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Bisse d'en Bas

Natural site

Departing from the lower part of Planchouet, this bisse joins the charming village of Saclentse. A little further away from the resort and less frequented than the others, it offers a very peaceful setting for hikers who venture there.

The Bisse d'en Bas takes its source at an altitude of 1,390 metres, in the river Printse, just below Planchouet. Its precise date of construction remains unknown, but is believed to predate 1753. The Bisse d'en Bas is the wildest of the bisses in the region. Indeed, the path of this one presents some passages a little less flat, between rocks and roots. Abundant vegetation, shade and coolness give it a mysterious aspect.

A BISSE, WHAT IS IT ?

The bisses were originally irrigation channels that diverted water from the rivers to water the farm land crops growing on the mountain slopes. They are true historical relics and bear witness to the Valaisans' relentless fight against drought. It is their construction that makes them so special. Indeed, these channels had to adapt to the different terrain and environments encountered along the way, giving rise to impressive workmanship, especially when we imagine what the means of construction were at the time. The bisses of our region take their source from the Printse, a river that flows along our valley. Of the eight bisses located in Nendaz, six still have water flowing within their banks and are still carrying out their original task of irrigation.

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