Rhein-Reuss-Rhéneweg: Sion - Saillon

Medium
22.5 km
6:20 h
528 mhd
518 mhd
Kapelle St. Laurent und Saillon
Sion: Blick von Valeria auf Kathedrale

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Sion: Steinzeitgrab "Petit Chasseur"
The Rhein-Reuss-Rhéneweg connects the Graubündner Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis via the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we were in the mountains at over 1000 m, but we have that now behind us.
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Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  662 m
Lowest Point  470 m
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Start Sion at the train station
Destination Saillon in the town centre
Coordinates 46.227615, 7.359133

Description

As we leave Sion, we take a look at a four-and-a-half thousand-year-old tomb behind the schoolhouse on Rue-du-Petit-Chasseur. On this stage we usually move on the "Chemin du Vignoble No. 36". When we cross the Morge, we become aware that the area below this tributary was a subject area of the Upper Valais for three hundred years. In St. Pierre de Clages we find an archaic Romanesque church with octagonal tower. In the small, pretty medieval village of Saillon on the hill, the pilgrims found shelter from predators and natural hazards in the Jacob's Hospice. The street train that opens the old village centre of Saillon to the west is called Rue St. Jacques. And further up the mountain is the smallest vineyard in the world, which belongs to the Dalai Lama. The sale of the wine – of course with top-of-the-range wine from the region "stretched" to 1000 bottles a year, benefits children's charities.

Geheimtipp

Almost every half hour we are near a public bus station.

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