La Tzoumaz is a popular walking destination in summer.

With over 150km of sign-posted trails, there is a wealth of fantastic walks to be had near Chalet Cathay. Canals, known locally as ‘bisses’, have been a typical feature of the local landscape and can be found all over the resort. They have been used to irrigate farmland since the 14th century but these days are popular walking routes. The Sentier des Bisses in La Tzoumaz is a particularly fine example.

Our nearest valley of note is Val de Bagnes, which encompasses the terrain of the Verbier piste map – a fine opportunity to walk around the area you skied or snowboarded in winter!

A good source of inspiration for walks near and far, easy-going and strenuous, short and epic, and everything in between can be found in the book ‘Walking in the Valais’, a recommended reference guide for all guests thinking of a summer trip to Chalet Cathay.

Useful information:

Map of Valleys in the Valais

‘Walking in the Valais’ by Kev Reynolds