The footpath along the west side of our valley to La Luette is now clear of snow, so today I decided to take my mountain bike for a spin down to Sion and then alongside the river Rhone to Saillon.
Some of you may be surprised to know that Switzerland produces quite a lot of wine, though only a fraction of it is exported (mainly to Germany). The Rhone valley is one of the sunniest areas of Switzerland, so there are vineyards to be seen almost everywhere.
Saillon is a beautiful village and its Bayard Tower and fortifications make it a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
In case you are wondering – I caught the bus back from Sion ! 🙂