Durnand gorges


Classified among the ten more beautiful Gorges in Europe, the Gorges of Durnand offers a breath taking scenic sight. Footbridges and overhanging wooden staircases looking over 14 torrent cascades invite the walkers to live an unforgettable experience.

The Gorges is accessible to the public since 1877 by a bucolic path which is transformed to a succession of over head climbing wood footbridges with over look the torrent which bubbles under the feet of the visitor. In front of the walker, the fairy-like cascades spout to the sky. Every turn of the incredible wooden balcony leads to a more extraordinary vision than the breath taking view before. It is an example of the phenomena of erosion.

The way path is approximately 200 m of bumps and includes 330 steps. It takes approximately 60 minutes to walk with the possibility to return by a pedestrian path in the forest. Good walking shoes are advised to visit this magic fairy sight.


Adults: CHF 8.-
Children (under 6 years old): Free
Children (6 to 15 years old): CHF 5.-
Students and AVS: CHF 7.-
Groups (from 10 adults): CHF 7.-

In the PASS Saint-Bernard included

Opening hours 2023

Open from 9 am to 6 pm every day from 1 May to 31 October 2021, weather permitting

Durnand gorges
Rte de Champex 16
1932 Bovernier

T. +41 (0)27 722 20 77