Sion & surroundings
Sion, capital city of Valais, is considered the sunniest city in Switzerland. Thanks to its central location, this small historic town is also an excellent starting point to discover and enjoy many sport, cultural and gastronomic activities of the region.
Not to be missed in Sion
- The old town with its Friday morning market
- The art, history and nature museums as well as the prison museum
- The four castles of Valère and Tourbillon, Montorge and Majorie
- The shows at the Théâtre de Valère
- The Valère Ancient Organ Festival and the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition
A few minutes’ walk from the Hôtel des Vignes, the underground lake of St-Léonard deserves a visit as the largest underground lake in Europe.
Since 1978, the Gianadda Foundation in Martigny has hosted many major artists’exhibitions.
You will find more information about the region on Sion Tourisme website.
With more than 5’000 hectares of vineyards, Valais hosts one-third of the Swiss vineyard and offers more than 50 varieties of grapes. The 420 hectares of vineyards of Sion make it the second Valais wine-growing town. Local wines won numerous awards in European competitions.
Offers of the tourist office of Sion
Take advantage of the special offers of the tourist office of Sion.
In Uvrier – St-Léonard:
5 minutes from the hotel, the Castel d’Uvrier proposes to taste, upon reservation, the great wines of the Provins and Valais Mundi houses accompanied by a refined local cuisine.
Frédéric Dumoulin SA L’orpailleur
Antoine et Christophe Bétrisey – tasting upon reservation
Le Chai du Baron – tasting upon reservation
In Ayent and Sion:
Les Celliers de Sion – open every day from 10:00 to 20:00
Indoor golf at Hôtel des Vignes
The Hotel des Vignes has an indoor golf course with 3 simulators and a 9-hole putting green open daily from 8am to 10pm. You will be able to perfect your technique throughout the year!
Reservation recommended, please call +41 27 203 50 30
Outdoor Golf in Valais
The hotel is located near the most beautiful golf courses in Valais.
Choose from four 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole golf course, all located between 4 and 20 km from the hotel:
Cycling, hiking, extreme activities, …
The Rhône Valley is a paradise for cyclists, mountain biking or road cycling.
Discover many hikes and walks with the Hotel des Vignes as starting point:
- Discovery of the Valais vineyards by the Clavoz stream
- Zeuzier and Grande Dixence dams
- The Réchy valley
- The Val d’Hérens
Thrill seekers will be able to indulge in the joys of :
- surfing in Alaia Bay in Sion
- rafting on the Rhône
- free falling in the new Realfly flight simulator
And for a relaxing finish, nothing beats a refreshing dip in the small lakes of the Domaine des Iles.
Stations de sports d’hiver à proximité
Thanks to the hotel’s central location, you can reach many ski resorts in less than thirty minutes:
- Domaine des 4 vallées: les Collons, Thyon 2000, Veysonnaz, Nendaz et Verbier
- Nax-Mont Noble
- Val d’Anniviers
You can choose each day the ski resort with the best snow conditions.
If you practice cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, you will enjoy a great day out in Crans-Montana, Évolène or Val d’Hérens.
15 Stations de ski à proximité
Family activities in Sion
Walks, games or sports, the Valais is full of activities to do with your family. We invite you to consult the website of the tourist office of Sion to find the best activities to do with your family.