Ibis Sion Est
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- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Business Services
- Meal plan
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We finished another long day, from Champex, Switzerland. This is the northern most point on the TMB trail. About 3 hours into our hike, in the middle of a cow pasture high above the valley we encountered the Alp Bovine cafe! It was almost at the high point of our hike today. We had a sandwich and. Old drink there before continuing to Hotel De La Forclaz. The hike ...
Okay- my idea of an "easy valley hike" is not exactly the same as the guide book. But, in fairness, it said "the easiest" on the tour, not "easy." I also must admit that I failed to read the last paragraph that described the 1200' climb at the end of the hike to get into Champex, Switzerland. It was a six hour hike, ending by walking along ...
... where we camp out at the McDonalds a short while to allow some of us to taxi to the hotel and take our bags and check in. We are staying a little further out of town and want to check out the castles that Sion is known for before they close for the day so this plan seems the best solution. While ordering a coffee we find to our surprise we are now in French speaking Switzerland not Italian. This is great news and Vanessa and I have some fun using pieces ...
... had hiked yesterday.
The second third of the climb was a tale of two gradients... either 0 or 12%. It was packed with wonderful switchbacks, waterfalls, countless cows and still no cars. It was at this point where things started to hurt a little. Dawned on me that although I had eaten on package of energy chews and had one more in my jersey pocket the rest of my food was in my saddle bag. I have ok bike handling skills... I can get anything out of my pockets, turn on ...
... day to buy fresh bread during the summer holidays. You don't see many fat Swiss people around!
Walking back up was a bit of a challenge, but a nice distraction. We still had plenty of food left over from the barbeque to eat for dinner and I played possibly one of my worst rounds of Catan ever! But sitting around playing games and eating meals together has been one of the best things about this trip. It is almost like a slice of Banff in Switzerland!