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Sled dogs in the Val des Dix

Every wednesday, saturday and sunday from 25 Dec 2023 to 19 Mar 2024

09:30 - 14:30

Activities from December 25 to March 19, 2024
During the first two weeks of January, activity on request.
Every Wednesday, Satruday and Sunday
Departures at 9:30am - 11am - 1pm - 2:30pm
3 different sectors in the Val des Dix
Reservation required 48 hours in advance at Hérémence Tourism

Sleigh ride :
Enjoy a magical ride, sitting in the sled, in the calm and atypical landscape of the Val des Dix.
This sled ride will make you live a moment out of time which will plunge you far from the daily stress for a moment. You will also be close to the team to admire the power that is developed by the dogs to pull you... The main actors with whom you will have all leisure to keep an imperishable memory during a small photo session (by your means) and of course a moment of cuddle once the stroll finished. It goes without saying that warm clothes are strongly recommended.

CHF 40.- per adult, CHF 20.- per kid age: 3 years minimum
Initiation :
Become a musher for a moment!
You will be able to experience the driving of a carriage on the Route de la Planie, a route with no major changes in altitude but still winding, which offers an atmosphere worthy of Scandinavia in the middle of the forest.
After receiving instructions from the musher, you will take charge of your sled and your team to enjoy the indescribable feeling of driving a sled. The musher will always be in front of you with his sled to open the road and to immortalize this moment.

CHF 300.- / 1 hour, age: 16 years old minimum
(Possibility to make a group of 3, 20 minutes each)

Panoramic Tour :
By choosing this tour, you will be closer to the wilderness!
Sitting in the sled, you will leave from the Mandelon refreshment stand with the objective of reaching the Plateau de Vendes with a parade of natural and architectural splendors.
In the first place, you will have in your back, the imposing Grande Dixence dam, which you will be able to admire in a better way on the way back... In the 2nd time, you will find yourself overlooking the Val d'Hérens in its middle, which will offer you an incredible view on the Bernese Alps, the Maya, the Becs de Bosson and the Sasseneire... And to finish, the apotheosis by arriving at Vendes, an unforgettable panorama on the Dent-Blanche, the Dents de Veisivi and the Matterhorn.
The route follows the summer road all the way, but in winter conditions, the musher and the dogs trace it. It may be necessary to put your foot down in the more delicate sections. Warm and waterproof clothes are therefore essential for your well-being (snowshoes will be available on the sled if you wish).
This tour can be cancelled the day before by the musher if the weather and natural conditions do not allow it.

CHF 125.- / person, approx. 6 km, minimum age 16 years

Photo credits: Benoît Crettenand


Sled dogs in the Val des Dix

Sébastien Moix

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