Every oenophile will want to include the Valais Wine Trail on their Swiss itinerary. Stretching for 41 miles between the cities of Ardon and Saillon, it’s an easy and quick drive. The point, however, is not to reach your destination quickly but to make frequent stops amid the vines to sample the wines created here at cellars, taverns, and farmhouses along the way. The grand finale of this segment of the Grand Tour is Saillon—the entire fortified town has been recognized as a Swiss Heritage Site. Don’t leave without ascending the Bayard Tower for views over the steeply terraced vineyards, across the Rhone Valley, and beyond to the Valais Alps.
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