Hikes, snowshoeing and Nordic walking
All mountain hikes are marked with colored marker poles. There are some beautiful hikes in wintertime in Binntal and Obergoms.
Hiking maps are available at all tourist information centers and will also be available in Luxlax.
Due to location, climate and rock formations the area offers a big variety of wonderful flora. Most special is the Unesco world heritage the Aletsch Arena, a lot of wild life can be found here like: deer, mountain goats, Alpine Ibex and marmots. The landscape around Binntal is scattered with patches of wild Edelweiss, Succelent can be found at the Südrampe (Southramp) and Obergoms what turns golden yellow in autumn.
Cäsar Rits is the founder of the culinary tradition in the area. There are a few good restaurants that use local produce and have won international prices. You could go on a culinary trip by bicycle, train or foot. Local delicatessens are Nusstorte (nut pie), trockenfleisch (dried meat), Cholera (vegetable pie) and cheese from the Alps.
Obergesteln and Riederalp offer 9 hole golf courses. There is an 18 hole golf course in Susten. Golf tournament are regularly organized, also in traditional clothing.
Ernen is a 17th-century village, that is known for organizing classical music concerts
Goms, the Rhône valley offers great cross-country possibilities. You can cross-country to ones side of the valley and return by train. There are discounted train tickets available at the tourist information centers. Every tourist information center has cross-country maps.All material is available for sale/hire in the local sport shops.
There is also a museum from poet Rilke in Raron, the saffron festival in Mund, the old traditional blackened Oberwallischer towns, tulips in Grengiols, the historical castle city of Sion surrounded by vinyards and the Kneipproute in Blitzingen.