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Les Gorges du Durnand

Bovernier 1932, Switzerland
+41 79 233 24 26
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Beautiful, impressive gorge

This gorge is not an easy walk - it takes about 45 minutes to walk up on wooden stairs stuck to the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Bonnie274344
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Be Care-FALL!!

Great fun walk up this gorge. Not for the faint hearted or unfit though. The wooden boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
TJO1966
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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GORGES Durnand A breathtaking spectacle Appointed in 1877, completely renovated in 1987, Gorges Durnand offer an amazing show them is to be classified among the ten most beautiful in Europe. Located in the town of Bovernier, the visible part of Durnand Gorge extends for about 1 km. It is accessed by a small bucolic path lined with blueberries and strawberries, which suddenly turns into a journey of suspended wooden walkways and stairs (330 steps in total) offering the visitor magical visions. Under his feet, water Durnand rolls, bubbles, swirls, bouncing noisily into a series of 14 waterfalls, each more impressive as each other. While the foaming river rushes towards the plain, the sky comes down to a thin blue over dark cliffs tape. > It takes about one hour for the ride there and back by a small path through the forest schedule Visit the Gorges is open daily from 9am to 18pm, from 1 May to 31 October (if the weather permits!)
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27 Aug 2017
“Beautiful, impressive gorge”
31 Jul 2017
“Be Care-FALL!! ”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bovernier 1932, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This gorge is not an easy walk - it takes about 45 minutes to walk up on wooden stairs stuck to the side of the rock - but it is stunning, particularly on a sunny day and is great value for money. Well worth the...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Great fun walk up this gorge. Not for the faint hearted or unfit though. The wooden boardwalk looks at times precariously attached to the rock face but sturdy steel struts underneath should make you feel better. Very scenic and energetic couple hour and a half....More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The force of water coming down in this gorge and the picturesque views make it a must for nature lovers.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We made a small stop here on our way through Switzerland to Italy. It's a beautiful area with numerous hiking options. To the gorge takes a small walk. It's impressive to see the power of the water here but I do think it's even more...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Conquer your fears and go for it! An absolutely stunning view of the river cascading through the gorge, breathtaking....both the views and the climb. The most spectacular gorge in my opinion. Parts of the climb were terrifying though!

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Reviewed 12 December 2015

My family had such a great time here. It was scary hanging off the side of a gorge with the rapid waterfalls crashing below you. However, I'm so glad we drove an hour out of our way to experience this place. It was amazing. We...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing ... ! Walking on wood bridges along the canyon is an Amazing experience. Beautiful scenario. The forest around us is great. You feel the freshness of the mountain. Unforgettable place. Switzerland has so many treasures ... Just need a little time and money ......More

Thank PauloMystical
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Yes, a section of the path was washed out by a July storm and you need to do two out and backs to see the entire thing. Frankly, that made it all the more interesting for me. To see the mangled and missing section of...More

Thank SpliceTheMainBrace
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

The walk should be a good time out, but a storm has washed away a section of bridge. You cannot do a complete loop. You have to walk it twice to get the full circuit as a missing section means you have to do two...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2015

The Gorges du Durnand are listed among the top 10 gorges in Europe. They are easily accessible by taking exit 22 off the E62/E27 highway just beyond Martigny (traveling east from Lac Leman) and following E27 for a few km. Signage is clear. Entrance to...More

Thank Robin B
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