Farinet footbrige

From the Tourist Office, follow the gentle course of the Salentse. Cross its crystal-clear waters over a charming wooden bridge. The route faithfully follows the stream as it rushes towards the plain, guiding your steps to the picturesque village of Dugny, which you cross from one side to the other.

To your right, a woodland path opens out onto the plain, leading to the hamlet of Les Places. A few minutes on a flat dirt road and you're on the Passerelle!

The path continues down through the forest and vineyards to reach the village of Saillon. Walk along the famous Farinet vineyard before entering this medieval town. The iconic silhouette of the Bayart keep, protected by its three ochre stone half-towers, overlooks the Rhône plain. Enclosed by its ramparts, this medieval town with its cobbled streets transports visitors to the heart of a centuries-old past filled with tumultuous events.

Return by Postbus from Dugny, Les Places or Saillon.

The Loisir.ch team tried out this walk for you, and you can watch their adventure on video by clicking here.

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Durée

2h15 (sans pause)

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Distance

7.50 km

Difficulté

Facile / T1 

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Dénivellation

+8 m / -860 m

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Altitude min

466 m

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Altitude max

1317 m

Point de départ

Office du tourisme

Point d'arrivée

Saillon

Période

Ovronnaz-Saillon

Mai-Novembre selon la fonte des neiges

Dugny-Les Places-Saillon

Toute l’année selon la fonte des neiges

Did you know ?

The project is the work of the Friends of the Footbridge, in collaboration with the communes of Saillon and Leytron and the State of Valais. The footbridge, erected in 2001, is 97 metres long. Weighing 13 tonnes, it towers 136 metres above the Salentse.

The famous counterfeiter Samuel Farinet was killed in the Salentse gorges in 1880, after a hellish chase. His body was found at the bottom of the abyss, but the cause of the tragedy remains a mystery. The outlaw was 35 years old. He was buried in Saillon without a mass or a cross, his vineyard being his monument.