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Renting a car for your holiday in Valais opens up mile after mile of spectacular valleys and mountains – there are over 40 peaks here that measure over 4,000m. Enjoy the independence of having your own four-wheels, so you can drive between the spa town of Leukerbad or hang out with the jet set in Verbier or follow whichever road takes your fancy.
Arrange your rental in Valais before your trip, and pick it up when you touch down at the airport or pull into the train station and set off into some truly spectacular scenery. But depending on the time of year, you’ll need plan ahead and the best routes. Some high mountain passes are closed in winter, but tunnels and car shuttle trains keep Valais’s cars moving throughout the year.
Get out and explore with your hire car. Travel the N19 along the Furka pass as it winds through hairpin bends at the eastern edge of Valais, and you might recognise some scenes made famous by Sean Connery and his silver Aston Martin in Goldfinger. Drive the Simplon pass between Brig in Valais and Domodossola in neighbouring Italy, and you’ll be travelling a route which has been an important track for centuries. The road itself was first built on the orders of Napoleon at the start of the 19th Century. Hiring a car give you the chance to explore and discover all Valaise has to offer.