Make the most of your stay with Mrs Miggins by taking advantage of a selection of activities offered in and around Grimentz. Grimentz is the ideal destination for the entire family with something for all ages and interests to be discovered in this beautiful part of Valais. Staff at Mrs Miggins can help guide you towards experiences that interest you to make your Alpine vacation truly unforgettable.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Fixed Rope Climbing
For those who are looking for their next adrenaline thrill, Grimentz might just have what you’re looking for, the via ferrata climbing route skirting the edge of the Lac de Moiry is sure to get your heart racing.
This specialist climbing route is not for the faint hearted with an overhanging traverse 20 metres long in some areas, but the rewards for taking on this once in a lifetime challenge are well worth it. Enjoy incredible views of the turquoise waters of the Moiry dam during the 2.5km trail which will test your skill, endurance and nerve. You can also enjoy foods including fondue at the Lac de Moiry via ferrata climbing area with incredible views over the lake.
Lac de Moiry via ferrata climbing route details:
Competition Time: 2:30h
Toboggan run Grimentz
Take to the Val d’Anniviers on a toboggan for a breathtaking journey down 5km of slopes. Great for those who don’t want to ski, or just for taking a more leisurely trip down the slopes to take in the magnificent views.
Starting in Grimentz itself, you are taken up to an altitude of 2129 metres by cable car to Bendolla. From here you begin your gliding decent back towards the Grimentz village during which you will be able to appreciate the fantastic scenery you pass through.
Val d’Anniviers toboggan details:
Start: Summit station “Bendolla” (2129 m)
End: Grimentz (1553 m)
PASS ANNIVIeRS LIBeRTé
Take advantage of the Pass Anniviers Liberté offer when you stay in certain accommodation in Anniviers. This offer stands from the May to November, providing its holder free access/or a 50% discount on transport, leisure facilities, and attractions around the region.
You qualify for this fantastic offer if you spend one night or more in commercially-rented accommodation or in a holiday home. Visitors of Grimentz can acquire their passes from the Mrs Miggins reception at check in.
Pass Anniviers Liberté Benefits in Grimentz include:
50% Ski Lift Discount (Bendolla & Sorebois cable car)
Free Tennis & Minigolf
Free Bus Rides
Free guided tour of the Moiry dam
Free tour of the Maison de Grand-Maman (Granny’s House)
Free tour of the ‘Maison Bourgeoisiale’ communal building
Plus loads more to make your Grimentz holiday unforgettable.
Hiking & Mountain Biking
Hiking In Grimentz
One of the best ways to enjoy the wonderful sights and scenery Grimentz has to offer is to take to the trails around the village and surrounding mountains. The Val d’Anniviers is traced with interesting and exciting hiking trails waiting to be discovered.
Enjoy a variety of routes suitable for all levels of experience, whether you are looking for a quiet and relaxed walk or more challenging hiking adventure. The areas around Grimentz are dotted with hiking cabins such as the Cabane de Moiry where you can stop to get refreshments during your hike to taking in the breathtaking views.
Tour du Val d’Anniviers: Grimentz – Vercorin
The Tour du Val d’Anniviers is a panoramic 12.9km trail through some of the highest peaks in Valais following the western slopes of the Val d’Anniviers. This high altitude route guarantees spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, including rich Alpine pastures, luscious meadows and fragrant forest. Expect to encounter plenty of wildlife on this medium difficulty hiking route.
Completion time: 4:30h
Tour du Lac de Moiry
Enjoy dramatic views of the Lac de Moiry and it’s dam during this 13.7km hiking trail named the Tour du Lac de Moiry, located 2500 metres above sea-level. This scenic route offers expansive views across the turquoise waters of the lake as it traces it’s edges. At the far end of the lake, the hiking trail crosses the river La Gougra which is fed by the Glacier de Moiry higher up the valley.
Completion time: 4:45h
Grimentz and the surrounding mountains are a true mountain biking paradise. With a full range of mountain biking facilities, routes, and transport options you are guaranteed an exciting and adrenaline fuel biking experience in Grimentz. The varying grade routes will take you through some of the most breathtaking Alpine scenery on earth, with biking trails for all levels of experience. To hone your mountain biking skills why not visit the St Luc Bike Park, a great destination for mountain biking enthusiast. The three trails of varying difficulty at the St Luc Bike Park are excellent for testing your skill, and your nerve.
Pumptrack Grimentz is a specially created cycle track located in the “Clos des Frès” recreation area. This track is free to use for visitors, suitable for use by BMX, mountain bikes, skateboards, roller skates, and scooters. It is comprised of a series of ramps, and banked turns, ideal for those looking to practise skills or just for a fun day out in the summer season.
Track Size: 900m2
Moiry – Trophy of the Dams
The challenging route to the Moiry dam takes you on a 32.7km trail with a total altitude gain of over 2km! You will pass by picturesque villages on your journey towards the top of the dam were you will be met by breathtaking views of the turquoise waters and enjoy views of the Matterhorn and the Dent Blanche.
Distance: 32.7 km
Ascent: 2,042 m
Grimentz is easily accessible through a variety of transport options, making exploring the village itself and the surrounding areas easy. Shuttle busses operate in the area in both summer and winter allowing for access to the nearby towns of Zinal, Moiry & the Vissoie (summer), and Vercorin. Grimentz is only a 30 minute journey from the Sierre train station for travel from further afield.
Though the best way to explore the village of Grimentz is on bike or by foot, allowing you to take in the traditional architecture and wonders that the village possesses. The small scale of the village allows you to explore its entirety in this way, while it is also large enough to have plenty to offer to everyone.
Things To Do
Grimentz is most widely known for it’s traditional Swiss feel and relaxed atmosphere, this makes it the ideal destination for those who are looking for a more laid back luxury holiday. The village is adorned with hundreds of fiery red geraniums in the summer months. The local and surrounding area is dotted with restaurants, bars, and shops – selling everything from groceries to souvenirs.
There are plenty of local amenities including pools and activity centres to entertain the whole family, no matter their age or interests. The calm atmosphere in Grimentz makes for a great family destination, allowing you to focus on time spent together and bonding doing the things you all love.
Keeping your children happy during a holiday can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, but during a holiday with Mrs Miggins in Grimentz this is never an issue. Grimentz is a true family vacation destination, with plenty of activities to offer for all family members. Grimentz has it’s very own indoor play park, reserved for children under 20. The play park includes an adventure park, trampolines, ninja warrior, battle beam, and so much more. This professionally run park is a great place for children while you enjoy the wonders of Grimentz.
Children’s Skiing Clubs
Taking to the slopes around Grimentz is a great experience for all ages, they also make a fantastic place to begin your children’s skiing journey. With specialist ski schools around Grimentz, such as the Grimentz Snowgarden offering lessons specifically for kids to get them on their first trips down the slopes. They take on children from 3 years old, providing expert ski tutoring during the ski lessons. If you are just looking for some time to take to the slopes on your own why not take advantage of the nursery service offered at the Swiss Ski School Grimentz, see prices below.
Child pricing at the Grimentz Snowgarden (10:00 – 12:45 / 13:30 – 14:45):
1 Day Snowgarden for CHF 55.
5 Days Snowgarden for CHF 225.
Kids Nursery for CHF 18./Hour
Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers
Stunning high mountains surround the village of Grimentz on all sides, positioned with the Rhone Valley to the north, Zermatt (The Matterhorn) to the east, Italy to the south, and Verbier to the west, Grimentz is the true definition of Alpine living. The village offers incredible opportunities to engage in exciting snow sports as well as being a rich traditional experience.
Access By Car
From Grimentz to Sierre : 30 minutes
From Milan to Sierre : 3h20
From Geneva to Sierre : 2h00
From Zürich to Sierre : 3h10
From Paris to Sierre : 6h50
Access to ski lifts
30 mins (Sierre)