A CONNOISSEUR'S DESTINATION
Many people overlook the Swiss Alps as a summer destination. Connoisseurs, however, recognise the beauty and diversity of the Alps in the non-winter months and often describe the mountains as being at their most breathtaking when they are verdant and lush. Autumn on the other hand is a technicolour of yellow, orange and red hues - quite different from the white winter wonderland most people envisage.
Hidden Dragon's location in the canton of Valais will delight sun lovers as the region boasts over 300 days of sun a year (allegedly more than the French Riviera!). Les 4 Vallées is set in a unique micro-climate offering summer visitors balmy temperatures of 25 - 35°C with a cooling alpine breeze - an ideal temperature for sunbathing and la dolce far niente! Set in 2 acres of its own private grounds, the Hidden Dragon chalet offers plenty of outdoor space to relax and unwind. Surrounded by dense forests, nature lovers will delight in the local deer, wild goats and other alpine animals playing near the lodge's terraces.
YOGA, MEDITATION AND SPA
Hidden Dragon is equipped with a huge yoga deck overlooking the Rhone Valley - a truly idyllic spot to stretch, tone and meditate to bird song and the gentle hum of cow bells. Combined with the many spa facilities, we hope to pamper our guests to perfection: hammam, sauna, hot tub, massage and beauty treatments are all on offer to ensure guests return home feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. For specific spa and wellness holiday packages click here.
For outdoor enthusiasts who seek a little more adventure, you will be spoilt for choice. Mountain biking on the hundreds of marked trails, hiking, rock-climbing, mountaineering, trekking along the ancient picturesque irrigation systems - "les bisses" - even escorted by a donkey!, paragliding, parachuting, tennis, archery, picnicking by glacier lakes, dipping into the natural thermal hot springs, rafting, canoeing, bungee-jumping, quad biking, fruit-picking, wine tours, world class golf in multiple local courses including Crans Montana - read more about our Golf Holidays here - and plenty more.
For those in search of a little culture, Switzerland's oldest town, Sion, is a mere 13kms away and offers historians exciting medieval tales set in the Valère and Tourbillon Hills, ancient chateaux, churches and museums. The Valaisans have a multitude of local traditions and festivals which take place throughout the spring and summer months: the famous Combat des Reines (a natural cow fight) is a memorable and enchanting experience. From ancient hamlets, authentic alpine villages, and Roman towns like Martigny to the dazzling lake-side Montreux, made famous by the Jazz festival, those wishing to explore further than Veysonnaz have a truly diverse and rich region at their fingertips!
Resident March 2010
Resident April 2009
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