Rhein-Reuss-Rhôneweg: Sion - Saillon
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The Rhine-Reuss-Rhône Way connects the Graubünden Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis over the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we were in the mountains at over 1000 m on the way, but we have now that behind us.
Sion at the train station
Saillon in the town centre
Leaving 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». Crossing the Morge, we realize that the area below this tributary was a subject of the Upper Valais for three hundred years. In St. Pierre de Clages we find an archaic Romanesque church with an octagonal tower. In the small, pretty medieval village of Saillon on the hill, the pilgrims found shelter from robbers and natural hazards in the St. James Hospice. The street that opens the old village centre of Saillon to the west is also 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 "stretched" with top wine from the region to 1000 bottles a year – benefits children's charities.
Almost every half hour we are near a public bus station.
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