In summer, Grimentz is an ideal base for your Summer holidays with plenty of activities on hand or just simply to relax and soak up the spectacular scenery. Summer temperatures are warm and the area is renowned for it's exceptional sunshine record.
The old village centre has numerous sun-darkened granaries and chalet buildings, many with balconies awash with red geraniums.
The long summer months can be great for simply relaxing or being more energetic enjoying the numerous sports on offer. In
July and August in particular, the village is full of atmosphere being busy with sightseers, hillwalkers,
and families enjoying their summer holidays.
Within the local area there are over 100 km of signposted hiking paths which can be accessed
directly from the village or using the Bendolla gondola. Further afield, there is a massive variety
of walks accessed by the St. Luc Funicular and other ski lifts that open during the summer
months in villages such as Zinal.
In addition to walking, there are lots of other activities for all the family to participate in including:
Near the Moiry dam up river from Grimentz, there is the Via Ferratta, an excellent rock climbing
There is over 350km of trails within the Val d´Anniviers area (bike hire is available at local sports
shops). Maps and guides can be obtained at the local tourist offices. For a really serious challenge
the race "Le Grand Raid" takes place in August starting in Verbier, finishing in Grimentz - a total
of 131km in a day! There are options to start along the way and do shorter versions of the race.
www.grand-raid.ch . At St Luc below the funicular, there is afreeride and downhill bike park. Details
can be obtained from our links page.
Bungy jumping, Forest Assualt Course, White Water Rafting and Adrenaline Activities
Nearby at Niouc, you can jump of Europe's Highest Bridge Bungy Jump and do lots of other
adrenaline activities. At Vercorin, there is an excellent Forest Adventure assault course along with
scooter bikes downhill tracks. For more details follow the links on our links page.
Tennis and Golf
Located in the heart of Grimentz are 2 full size all weather tennis courts available to hire by the hour.
There are four golf courses within a 45 minute drive from Grimentz including the Championship
Course at Crans sur Sierre where the Swiss Open is played. For those not up for proper golf there is
a 18 hole mini golf at Grimentz for all the family to have fun on.
If you want a more relaxed holiday, why not explore the local museums, vineyards in the Rhone
valley, festivals, thermal spas and other attractions which can be easily reached.
Summer Quick Facts
over 100km of marked paths
over 350km of trails and
4 courses less than 45 mins
drive. Mini golf
paragliding and bungee
White water rafting on the
Indoor pool and sauna
2 tennis courts
"Grimentz is an ideal base for your alpine summer holiday"