Rafting, wave surfing, climbing… our selection of activities in Wallis region

The Wallis region is an ideal destination for lovers of outdoor activities. The mountainous landscapes, tumbling rivers and steep cliffs offer a unique playground for thrill-seekers.

The Valais offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking and hiking.

Canoe en Valais


Rafting is a must-do activity in Wallis canton. The canton’s rivers, such as the Arve, Rhône and Dranse, offer rafting courses to suit all levels, from beginners to the most experienced.

Wave surfing

Nestling in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Alaïa Bay is continental Europe’s first surfing pool. The wave is accessible to surfers of all levels and offers optimal surfing conditions.

Via ferrata

Discover the Valais Alps in a unique way with this not-to-be-missed activity for nature and adventure lovers, which involves climbing a rock face using cables, ladders and other suspension bridges.
The Valais has many climbing routes to suit all levels, including the Via Ferrata du Belvédère and the Via Ferrata Farinetta.


The canton of Wallis is also a paradise for climbers. The canton boasts numerous climbing cliffs, from the easiest to the most difficult. Thrill-seekers can tackle the faces of the Grand Combin or the Matterhorn, while beginners can try their hand at climbing on the cliffs of the Vallée de Conches or the Vallée du Rhône.


Canyoning is an activity that involves descending canyons using a variety of techniques, including walking, swimming, abseiling and zip-lining. The Wallis region has a number of canyons, including the Borgne and Salentze canyons, with routes to suit all levels.


Paragliding is an activity that involves gliding with a canopy. The Wallis offers ideal conditions for paragliding, with breathtaking scenery. You can go paragliding in many parts of the canton, including Verbier and Crans-Montana. Whether in tandem or solo!


Mountain biking is an ideal way to discover the Wallis countryside. There are many mountain bike trails in the canton, from the easiest to the most challenging. Thrill-seekers can tackle the trails in Val d’Hérens or Val de Conches, while beginners can try their hand at mountain biking on the trails in the Rhône Valley or Sierre Valley.


Hiking is a must in the Wallis. The canton has numerous hiking trails, from the easiest to the most challenging. Hiking enthusiasts can discover Alpine peaks, picturesque villages and mountain lakes.


Skiing is the most popular outdoor activity in the Wallis. The canton has many ski resorts, from the largest and best-known, such as Verbier, Crans-Montana and Zermatt, to the smallest and most intimate, such as Champex-Lac or Nax.
The Wallis offers ideal skiing conditions, with slopes for all levels, plenty of snow and breathtaking scenery. Ski enthusiasts can enjoy the powder snow of the Valais Alps on both steep slopes or easy slopes.
As well as alpine skiing, the Wallis also offers other winter sports activities, such as cross-country skiing and ski touring or snowshoeing.


The Wallis is an ideal destination for sledging enthusiasts. There are numerous sledging slopes in the canton, suitable for everyone.

  • The Zermatt sledging slope, which is 1.5 km long and offers a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn.
  • The Saas-Fee sledging slope, which is 2 km long and passes through a pine forest.
  • The Verbier sledging slope, which is 3km long and has some sharp bends.


The Wallis is a great outdoor destination, offering a variety of activities to suit all levels and tastes. Whether you’re a mountain enthusiast or a thrill-seeker, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this region of magnificent scenery.
In winter, the Wallis is a veritable paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. There are plenty of ski and snowboard slopes to suit all levels, from beginners to the most experienced. You can also go cross-country skiing, sledging or paragliding.
In summer, outdoor activities are just as varied. You can go hiking in the Alps, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning or via ferratas. The scenery is magnificent and you can enjoy nature to the maximum.
And when the weather’s not so good, the Wallis is still a great place for adrenalin-seekers, with RealFly giving you the chance to try your hand at indoor skydiving!