Beautiful Swiss Castles

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When I’m not building websites I usually explore new places. I enjoy hiking and travelling. What place is better than Switzerland for this?

Join me on a quick trip to the beautiful Swiss Castles and a quick hike to Gorges du Dailley waterfall.

Sion tunnel in Switzerland

We started in a small Swiss town called Sion. It’s actually a capital of the canton of Valais of the district of Sion. After parking our car we entered the inner part of the castles area through the tunnel.

Sion, Switzerland

Sion is one of the most important pre-historic sites in Europe. Valeria and Tourbillion hills have been settled since the late Mesolithic time, 6200 BC.

Each hill has a castle, Château de Tourbillon and Château de Valère. We visited both of them.

Renat Galyamov in Sion, Switzerland

Me standing between two castles.

Sion, Switzerland
Entrance to the Château de Valère, Valère Basilica, Valère castle

We first visited the Château de Valère. This is the entrance to the castle. It reminds me of the Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings scenes.

View from the Château de Valère, Valère Basilica, Valère castle over Sion

This is the panoramic view of the Sion from the Château de Valère castle.

Renat Galyamov inside Château de Valère, Valère Basilica, Valère castle
Inside Valère Basilica

Château de Valère castle is Also called Valère Basilica, which is a fortified church. We’re lucky to visit this church. It was founded in 1200-1300 after multiple attempts.

Château de Valère, Valère Basilica, Valère castle in Sion, Switzerland

The organ of the Valère Basilica is believed to be one of the oldest functioning in the world, dating back to 1435.

Old roads in Château de Valère, Valère Basilica, Valère castle in Sion, Switzerland

Very old streets of the Valère Basilica.

Sion, Switzerland
Warm and sunny day in a beautiful Sion, Switzerland

It was a warm and sunny day in a beautiful Sion, Switzerland.

Route to Château de Tourbillon, Tourbillon Castle, Swizerland

We then headed to the second castle Château de Tourbillon (Tourbillon Castle). Look at this ancient path. It was so gorgeous.

Followmeto Château de Tourbillon, Tourbillon Castle, Swizerland

Posing for a #followmeto hashtag with my wife 😉

Valère Basilica view from the Valeria hill, Tourbillon Castle

This is how the Valère Basilica looks like from the Valeria hill. It just feels like you are in the Game of Thrones scene.

Tourbillon Castle, Château de Tourbillon ruines

Tourbillon Castle was ruined in a fire in 1788.

Followmeto Château de Tourbillon

It’s located on the opposite hill and faces the Basilique de Valère.

Renat in Château de Tourbillon, Tourbillon Castle

Great place for thinking about the meaning of life and everything.

Gorges du Dailley (The Dailley Gorge), Swizerland, Swiss mountains

Our next stop was Gorges du Dailley (The Dailley Gorge). It’s famous for its wedged rock (le rocher coincé). The route through the gorge, which passes through the beautiful pine forests and takes you from Les Granges to Van d’en Bas using footbridges, car tunnels and steep flights of steps.

Gorges du Dailley (The Dailley Gorge), Swizerland, Swiss Apls

My wife actually was so scared on our way to Gorges du Dailley, that she wanted me to stop the car and walk instead.

Auberge du Vallon de Van

We had a 5 o’clock tea at the Auberge du Vallon de Van. It’s a friendly pub surrounded by the gorgeous nature.

Hiking in Gorges du Dailley

Loads of the hiking destinations in the Gorges du Dailley.

Les Gorges du Dailley

Our goal was to find a waterfall (Les Gorges du Dailley). It turned out to be 200 meters away from our car.

Waterfall in the Les Gorges du Dailley

Waterfall in the Les Gorges du Dailley.

The Dailley Gorge, Gorges du Dailley mountains

The Dailley Gorge

Amina in Les Granges sur Salvan, Swizerland

Amina in the Dailley Gorge

Beautiful view from the Les Gorges du Dailley.

Beautiful view from the Les Gorges du Dailley.

Amina in the Dailley Gorge (Gorges du Dailley), Swizerland

Amina in the Gorges du Dailley

mountains girl

This is my favourite photo of Amina.

Renat in Gorges du Dailley, Alps, Swizerland

Me, taking a full breath of fresh Alpine air. Gorges du Dailley, Swiss Alps.

Taking a moment to memorise this beautiful view.

feedme challenge

We started a #feedme challenge that day. Take a picture of your best half while you’re feeding her/him.

Stone castles in Swiss Alps, Gorges du Dailley

No idea what are these stones for but they look creepy. Some say they look like castles.

Lake Geneva from Montreux, Swizerland

Our final destination that day was Montreux, a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Lake Geneva and Amina from Montreux.

Lake Geneva was beautiful as always.

Lake Geneva and Amina from Montreux.

Lake Geneva and Amina from Montreux.

Amina in Montreux, Swizerland.

Amina in Montreux, Swizerland.

Amina by the Lake Geneva in Montreux, Swizerland.
Renat Galyamov in Montreux, Swizerland.
Renat Galyamov by the Lake Geneva in Montreux, Swizerland.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Montreux, Swizerland.
Château de Chillon, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Swizerland

We came to Montreux to visit our third castle in a single day, Chillon Castle. Château de Chillon is an island castle located on the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Château de Chillon, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Swizerland

The first written record of the Chillon Castle was in 1005. It began as a Roman outpost. During 16th century it operated as a prison.

Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat in Montreux, Switzerland

You can take a ferry, this beautiful 560 person paddle steamboat.

Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat in Montreux, Switzerland

Belle Epoque – paddle steamboa

Montreux, Swizerland

Montreux, Swizerland.

Bonus video

Here is a bonus video we recorded for our youtube channel “Zabugorshiki“.

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Cheers,
Renat Galyamov

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Renat Galyamov

Hi, I'm Renat Galyamov

I'm a founder of Wonder.store and MED24.KZ.

A front-end developer with over 9 years of experience building businesses together with founders as well as large enterprises, such as Accenture, The British Museum, Admiral, Kimberley Process, 21st Century Fox and many others.

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