Came across Grimentz village in Valais region during my research. Looks absolutely lovely! Is it worth visiting, spending a night? We are planning on spending 2 night in Leukerbad. Thank you for your insights.
I went skiing there once. It is lovely indeed, but St Luc and especially Chandolin across the valley are even lovelier in my opinion as they have a wonderful panoramic view.
- while there are post buses, a car could help there
- I would not go there in low season, it might be too quiet. By low season I mean mid Sep-Dec and mid April-early June.
- one night doesn't leave time for much, if any hiking, yet outside winter the hiking is a big draw.
Edited: saw you other thread, I see you are hikers - hiking is better on the St luc/Chandolin side too, so I'd really go there instead of Grimentz.
Balso, thanks for the tip! These villages look stunning with the old wood and stone architecture. Found some cool Airbnb chalet in the area. Would we be able to get around without a car in that area?The plan is to use public transportation: trains/buses. Thanks!
Yes, you will be able to. Just check the Postbus schedules carefully, as connections between villages will be every 1-2 hours.
I've been in Grimentz after having read great things of the village in this article. The village is truly stunning, it seems you're back in the medieval times... I strongly suggest a visit and if you can spend a night there. The place is also very romantic :-)
Thank you, Milo! Great to know.
It seems that the valley is well hidden indeed! Even locals don’t seem to know about it. The valley and the villages look stunning in the pictures! Looks like lots of great hikes in the area in summer.
Someone told me there are about 200km of hiking paths in the area so I guess there will be a lot to do 😉