The Valais Tourist Board is offering glacier exploration packages this summer priced from CHF299 (€197) for a seven-night stay in Anzere or the Saas Valley.

The seven-night Glacier and Bisses in Anzere package is a hiking holiday to discover the glacier of the Wilhorn and the numerous bisses or alpine water canals of the region. The package is priced at CHF499 (€329) and includes one week's stay in a three-star hotel with half-board, including one night in a mountain lodge, free access to cable cars, and a welcome drink and map of the region.

Guests of the package will explore the glacier and bisses of Sion and Ayent, Tzeuzier Dam, Audannes, and the old town and vineyards of Sion. The offer is also available with apartment accommodation, including one night in a mountain lodge, priced at CHF299 (€197). It is bookable from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2009.

The seven-night Mischabel Week in the Saas Valley package is an adventure holiday featuring 4000-metre-high peaks and glaciers you can touch. The package is priced at CHF343 (€226) and includes one week's stay in a two-star holiday apartment. This offer is also available in a three-star holiday apartment for CHF413 (€272); four-star apartment for CHF448 (€295); or a five-star apartment for CHF483 (€318). The deal is bookable from July 4 to Oct. 3, 2009.

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