Are you looking for an unforgettable summer vacation experience in Valais? Look no further than Coco Chalet! Our location in Les Collons provides easy access to a variety of exciting activities, including hiking to the goullis, or mountain tarns, for breathtaking views and a delicious lunch at Cabane d'Essertze. Don't miss the chance to explore the network of ancient irrigation channels known as les bisses, which offer picturesque mountain walking through a variety of landscapes. With the largest network in Europe between Les Collons and Nendaz, les bisses are accessible from May through to October and offer a unique way to experience the stunning beauty of Valais.
You will fin stunning natural beauty and unforgettable adventures in Val d'Herens and Val d'Anniviers! Take a scenic drive through traditional Swiss landscapes to explore the rugged Arolla, Ferpecle, and Zinal glaciers, all surrounded by towering 4000m peaks. For a truly unforgettable experience, venture further afield to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the awe-inspiring Aletsch glacier. Don't miss your chance to discover the natural wonders of the Swiss Alps!
Hike from Les Collons to La Grande Dixence Dam
Looking for a challenging and rewarding hike in the Les Collons area? Consider hiking from Les Collons to the La Grande Dixence Dam. This 16 km hike takes approximately 4.30 hours to complete and covers an altitude difference of 700 metres, so it's best suited for well-trained hikers with good endurance and strength. Along the way, you'll encounter steep and rocky paths, but the views of the surrounding landscape are absolutely breathtaking. Keep an eye out for local flora and fauna, such as deer and ibex. And when you reach the dam, you'll be treated to one of the most beautiful sights in the area. Don't forget to check the bus timetable carefully to make sure you can get back to Les Collons.
Chairlifts summer schedule 2023
TRABANTA Chairlift (100 meters from Coco Chalet) : tbc
MASSE AND ETHEROLLA Chairlifts (4 km from Coco Chalet) tbc
VEYSONNAZ (4 km from Coco Chalet) tbc
Downhill with a 'trottinette'
Looking for a fun family activity? Try trottinette, a thrilling ride down the mountain on all-terrain scooters! Suitable for children aged 8 or over and at least 1.35m tall, this 2-km stretch is a great way to explore the stunning Thyon mountain pasture and admire the incredible Matterhorn and Dent-Blanche views. Take the Trabanta chairlift up and then zoom down with the scooters for an unforgettable adventure. For more information and to book, visit https://www.thyon.ch/en/scooters-thyon-fp40541.
There is access to 10 golf courses located in 8 resorts, all within an hour's drive from the village, In Verbier and Sion and the most exciting being the championship course at Crans Montana, home of the European Masters and frequently included in lists of the most beautiful courses in the world with it views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
In the Eringer hotel at 350 meters from the chalet, you can make use of the heated n-and outside pool as a non hotel guest. For 15 CHF and 12 CHF (under 16 year) you can buy and entrance ticket. As from you the Summer 2023, wellness bath will be open.
This is a brilliant combination of golf and football. Playing football on the other side of the Val d'Herens in Nax - a lot of fun for all the family.
The Thyon area has 13 mountain bike trails ranging in length from 30 minutes to 4 hours, and in level from easy to difficult based on elevation and distance. The local sports shops offer bike rental. At Genolets Sport at Les Collons 1850 you can rent e-bike and with just naming the facts that you are clients at Coco Chalet will give you a 10% reduction.
Gain altitude and discover the sensations of a paragliding flight! Do not miss to take off and fly over the ski slopes, the snowpark, the resort and the magnificent landscapes of the Thyon and Val d'Hérens region.
The local area provides other activities such as Disc Golf at Thyon, horse riding, mountain scooters, and there is a fitness trail through the woods. In addition, themed walks and other events are organised locally, details are available from the Tourist Office.
For all these activities, see: https://www.thyon.ch/fr/parapente-fp36973
Spring / Summer / Autumn
For the dare devils. The zip line at the Grande Dixence is a thrill - at 700m long it runs alongside the highest gravity dam.
Sion is the historic capital of Valais with the castle and basilica prominent for many miles around sitting on their rocky pedestals. Dine on local produce or visit one of the many wine producers in the area.
Underground lake Saint Léonard (Lac souterrain)
A fun outing for the whole family is a visit to the biggest underground lake of Saint Léanard, just 10 minutes drive from Sion. A boatride of approx. 45 minutes including a guide who gives you a fun facts about this lake with crystal clear blue water. Check opening times and book your tickets onine at: https://lac-souterrain.com/en/