Le Pays de Saint Bernard is a popular destination for those who want to take advantage of the fabulous skiing nearby. Some say that they avoid the area starting about November, because there are so many people vying for a spot on the mountain. Your holiday rental home in Le Pays de Saint Bernard will be your home base for all of your adventures.
If you are travelling to Le Pays de Saint Bernard during the winter, it is likely that you enjoy skiing and other snow sports. In addition to skiing, you can take advantage of the opportunity to go hiking or snowshoeing in the picturesque Swiss Alps. There are group tours or you can hire an English speaking mountain guide to take you and your group on a private outing. During the warmer months, the mountains come alive with colour and there are numerous hiking trails to explore. For a once in a lifetime – although quite expensive – adventure, consider taking a ride on an actual fighter jet. These trips leave from the Sion Airport (SIR), and are tailored to each passenger. If you want a full on thrill ride, the pilot will pull some heart stopping manoeuvres. If you prefer a ride that is a bit gentler, that can be arranged as well.
There are many places to visit during your holiday to Le Pays de Saint Bernard. If you want a heart stopping adventure, consider driving on the Furka Pass. This treacherous stretch of road is not for the faint of heart, but many who have dared it say the views are nothing short of amazing and worth all of the trouble to get there. The whole family will enjoy a ride on the Mont-Blanc Express. The train provides an interesting way to see the countryside.
There are also museums nearby such as the Valais Museum of Art and the Museum of Archaeology.
The summer weather in Le Pays de Saint Bernard can be quite warm with average temperatures of between 25°C and 30°C degrees. In the winter, the weather is what one might expect from an area so well known for its fine skiing and it is not uncommon for the temperatures to be at or below freezing.
Travellers to Le Pays de Saint Bernard usually fly into Geneva Airport (GVA), which is about 150 km away. Many then take a train to complete their journey. The closest railway station is Orsiere, located 5 km from Le Pays de Saint Bernard. It is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay.