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In one of the steepest funicular railways with a view of the highest peak in the Alps, past the second largest reservoir in Switzerland, to archosaur tracks that are over 240 million years old; all these attractions await you at Lac d’Emosson in the Lower Valais Trient Valley. The VerticAlp Emosson is a destination that scores with its spectacular means of transport as well as its wonderful panoramic views of the mountains of the Mont Blanc massif. And best of all: all of this can be experienced in the form of a day trip.

By public transport to Lac d ‘Emosson

The VerticAlp Emosson is one of more than 80 leisure activities spread all over Switzerland, for which there are attractive RailAway combined offers. This means that those who travel by public transport and book the leisure service directly with the ticket purchase benefit from discounts.

Long-time Travelita readers know that I have already referred to RailAway combined offers several times, because they serve me as a “treasure trove” for exciting excursions and offer attractive price advantages when traveling by public transport. And you shouldn’t have missed the fact that 99% of our excursions in Switzerland are made by public transport. Accordingly, we took the train to Valais early in the morning in Zurich for this detour into the impressively scenic Trient Valley on a glorious summer’s day.

Win a voucher for booking a RailAway combined offer of your choice for 4 people

And this is how you can take part in our RailAway combined offer competition:

Enter your first and last name as well as your email address in the following form and write in the appropriate field which of the 85 natural attractions you would like to visit.

Important: Only people living in Switzerland are eligible to participate.

The competition runs until July 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m. We will notify the winner in writing by August 4, 2021.

The VerticAlp Emosson – a scenic train experience

For day trips to Valais, I choose a direct IC connection from Zurich to Visp whenever possible. So you can sit comfortably for two hours, deal with pending tasks and watch the world wake up from the train window. In Visp, the connection to the Lower Valais is crisp (4 minutes), but the connecting train stops directly opposite and enables you to change trains at ground level. After 2:43 hours of a relaxed train ride, we reach Martigny. Here we change to the Mont-Blanc-Express. The train connects Martigny via a bold and panoramic route through the Trient Valley with Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc.