Verbier

From Eco Friendly Travels

Eco-friendly travel guide to Verbier advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Verbier, Switzerland.


  • Air quality: 3 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4/ 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4/ 5
  • Public transportation: 4.5 / 5
  • Parks: 3/ 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3 / 5
  • Safety: 3 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$100 - $300
  • Budget per day: US$60- $200

Responsible Travel

Verbier is a very popular village which is present in the south western region of Canton Valais of the country Switzerland, this village is famous for its premier ski resorts which are world famous. Some regions of this village are always covered with the snow which makes this village ideal for the skiers, tourists who are visiting this village first time should be extremely careful when they are on a trip to Verbier. Tourists should try to travel green by disposing their waste properly over the respective dustbins, they should try to keep the environment of this village healthy.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality of the village Verbier is moderate and can cause various diseases in the respiratory system of the local people of this village, the pollution levels of this village are also quite high and there is a need to reduce the levels of pollution in the village of Verbier. The main reason behind the bad air quality and the rising levels of pollution in the village of Verbier is vehicles, vehicles are the main reason behind increasing pollution rates and local people should do something so as to decrease these rates.


Respect the Culture

Every region of this world has its own cultural beliefs and moral values and every person of this world has its culture to follow, the village of Verbier also has its own cultural beliefs are the local people of this village are also very conscious when it comes to their culture. Tourists who are visiting the village of Verbier should be very careful when they are speaking anything about the culture of this village as if anything goes against the culture of this village then the tourists might face certain punishments.


Top 10 Places to Visit

Every region of this world has its own cultural beliefs and moral values and every person of this world has its culture to follow, the village of Verbier also has its own cultural beliefs are the local people of this village are also very conscious when it comes to their culture. Tourists who are visiting the village of Verbier should be very careful when they are speaking anything about the culture of this village as if anything goes against the culture of this village then the tourists might face certain punishments.


Top 10 places to visit- In the village of Verbier there are so many must visit places for the tourists where they should definitely pay a visit, the village of Verbier is quite small and in one trip tourists can cover most of the important places which are present in this village, names of top 10 places which are in the village of Verbier are mentioned below

• Savoleyres- Savoleyres is a self service outdoor restaurant with some beautiful views which is present in the village of Verbier, the hills covered from snow gives a very fascinating view which enhances the joy with the food.

• Thyon- Thyon is a ski resort which is always filled by the visitors specially during the weekends and vacations, this popular resort is present in Rue des Collons , Collons near the village of Verbier, the rates for skiing are very reasonable at this place.

• Val d'Hérens- Val d'Hérens is a very beautiful alpine valley which very oftenly gets covered by the snow whenever snowfall occurs, this valley was made by a very large glacier namely Herens glacier and this it's name also has Herens.

• Grande Dixence dam- Grande Dixence dam is a heaven for nature lovers as the people get to see some extremely beautiful views at this place, this place is ideal for doing nature photography as this place is very picturesque.

• Grand Combin- Grand Combin is a huge mountain which looks extremely fascinating when it gets covered with snow, this mountain is present in the western region of Pennine Alps near the village Verbier. This mountain has a height of about 4000 metres and is considered to be one of the highest peaks in the Alps region.

• Col de la Forclaz - Col de la Forclaz is a mountain pass and the whole route is covered by massive and beautiful mountains and when these mountains get covered from the snow they look much more beautiful and enhance the beauty.

• Val Ferret- These valleys are actually two different valleys and the atmosphere of this place is very pleasant, this place is ideal for nature lovers as the silent environment of this place helps to reduce the stress levels.

• Valère Basilica- Valère Basilica is a very important church which was constructed so many years ago but it's maintenance is so good that now also this church looks in good shape. Tourists who are ona trip to the village of Verbier should definitely pay a visit to this church as they will definitely like the architecture of this church.

• Fondation Pierre Gianadda- Fondation Pierre Gianadda is a very famous and one of the most visited museums which is present in the village of Verbier, this beautiful museum was opened for public display in 1978 and it constitutes permanent exhibitions of automobiles.

• La Breya- La breya is a very massive mountain which is very famous for hiking and skiing, this mountain has a restaurant also at the top where people can consume food after getting tired.




Explore

The village of Verbier is famous for its ski resorts and the skiers which are visiting this village every year for skiing, other than skiing there so many other places also which can be explored in the village of Verbier. The surface area of this village is much less as compared to some of the other regions of the country Switzerland, tourists can very easily cover all the important places which are present in the village of Verbier.


City Parks

City parks are one of those ideal places to visit which are good at reducing the levels of stress, in the village of verbier also there are so many city parks where the local people of this village pay a visit for spending some good time, names of some of the city parks which are present in this village are mentioned below.

● Verbier Leisure Park- Verbier Leisure Park is usually a sports complex where people get to play various indoor games but it is also a city park where there are so many activities for the kids also to do.

● Verbier Bike Park- Verbier Bike Park is a very interesting park to visit as people can rent bicycles at this park and they have to run it over very challenging tracks which makes the outing to this park adventurous.



National Parks

National Parks are one of those natural places which have a very thick cover of trees which makes national parks ideal for nature lovers, there are various national parks which are either present in or near to the village of Verbier, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Regional Park Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut- Regional Park Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut is an ideal place for adventure and nature lovers as here people get to do hiking and they also get to enjoy the weather of this place. This regional park is also very good for bike riding where bikers will face different challenges during their ride.

● Pfyn-Finges Nature Park- Pfyn-Finges Nature Park is a wonderful place which the tourists should definitely visit during their trip to Verbier, this nature park is also very famous it's adventurous activities like hiking, cycling at tough tracks and many more.



Beaches

There are no beaches in the village of Verbier as the climate of this place is not favourable for beaches, but there are several beaches which are present near to the village of Verbier, names of some of the beaches are mentioned below

● Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats- Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats is a very famous beach resort which is present near the village of Verbier, at this beach resort people can not only take the feel of a beach but people can also practice yoga.

● LA [email protected] BLANCHE- This beach is perfect for spending some time with your family which is present near the village of Verbier, people love to visit this beach during the night time as with some drinks and songs makes this place much more perfect.



Landmarks

Landmarks are best places to visit for the tourists as landmarks are really good in depicting the past story of the particular region, there are various landmarks which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Église de Verbier Station- Église de Verbier Station is a catholic Church which is present in the village of Verbier, this church is richly covered with trees and cold breeze makes the perfect environment for nature lovers. The views that people get to see when they are at this church are just so fascinating, the mountains covered from snow look very beautiful and people can get some really good clicks of nature.

● Chapelle protestante de Verbier- Chapelle protestante de Verbier is a protestant church which is present near to the village of Verbier, the church is spread in very less surface area but the maintenance is very appreciable. This church is placed very rightly between the mountains and the visitors get so many picturesque scenes from this church.



Museums

Museums are very informative and interesting places to visit specially for the tourists as they get to gain so much information regarding the place at which they are on a trip, there are so many museums which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Centre Culturel du Hameau- Centre Culturel du Hameau is a very informative and beautiful museum which is present in the village of Verbier, this museum is a cultural museum which has so much information regarding the culture of this village.

● Musée Espace Alpin- Musée Espace Alpin is not so popular museum of this village but it is extremely informative and the people will definitely enjoy their outing to this museum, this museum has a very beautiful infrastructure which attracts visitors towards itself.





Eat

Tourists must definitely consume the local and traditional food which are being consumed by the local people of the village Vebier, tourists don't have to pay so much money to consume the local food of this city as most of the restaurants are very affordable. There are so many local and traditional dishes which tourists consume in the village of Verbier, names of some of the traditional dishes of this village are mentioned below

● Fondue

● Raclette

● Rosti

● Tartiflette



Traditional Local Restaurants

The traditional local restaurants which are present in the village of Verbier are popular for serving best quality traditional dishes which are eaten by the local people of this village. There are so many premium traditional and local restaurants which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of the traditional local restaurants which are available in this village are mentioned below

● Le Rouge Restaurant & Après-Ski, Verbier

● Restaurant Le Caveau

● Restaurant 'Le Sonalon'

● Restaurant, La Table d'Adrien

● Pizzeria Restaurant La Pergola




Vegetarian and Vegan

Vegetarian and Vegan people who are on a trip to the city of Verbier will also not face much difficulties in finding a dish which is suitable for them. There are so many vegetarian and vegan restaurants which are present in the village of Verbier which makes this place ideal for the vegetarian and vegan people also. Names of some of the popular vegetarian and vegan restaurants which are present in the village of Verbier are mentioned below

● Relais des Neiges

● Aiseki Sushi

● Restaurant La Cordée

● Restaurant les Chamois

● Au Vieux Verbier



Street Food

Street food lovers don't get so many options when it comes to Street food as there are only some places where people can eat street food, most of the people love to eat street food as it is not only cheap but it is also very delicious to eat. There are certain places which are available in the village of Verbier where both the local people and the tourists can consume street food, names of such places are mentioned below

● SILK - Pan-Asian Fresh Street Food



Drink

The local people of the village Verbier are very particular when it comes to their night life and they love to enjoy their weekend nights at the various bars which are present in this village. The local people of this village are also very fond of consuming drinks like cocktails, mocktails, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, there are certain drinks like beer, coffee and many more which they love to consume everyday. Although people who are below the age of 18 or 19 are strictly not allowed to consume the drinks which contain high percentages of alcohol in the village of Verbier.


Tap-water

According to the experts and professionals who tested the tap water of the village Verbier considered it to be as safe for consumption but so many local people complained that the water which is coming from the tap tastes metallic which can be extremely harmful if consumed for long terms. The local people of the village Verbier should use water purifiers so that it can purify every kind of harmful impurity which is present in the tap water of this city.




Organic Cafés

There are several organic cafes which are present in the village of Verbier which serve caffeinated drinks, these caffeinated drinks are made from high quality of tea and coffee which are produced organically which are free from every harmful chemical compounds. There are so many organic cafes which are present in the village of Verbier which are always occupied by the visitors during the morning, names of some of the organic cafes of this village are mentioned below

● Good Morning Verbier

● La Galerie du Chocolat - Chocolaterie de Verbier



Breweries

There are some breweries which are present in the village of Verbier which produces good quality beer to satisfy the needs of the local people of this village, the local people of the village Verbier are very fond of consuming beer everyday with various meals as the alcoholic content of this drink is quite low. The names of some of the breweries which are present in the village of Verbier are mentioned below

● Pub Mont Fort

● Au Vieux Verbier

● WhiteFrontier Brewery



Activities

There are so many activities that both the local people of this village and also the tourists can do when they are on a trip to the village of Verbier, skiing is one such activity which everyone should do in this village as this village is famous of its so many premium ski resorts. The tourists can also visit any of the city parks which are present in the village of Verbier where they can enjoy the pleasant environment and relax themselves whenever they feel tired.


Yoga and Retreats

The local people of the village Verbier are also very conscious when it comes to their health and they pay extra attention towards their health as they have to follow a very busy lifestyle, yoga helps them to maintain their body balance and keeps them fit for their work. Yoga has become utterly famous across the whole world as the experts have proven this practice as extremely effective for the health of the human beings, names of some of the yoga and retreats which are present in the village of Verbier are mentioned below

● Wholeycow, Yoga ,Fitness & Massage Studio

● Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats



Accommodation

There are so many modes of accommodation which are available for both the local people and also for the tourists in the village of Verbier, for the tourists it is very important that they should get an ideal accommodation for themselves so that they can not face any kinds of difficulties throughout their trip. There are four main types of accommodation which are present in the village of Verbier namely hotels, guest houses, hostels and apartments, hotels are the most opted mode of accommodation by the tourists.


Green Hotels

Hotels are extremely convenient and ideal for a family stay for the tourists as they have so many facilities which are available for the visitors, the village of Verbier has some wonderful hotels which help their visitors throughout their trip. Green hotels are very effective when it comes to the environment as they do not any kind of harm to the environment, the numbers of green hotels are increasing by every passing day after looking at its benefits towards the environment. Names of green hotels which are present in this village are mentioned below

● Hôtel Bristol Verbier

● Hôtel de Verbier



Hostels and Guest Houses

There are various hostels which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of the hostels of this village are mentioned below

● MAP Verbier-Village Hostel

● Cabane du Mont-Fort

There are several guest houses which the people can opt in the village of Verbier, names of some of the guest houses of this village are mentioned below

● Mont Gelé Verbier Guesthouse

● B&B La Poste



Apartments

Apartments are very convenient when any tourists is on Avery long trip to the village of Verbier, apartments are packed with so many facilities for the residents and they will get all the privacy and necessary requirements during their stay. Apartments are also very suitable for the people who cannot afford to purchase a house in the village of Verbier, there are so many apartments which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of them are mentioned below.

● Croix de Coeur 111

● Gai torrent 103




Couchsurfing

Couch surfing is a very common practice which is done in the village of Verbier as the local people of this village are very kind towards their visitors and welcome them with happiness. Couch surfing is an extremely effective practice for the tourists as this practice makes the trip of the tourists extremely easy and convenient, the local people wi help the tourists in most of the things which make the trip very easy. Couch surfing is a very budget friendly practice which saves a lot of money over the basic necessities like accommodation and food so if any tourists has local connections in Verbier then they will receive a lot of benefits.


Camping

Camping is a very interesting and fun activity if done along with a group of people, the local people of the village Verbier are not very fond of camping as there are very less places for the where they can do camping. Camping requires deep knowledge and experience and if anyone is practicing it for the first time then they should definitely consult with an expert first then they should do camping.


How to Get There

Getting to the village of Verbier is not so easy as the tourists have to face a lot of difficulties so as to reach to this village as this village does not have its own airport. Tourists have to land to the airport which is closest to the village of Verbier and after that they can opt for any mode of transportation which is available from that particular airport. Buses are very common in the village of Verbier and this mode of transportation is the most opted mode of transportation and no other modes of transportation are well developed.




Air

There are no airports present in the village of Verbier so both the local people and the tourists have to face alot of difficulties if they want to travel to this this village or travel to some other urban area from this village. There is a definite need of developing the air services by constructing an airport so that people don't face much difficulties during their trip, transportation is one such area where the government of this village needs to work hard.




Bus

Buses are the main source of transportation which is available for the transportation in the village of Verbier, transportation through buses is extremely effective in this village as this village has a good connectivity of roads which makes this transportation the most ideal for traveling. There are several bus stations which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Verbier, Fromagerie

● Verbier, Station Poste

● Verbier, Crettaz Cô



Train

The Le Chable train station which is present near to the village of Verbier is an international train station and the tourists can get direct trains from this station although this village does not have its own railway station. Tourists who wants to reach this village by train have to change various other trains so as to get to this village, this village also needs a lot of development in the railways. The lack of availability of modes of transportation makes the tourism extremely difficult in the village of Verbier, snowfall throughout the year in this village also makes transplantation very challenging.


Hitchhiking

Due to the lack of transportation services in the village of Verbier hitchhiking can be a very effective practice through which tourists can travel from one place to another in the village of Verbier. Hitchhiking is also a very budget friendly practice as it saves a lot of money over transportation, due to lack of transportation services the modes of transportation which are available in this village charge a lot of money.


Others

Car rental and car hiring is another mode of transportation which is available in the village of Verbier, there are so many car rental and car hiring companies which provide their cars to the visitors. They charge a lot of money and not everyone can afford to opt for this mode of transportation, not everyone gets car on rent as they have limited cars to provide and so many people have to wait for long so as to hire a car. Transportation of this village makes the tourism very difficult in this village and the tourists have to also face so many problems during their trip.


Moving Around

Car rental and car hiring is another mode of transportation which is available in the village of Verbier, there are so many car rental and car hiring companies which provide their cars to the visitors. They charge a lot of money and not everyone can afford to opt for this mode of transportation, not everyone gets car on rent as they have limited cars to provide and so many people have to wait for long so as to hire a car. Transportation of this village makes the tourism very difficult in this village and the tourists have to also face so many problems during their trip.


Walk

The snowfall makes walking very difficult in the village of Verbier so the local people of this village do not prefer to go on a walk although the city parks which are present in this village have walking tracks for the people who love to go on a walk. Tourists and the local people have to wear snow boots so as to walk in this village as the snow makes walking extremely difficult and these shoes are very helpful in walking in this village.


Bicycle

Bicycling is quite tough as because of the snowfall going on bicycle rides is extremely tough, the bicycles which are present in the village of Verbier have special tyres which are also durable over the snow. People who are interested in going on a bicycle ride can hire the bicycle very easily from any of the renting agencies which are present in the village of Verbier.


Electronic Vehicles

Electric vehicles are very useful and effective for the welfare of the environment as they do not produce a by-product, vehicles which are using fossil fuels release harmful and toxic chemical compounds which causes pollution and depletes the ozone layer. The local people of the village Verbier have not yet started using the electric vehicles as they still don't have sources to purchase electric vehicles, the increasing pollution rates and low air quality of this village promotes the use of electric vehicles as in the near future situation will get worse. Electric vehicles are also preferable as they also lower the rates of noise pollution as they do not make any kind noise while running.


Public Bus

Public buses are the most used and opted mode of transportation which is available in the village of Verbier as no other mode of transportation is this much effective and useful. The ticket prices of public buses are quite affordable and most of the people can afford to travel in these public buses, passengers can board their respective buses from the respective bus stops which are present in every region of this village for the convenience of the passengers.


Tram, Train and Subway

Cable cars are available in the village of Verbier for the transportation, these cable cars are very effective in this village as the snowfall makes road transportation very difficult so cable cars are very successful in this village. Tourists and the local people can also travel through trains in the village of Verbier but they have to go to the nearby railway station so as to get the train for their respective destination. The international railway station which is present near the village of Verbier increases its connectivity to some of the urban areas.


Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable shopping promotes the sale of commodities which are eco-friendly, eco-friendly products are safe for the use and consumption of the human beings but these commodities are also very safe for the environment. The number of sustainable shops which are present in the village of Verbier are very less and the people who are using sustainable products are also very less and because of this the pollution rates of this village are very high.


Food Markets

The food markets which are present in the village of Verbier are serving good quality food products to the local people of this village, most of the regions which are present in this village has a good market from where the people from that particular region do not have to travel to another region to purchase food products. There are so many food markets which are present in the village of Verbier, names of some of the food markets are mentioned below

● Supermarché Migros

● Small Supermarket

● British Shop Verbier

● Coop Supermarché Verbier

● Migros Partenaire Grocery




Flea Markets

Flea markets are a very good option for purchasing commodities as here people get to purchase so many kinds of products at much lower prices than the usual, used commodities are also available for purchase in these flea markets. In the village of Verbier also there are some flea markets where people visit very frequently so as to purchase products of their choice, this village has various flea markets and names of some of the flea markets of this village are mentioned below

● Savills Verbier

● Coop Supermarché Verbier




Second Hand Stores

The numbers of second hand stores are increasing day by day in the village of Verbier by looking at the interests of the local people of this village in purchasing second hand commodities. In these second hand stores the commodities which are pre-used by someone else are sold to some other person at much lower rates than the market. In the village of Verbier there are various second hand stores, names of some of the second hand stores are mentioned below

● Boutique Butterfly

● Backside Verbier



Eco-Fashion

Eco-fashion is a term and from the term it is very obvious that the clothes which people get to purchase in eco-fashion shops are totally eco-friendly, the techniques which are used in the manufacturing of such clothes is also eco-friendly and the material from which these clothes are made are also eco-friendly. The local people of the village Verbier have still not started using the clothes which are eco-friendly but looking at the current situation of the environment of this village in the near future people will definitely have to use such clothes.




Recycling

Recycling is a very useful technique through one can easily make something useful from the material which is of no further use, recycling is a very beneficial process for the environment as it has the capability of reducing the rates of environmental degradation and also the rates of pollution. The village of Verbier is also lacking behind in the process of recycling as the recycling agencies and companies which are present in this village do not have modern techniques and machineries through which they can do this process effectively.


Waste

The waste management system of the village Verbier is also not working as per the requirements which is increasing the rates of environmental degradation and also the rates of pollution. If the waste coming out in this village will not be treated and managed properly then the local people of this village will get to face so many health issues in the near future. There is a definite need to manage the waste properly in the village of Verbier as the situation is already worse and the government cannot afford to delay.


Work and Study Abroad

The lack of job opportunities in the village of Verbier makes living extremely difficult for so many of the middle class and lower middle class people of this village. The main work that the local people of this village do is of travel agencies, some local people work in the various ski resorts which are present in this village. The students which are studying in the universities of the village Verbier don't get enough chances to settle abroad as the quality of education is not up to par in this village.


Exchange Student

As the education is very cheap in the village of Verbier so the students of some other regions also visit this village so as to gain education, every year for the students of another region the universities of the village Verbier carry out exchange student programs. Students who are interested to study in the universities of the village Verbier can enroll themselves on the website online by simply filling their personal details.


Au Pair

There are some au pair agencies which try to increase the employment rates in the village of Verbier, the numbers of these au pair agencies are increasing day by day by looking at the efficiency of these agencies. These agencies are trying their level best to provide jobs to the people who are in a definite need of a job in the village Verbier and help them earn their living.


Volunteering

The newly graduated students do volunteering so as to get a permanent job in the village of Verbier, volunteering has proven to be extremely effective as so many people managed to get a decent job by doing volunteering.




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