Europe offers many scenic places for a memorable holiday and one of them is Lötsch Valley-Lötsch Mountains in Switzerland. This is a place in the south of the country that provides natural beauty and year round activities. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, chalets, apartments, and campsites.
Things to do on holiday to Lötsch Valley-Lötsch Mountains, Switzerland
In the winter the Lötsch Mountains offer some great skiing for holidaymakers including the resort of Lauchernalp. There are also plenty of hiking routes to follow when the winter snow has cleared providing great views of the valley as well as the flora and fauna. Famous trails in the Lauchernalp area include the hike over Lötschen Pass into the Gasterntal and Kandersteg and also the high trail to Fafleralp. There are a few golf clubs in the Valais region including in Brig, Sion, Martingy and Zermatt. For some relaxation visitors can try the Brig Baths, which is one of the biggest open-air thermal centres in Switzerland. Fishing enthusiasts can head to the Rhone River or to Lake Geneva, where holidaymakers can enjoy numerous watersports. This region offers many restaurants, bars and inns for visitors to experience including mountainside restaurants at the ski resorts. Brig in particular offers a wide variety of eateries as well as take-away establishments for self catering holidaymakers. Gifts and souvenirs can be purchased at shops in resorts such as Lauchernalp, which also has an internet cafe.
Places to visit on holiday to Lötsch Valley-Lötsch Mountains, Switzerland
Visitors will find many interesting places to visit in the Valais region including historic buildings such as Stockalper Palace in Brig. The area also has a number of museums including the Ecomuseum Simplon in Brig. Guided tours of the old historic town of Brig are also available for tourists.Zermatt is an attractive village in Oberwallis and is the best place to see the Matterhorn as well as featuring an Alpine Museum. From Brig railway station passengers can take a ride to Northern Italy, passing through the world’s longest rail tunnel on the way. A two hour drive takes visitors to Geneva, which has museums, magnificent architecture and of course Lake Geneva.
The warmest months in Lötsch Valley-Lötsch Mountains are July and August with an average maximum high temperature of 19 degrees centigrade. Between December and February the temperatures can drop to as low as -8 degrees centigrade. Rainfall is spread quite evenly throughout the year with around 50 to 60mm falling each month on average.
The nearest airport is approximately two hours away in Geneva, where a large number of airlines have flights from various destinations across the world. easyJet covers the most cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Paris-Orly, Rome and Stockholm as well as many others. Car hire firms such as Alamo, Avis, Budget Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt are all represented at the airport, with desks in the Arrivals level.