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Bisse d'Ayent

An exceptional circuit between Les Mayens d’Arbaz summer pastures and Rawyl Dam.

Description

Built in 1442, the Bisse d'Ayent draws its water directly from the Lienne river below the imposing dam wall. The bisse irrigates the pastures and vineyards of Ayent and Grimisuat, either in the traditional way or by spray irrigation, and ends up in Revouire lake.

The spectacular passage of remains hanging against the wall at Torrent-Croix, is now replaced by a tunnel and will be immortalized on the new 100 franc bill.

 

To reach it, you start your hike on the wall of Tseuzier Dam and then head down into the Lienne valley until you meet the bisse. From here you can marvel at a piece of history and see the incredible work done by our forefathers, some of whom lost their lives building these canals to the vineyards below.

 

Postal buses can be taken at various points on the route.

 

Use the #Anzère to share your best moments on our Instagram page @anzere.

 

Bus included with the Anzère Liberté pass.

Anzère Tourisme
Place du Village
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 399 28 00
Télé Anzère SA
Place de la télécabine 2
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 398 14 14
Anzère Spa & Wellness
Place du Village
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 398 77 77
Arbaz Tourisme
Place du Village
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 399 28 00
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