This beautiful area of Thyon-Les Collons is also known as the Four Valleys. It is popular for snow sports in the winter and hill walking in the summer. It is famous for its local food produce. Cheese, fruits and locally grown vegetables complement the best farm-raised meats. It is also in a wine-producing region. Thyon-Les Collons is conveniently close to the slopes of the four valleys which are famous for their excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. Views of the Matterhorn and Weissholm are beautiful in all seasons.
Hiking and Biking - In the summer, the area around your villa in Thyon-Les Collons, known as the Four Valleys, is a beautiful area for hiking and mountain biking along the marked trails. The Valais Alps and Lake Geneva are all easily accessible. The chair lift is available for high altitude hiking.
Winter Sports - The area around Thyon-Les Collons is very popular in the winter for the excellent slopes and amenities provided for skiing and snowboarding. Lessons are available at all levels and cross-country skiing, high alpine ski-touring and glacier skiing can all be reached on skis from your self catering villa.
Wine Tours - The area between Martigny and Siere is perfect for vineyards which grow on the southern slopes of the Rhone Valley. The soil and terrain produce unusual and great wines. Visit a winery for wine tasting and buy direct from the vintner.
Sion is the capital of the Valais region and it is a major wine producing centre. Wander down the main street shops on Grand-Pont with distant views of snow capped mountains. It is an ancient town and Roman inscriptions can be seen in the Town Hall. Sion is also the centre for several air shows during the year with aerobatic teams from Italy joining the impressive displays.
Even in the summer, visitors to Thyon-Les Collons can visit the Aletsch glacier near Riederalp. Glacier walking in this spectacular area is popular with visitors.
For the three months of winter, daily temperatures generally average below freezing at Thyon-Les Collons with reasonable snowfall. In the summer, temperatures reach 26C (79F) making this a pleasant area for outdoor pursuits all year round.
Malpensa International airport is around 85km (53 miles) from your self catering villa in Thyon-Les Collons. It has regular flights from all over Europe.