Bern, the national capital, is situated 55 miles (89 kilometers) north of Valais, while Lucerne is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the northeast.
Head to the mountains to enjoy the various wintersports in the area by visiting one of the well-equipped ski centers. Allow yourself plenty of time to visit Verbier Ski Resort or Klein Matterhorn. There’s more wintersports fun at Champery Ski Resort and Grimentz Ski Resort.
Valais offers plenty of outdoor adventures at its many attractive ecological parks. Avid hikers will like taking in the beauty to be found at Matterhorn, Breithorn or Nufenen Pass.
To find natural beauty in the city, head to one of its many beautiful green spaces. Among the best parks and gardens to explore on a sunny day with that someone special are Dufourspitze, Schwarzsee and the equally tranquil Mount Fort.
A favorite with local and visiting golf fanatics is Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, the best place to work on your average in Valais. Get outfitted in the pro shop, and challenge the course average, then finish the day in the clubhouse by enjoying a light meal with friendly locals.
Get inspired in Valais by planning a visit to the Pierre Gianadda Foundation. Explore the collections at your own pace, see the highlights, then ask for tips from the locals to uncover some of the more eclectic museums in the vicinity.
The Stockalperschloss is a great place for visitors who think they’ve seen it all in the Valais area.