Parc Pfyn-Finges, Valais. Foto/Photo: TES.

Pfyn-Finges Regional Park

Twelve municipalities in the region between Sierre and Gampel (canton of Valais) form the Pfyn-Finges Regional Park. The Rhone streams through the valley and the park, but the region is still exceptionally dry.

Avalanches, landslides, fires and dryness created a special landscape. The flora and fauna (pines, Mediterranean (small) mammals, birds and insects) also point to this. The area is one of the largest coherent pine forests in the country. Furthermore, the park is an ideal walking and cycling area because of the small height difference.