Winter in Bex

Gateway to the south of the Vaud Alps, Bex hides an astonishing geological and historical diversity between valleys and mountains.

The history of Bex is rich in anecdotes since many personalities have stayed there during the early days of tourism in Switzerland through the 19th century right up to the 20th century. Many historic buildings bear witness to this era when baths and large hotels were tourist resorts. Several educational walks allow you to discover this period of history even in wintertime.

Salt was discovered back in the 15th century and has long sustained an entire region economically. Although still in operation, the Bex Salt Mines have also become a tourist attraction for many visitors all year round.

Made up of a vast and varied territory, the municipality of Bex has many vineyards. During the winter, some winegrowers invite you to taste their grape varieties in the estate cellars.

The Vallon de Nant is located in the heart of the Grand Muveran nature reserve. In winter, the walk from Plans-sur-Bex to the Auberge du Pont-de-Nant is easily accessible. The isolation of this site makes it a timeless winter getaway full of charm.

The Solalex pastures reveals a plateau sleeping under the blanket of snow, the Refuge de Solalex is open all winter long to walkers, snowshoe hikers, ski tourers and cross-country skiers. It is from Solalex that you will find the best view of the Mirror of Argentina, a famous limestone massif.

Winter hikes and Nordic ski trails are sure to please the many day-visitors and sports enthusiasts alike. Sliding at night on the Plans-sur-Bex cross-country ski run is like a gentle immersion into nature.

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