Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental at Anzère, Switzerland your home away from home
Anzère is situated on a sunny terrace about 1500m above the scenic Rhone Valley. It is 15km from Sitten, the capital of the canton, and is mainly known as a winter sports centre, although it is very beautiful to visit at any time of year. Anzère is at the base of the Wildhorn Massif and is surrounded by larch and pine forests. It has slowly developed as a modern but pretty Swiss village with plenty of amenities for visitors. As a bonus, it is one of the driest and sunniest places in Switzerland due to its sheltered location.
Things to Do at Anzère, Valais Wine Tasting
Anzère and the capital of the canton, Sion, are at the heart of the wine growing area of the Valais. There are many local wineries which offer tours of their wine facilities and free wine tastings are available to sample the excellent produce. The area hosts a Wine Festival each August.
Skiing and Winter Sports
The Anzère ski region has miles of trails and courses for both downhill and cross country skiing. There is also a toboggan run and plenty of opportunities for snowboarding and snowshoeing.
The area round your Anzère vacation rental has miles of "suonen", which are historic irrigation channels dating back to the 15th century. They make ideal walking paths and there are mountain trails up to the Wildhorn Glacier for more serious hikers. Mountain biking, climbing, riding, fishing, hang gliding, tennis, golf, wine cellars and thermal baths offer a host of activities during the warmer months.
Places to Visit Near Anzère, Valais Tseuzier Reservoir
This beautiful lake is set in a wooded basin and is accessible along the narrow road from Ayent or from Anzère along a pleasant "suonen" trail. Enjoy walking around the lake which has great views of the Liene Valley.
The lovely old fortified town of Sierre is within easy reach from your Anzère holiday apartment and has the most hours of sunshine in Switzerland. The historic town is delightful for shopping and dining and there are several local museums.
The eastern shores of Lake Geneva are just 80km from your holiday apartment in Anzère and make a great day trip. Montreux is well known for its music and jazz festivals and is home to the famous Mountain Recording Studios, once owned by rock band Queen. Montreux is a delightful town to explore at any time of year.
Weather at Anzère, Valais
Anzère enjoys a micro-climate with very low rainfall throughout the year. The summer months have average temperatures of 79°F (26°C) whilst the winter ski season has daily temperatures around freezing.
Travel to Anzère, Valais
There are many convenient airports close to your Anzère holiday home. Geneva (GVA) Airport is 100 miles away but the transfer takes a further 2 ½ hours. Basel (BSL) and Zurich (ZRH) Airports are about 3 hours away. The nearest railway station is at Sion (Sitten).