Nestled snugly between the hilly ranges of the Dents du Midi and the Dents Blanches, in the Canton of Valais, in Switzerland, visitors will find the tranquil village of Champery. A Champery holiday is an ideal choice for most travellers, whether you want to simply relax in peaceful surroundings or indulge in a variety of great activities. A Champery holiday rental apartment comes complete with all of the mod-cons found in a first-class hotel with the added bonus of some of the most spectacular scenery to be found within the canton.
If you need a balance between relaxing and some action then there are numerous activities available in Champery and the surrounding area. Amongst the activities visitors can enjoy are swimming, walking, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, freshwater fishing, bird watching, ice skating, sledding and skiing. Visitors to the village during the winter months can bear witness to some wonderful events such as the Grand Odyssee, an intense dog-sled race and the "Derby de Chavanette" which is a ski based race which welcomes newcomers.
If you find the time to venture out from Champery then you will discover some wonderful places worth spending a day in. This includes the town of Martigny which is approximately 20 miles from Champery and is the capital of the district of the same name. Martigny has several wonderful Roman remains including an amphitheatre which is used for cow fights during the autumn months. The town also has the Pierre Gianadda Foundation Museum which has several smaller museums within it. The museum is situated around the remains of a Roman temple and contains a car museum as well as a Gallo-Roman museum.
Weather is an important factor of any holiday and a Champery holiday is no exception. Travellers can expect to experience warm summers and cold winters when staying in the village. The summer months can see the temperature rise to as much as 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime, whilst the winter months can see it fall to as low as -2 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for Champery is around 24 inches.
Keen travellers can start their marvellous Champery holiday by arriving at Geneva Airport (GVA) which is approximately 79 miles away from the village. Passengers can depart from a variety of larger UK airports including Birmingham (BHX), Belfast (BFS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).There are many recognisable airlines offering affordable, regular flights to Geneva such as easyJet, Swiss Air, BMI, British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines.