It’s already been weeks since the unexpected closure of Verbier back in mid-March. The whole world has been ‘on hold’, uncertainty hovering above us all. Hopefully our time in confinement is nearly over – homeschooling and watching Netflix can be swapped for some of the activities we have been missing over the last few weeks…

Even though some services resumed on April 27, (hairdressers, physiotherapists, florists and garden/DIY stores) social distancing and hygiene recommendations are still imperative. The Swiss government is still recommending that all citizens stay at home – especially anyone who is over 65 or has underlying health conditions.

From May 11, additional businesses and schools will re-open. Others are to follow on June 8.

What does this all mean for Verbier this summer? Many businesses are planning to open as soon as they can, of course, adhering to the guidelines set out by government.

The Sports Centre is opening the tennis, badminton and volleyball courts from May 13 (12h-20h from Wednesday to Sunday, changing rooms won’t be open). www.verbier.ch/fr/centre-sportif-verbier.html

The horse riding stables are opening on May 11, for information what they are offering, call +41 79 645 63 86. ( www.verbiercheval.ch )

Get on exploring on the area by pedal power – if you don’t have one, hire a mountain bike or electric bike from one of the sports shops. The Verbier Tourist Office has plenty detailed on routes for all levels. www.verbier.ch/fr/vtt/vtt-listingm-tvt0-tve0-tel0-tpv0.html

 

For those into downhill, hopefully the Verbier Bike Park will open on June 11. For more information, go to www.verbierbikepark.ch.

 

Hiking – there’s plenty of options and a vast area to enjoy – the perfect social distancing activity. There are plenty of itineraries to choose from www.verbier.ch/fr/activites-loisirs/ete-automne/randonnee/randonnee.html

Verbier has an abundance to space and activities to accommodate mountain-lovers, hoping to get outside and enjoy the summer months! Keep an eye on our website to see our updates the activities on offer this summer.