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The Queen of the 4 Vallées

Tradition & markets

A summer cow fighting event is being organized for the first time at Tortin-Nendaz.

Event has ended


In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tortin cow sheds in style, a grand summer cow fighting event is being organized in the summer of 2023. During this incredible event, dozens of Hérens cows of various categories and coming from all parts of the Valais will be at Tortin-Nendaz to fight for the title of Queen . The Queen of the 4 Vallées will be crowned during this truly festive occasion steeped in local tradition.

A cantine is being put up especially for the occasion where you can enjoy food and drinks on site.

  • On-site catering
  • WC


Alpage de Tortin Tortin
1997 Siviez


Individual price
Adults : entrance and chairlift round trip20.- CHF
Apprentices / students: entrance and chairlift round trip10.- CHF
Children up to and including 16 years : entrance and chairlift round tripFree

Useful information

7:30 THe cattle arrive at Tortin
7:45 Opening of the ticket sales office and the Siviez chairlift
9:30 Blessing of the cattle and beginning of the cow fights
12:00 Lunchtime break
13:30 Swiss wrestling demonstration with Romain Collaud
14:15 Finals
18:30 The cattle form the Tortin pasture are brought back to the cow sheds
19:30 Last chairlift ride down

*There is a shuttle bus available for people with mobility disabilities.