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Old 03.07.2020, 19:30
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Valais - base camp for 3/4 days

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We will travel around CH a bit in early August. Part of the trip will be a few days in Valais including Saas Fee and Zermatt. As I remember Saas Fee to be quite cold amd shady in the evenings, we are looking to stay somewhere warmer so you can sit outside and still are not too far from the above mentioned places.

Thought about either Northern hillside of the Rhone valley (Crans Montana or so) or alternatively some place in the main valley, although this might also be very hot. Hotel rather than self-serviced.

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Re: Valais - base camp for 3/4 days

Crans Montana looks quite nice, although it feels a bit posh with all the golfing etc. there. Location looks stunning sitting up on this plateau. Good place for a few days? I realize it is quite a drive to Fee or Zermatt, but I guess there are also things to do in /around CM.
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Re: Valais - base camp for 3/4 days

Leuk is on the sunny side of the valley and closer to Z and Saas. Täsch is quite wide and has sun until 6ish, but anywhere in the matter valley will be shady in the evening.
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Re: Valais - base camp for 3/4 days

Just booked something in Albinen that looked just amazing. Still some drive to Saas, but as you say these two valleys are just not made for evening sunshine. I remember how cold it got in Saas Fee the moment the sun disappeared behind this 4000m wall ...
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Re: Valais - base camp for 3/4 days

Hi I am in Leuk, the sunset in Albinen is breathtaking, be sure to visit Leukerbad for a swimm in the natural warm water. If you are driving the roads there are narrow but nothing to worry about,
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