Experience the Val des Dix
So much to see - So much to do..
The Grande Dixence
Built in the 1950's this is the highest dam in Europe and is well worth a visit (open June- October)
The Village of Heremence
Situated at an altitude of 1200m, Hérémence is a typical mountain village perched on the mountainside with breathtaking views over the Val d'Hérens and the far side of the Rhône valley. Here you have all the local amenities: shop, post office, bank, and cafés. There is also an ice rink during the winter months.
Hérémence is well known for its modern church inaugurated in 1971 and built in harmony with the commune of Hérémence's other distinctive monument nestled at the top of the valley, the Grande Dixence.
A tour of the church is available and includes a sound and light show. In Hérémence there is also a museum, a water mill and traditional bread oven.
Grand Raid MTB Race
The Grand Raid is one of the world's most difficult and gruelling mountain bike races. Taking place at the end of august the race comprises of over 130 kilometers of mountainous terrain.
There are starts in Verbier, Nendaz, Hérémence and Evolène leading on to the finish in Grimentz.
Winter in the Valais
Thyon / Les Collons
Of course in winter there is skiing, and a chairlift at Les Masses will take you to Thyon /Les Collons, a resort which is part of the "4 Vallées" (there is the possibility of a day outing for good skiers to Verbier) The resort is 10 minutes from Prolin by car. For those who prefer the peace and tranquillity of the mountains to the hustle and bustle of the ski resorts, there is a cross-country ski run which has recently been enlarged.
Evolène is situated 20 minutes from Prolin and has pistes suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers.
Pralong has several kilometers of cross-country skiing on offer. This is a more relaxing way to experience the stunning winter scenery and is a haven from the busy ski resorts.
Evolène also offers cross-country skiing, allowing you to enjoy the winter scenery at a more leisurely pace than on the pistes.