS-FEEThe highest in the world at 3,500 m!www.saas-fee.ch

    MATTERHORNZERMATTSwitzerlands iconic image.www.zermatt.ch

    MARTIGNYExplore remnants from the ancient Roman era in the town of Octodure or enjoy an artistic moment at the Fondation Gianadda.www.martigny.com

    SIONWith its 7000-year history, the capital of Valais is the matriarch of Swiss towns. Visit its colourful old town and the castles overlooking it. www.siontourisme.ch

    SIERREThe sunniest town in Switzerland is home to one of the two sites belonging to the Valais Museum of Vineyards and Wine.www.sierre-anniviers.ch

    ST-MAURICEFounded in the 6th century, the Abbey of St-Maurice hosted pilgrims on their way to Grand-St-Bernard.www.saint-maurice.ch

    MONTREUXThe magnificent Chteau de Chillon on the banks of Lake Geneva is a must for all history lovers. In town, take a stroll down Montreuxs promenade, lined with exotic trees. www.montreuxriviera.com

    LAUSANNELausannes museums will show you art in all its forms. Those not-to-be missed at all costs are the Olympic Museum and the Gothic Cathedral.www.lausanne-tourisme.ch

    GENEVAKnown all over the world for its Jet deau, the city at the end of the lake glitters with its wealth of museums and its cathedral.www.geneve-tourisme.ch

    TOWNS AND MUSEUMSNATURE AND HERITAGEIN THE SURROUNDINGS ADVENTURE PARKS

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    AND THEN...