Florian Bouvet-Fournier

In the land of the bisses

The area’s historic mountain water irrigation channels, called ‘bisses’, form a striking network of waterside walks that at times thread through delightful villages, and at other times are perched high up. Children and adults just love these easy-level walks, all through spring and autumn.



98km of walks
accessible to all

Bisses that are already open

Bisse Vieux

An ancient irrigation channel between Haute-Nendaz et Planchouet

Bisse du Milieu

In summer as well in winter, a very pleasant walk surrounded by nature along an ancient irrigation channel leading you from Haute-Nendaz to Planchouet

Bisse d'en Bas

A cool and shady walk in a wild natural setting

Bisse de Salins

An impressive bisse dating back to the Middle Ages

Bisse de Vex

The gem of the region's bisses

Bisse de Baar

A beautiful bisse passing through dry prairies and apricot orchards

Our loveliest walks alongside the bisses

Bisse du Milieu - Bisse Vieux

Come and discover the authentic hamlet of Planchouet located along the water's edge !

Hike Bisse de Chervé

Magnificent high altitude hike along a spectacular bisse with a breathtaking view over the dam

Hike Bisse du Milieu - Bisse d'en Bas

Beautiful walk allowing you to discover the wildest of the bisses in Nendaz

Hike Bisse de Vex - Bisse Vieux

Nice easy walk along two bisses with water flowing within their banks

Hike Bisse de Saxon

Walk from Siviez to Haute-Nendaz along the longest bisse in the Valais

Hike Bisse de Salins - Bisse de Baar

A loop following two "bisses" (irrigation channels) that lead you through the apricot orchards

Hike Bisse de Salins - Bisse de Vex

A hike along two bisses offering stunning views over the Val de Nendaz

Florian Bouvet

Our hot pick

Bisses Delights

Come and enjoy a gourmet walk along the bisses with a break in the charming hamlet of Planchouet, where you can enjoy a 3-course meal featuring local specialities.

Our 8 bisses

Dug into the ground, carved or suspended within rocky walls: each bisse water channel is a mark of our rich history.

Learn more about their history

The bisse shuttle

A shuttle that takes you to Veysonnaz

The bisse shuttle – ‘navette des bisses’ – is a quick and easy way to get to Veysonnaz so that you can walk back alongside the Vex and Vieux bisses.