Excursions/ Activities

Hospice on the Great Saint Bernard

The near 1000 year old hospice is probably the most famous cultural monument in the region. Visit the famous St. Bernhard dogs, which also serve as valuable helpers in mountain rescue operations, and travel to the nearby museum with its unique treasures of the past. The hospice should provide protection and peace and will enchant you with its legendary hospitality.

You can find more information here.

Distance from Liddes: 23 min


Not far from Liddes is the small town of Martigny. Nestled in a rhone bend, between vineyards and orchards, the place is considered to be the most dynamic city in Valais. History lovers also get their money's worth here: Numerous Roman ruins, including an amphitheater, can be found. Whether you just want to go for a coffee or go shopping - a visit to Martigny is definitely worth it!

More information about Martigny and its attractions can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 28min

 Barryland - The Museum of St. Bernard Dogs

The Barryland - Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard is a museum in Martigny devoted to the history and breeding of the St. Bernhards. Located in the former arsenal next to the Roman Amphitheater, this lively museum is the meeting center that brings visitors together with the legendary St. Bernard dogs from the Great St. Bernhard.

More information about Barryland and its dogs can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 26min

Fondation Gianadda

Art gallery, Gallo-Roman museum, museum for vintage cars, sculpture park, an old arsenal, tepidarium, concert venue; all this and more can be found in one spot in Martigny. The Fondation Gianadda is definitely worth a visit.

Further information can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: about 28min

Roman Amphitheater

The amphitheater was built at the beginning of the 2nd century in the Roman city of Claudii Vallensium (today Martigny), which was a sign of the prosperity of the then Roman town. The construction probably took place under the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan. It is a small amphitheater that could accommodate up to 5,000 people. Today it is still used for various events such as the OpenAir Cinema, Ring Cow fight, performances etc.

Further information about the Roman experience can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 27min


The village of Verbier, built in the typical Valaisian mountain style, is situated on a plateau above the Val de Bagnes and offers a wide and varied range of accommodation for people of all ages. Verbier is home to a winter sports Mecca, also known by the name "4 Vallées". When it comes to summer tourism, Verbier offers 500 miles of hiking trails, 826 kilometers of mountain bike trails, super thermals for paragliders and two golf courses.

More information about Verbier and its many offers can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 32min

Dam Les Toules

The Les Toules Dam is located in the Val d'Entremont. The water in the reservoir comes from the Dranse d'Entremont, from the three reservoirs of Allènes, Croix and Valsorey and nine glaciers. Les Toules is the first vaulted wall in Switzerland.

On the dam of Les Toules, near Bourg-St-Pierre, you can get the ultimate adrenalin kick:

You drop into a void (or rather a rope) lying in a delta-controller harness and you can even regulate the fall speed yourself. A guide that secures you from below ensures a safe landing in the depths.

You can find more information here.

Distance from Liddes: 11 min

Alpine Botanical Gardens

Flowers over flowers! Discover the extensive alpine gardens in Champex-Lac and Bourg-St-Pierre. Here you can expect more than four thousand plant species, from the region and from all over the world!

Open from May to October.

More information about the surrounding botanical gardens can be found at the following links:

Flore-Alp in Champex-Lac and La Linnaea in Bourg-St-Pierre.

Distance Flore-Alpe from Liddes: 30 min

Distance La Linnaea from Liddes: 10 min

Durnand Gorge

The Durnand Gorge offers a unique backdrop that will take your breath away. Wooden walkways and stairs tower over the 14 waterfalls of the torrent, which will take you on an unforgettable journey.

The Durnand Gorge is about 1 km long and extends between the mountains Pointe Ronde and Catogne of the municipality Bovernier at 613 meters altitude. The gorge has been open to walkers since 1877.

You can find more information here.

Distance from Liddes: approx. 24 min

Escape World - not for the faint hearted!

A unique adventure awaits you in Vernayaz: In groups of 2 to 5 people, immerse yourself in the world of an old military fort and let your imagination guide you. Observe the surroundings using only torchlight, discover clues, decode mechanisms and strengthen your team spirit. Your challenge: You have to reach the last chest in only 75 minutes and open it...

Dare to find out what's inside? Further information for this unforgettable experience can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 33min

Evionnaz - Naturelabyrinth

Exciting games, obstacles and mysterious treasures await brave visitors in the world's largest natural labyrinth. And on the other side is a playground that is second to none, with giant slides, trampolines, a climbing wall, mini golf and much more.

More information about the labyrinth can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 39min

VerticAlp Emosson

Take the train up to dizzying heights, enjoy the breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, the surrounding valleys and the second largest artificial lake in Switzerland, or discover the incomparable nature; all this and more can be experienced with VerticAlp Emosson. Here you will find numerous hiking opportunities, a unique canyoning experience, or even the opportunity to see prehistoric dinosaur tracks!

Open from May to October.

More information and videos about this unforgettable experience can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: 49min

Laser Tag Villeneuve

Need some action? Find your way in the dark, cross obstacles and compete against others at the laser tag. Fun is inevitable!

You can find more information about this unique pleasure here.

Distance from Liddes: about 51min

Chaplin's World

Meet Charlie Chaplin; privately and professionally, well, almost at least! The Charlie Chaplin Museum brings you closer than ever to the silent movie artist! The Manoir gives you a glimpse of his family life, while in the studio you'll discover the cult strips that have made the British actor and filmmaker so well-known. The whole thing is completed with a beautiful garden with great views.

Well, curious? More information about the Museum of the Legend can be found here.

Distance from Liddes: about 1h


The Aquaparc is an amusement park for the whole family with a variety of water activities: games, relaxation and many adrenaline rushes make for an unforgettable day!

Distance from Liddes: 1h

You can find more information about swimming here.

and much more...

Need more nature? Take a look at the home of many rare plant and animal species in the protected swamp of Champex-Lac. Would you like more culture? In addition to the well-known mill of Valsorey and several artillery fortifications in the area, here you can also expect numerous churches and chapels, as well as a parish museum. You'll not get bored!