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Photographic tour in Les Follateres, Swiss Alps

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Join IFMGA-certified guide and avid photgrapher François on this photographic tour to the heart of Les Follateres reserve in Valais, Switzerland.


1 Day

May - Sep



Join me on this photography and hiking tour in the Reserve des Follateres, in the Swiss canton of Valais. Located on the right margin of the Rhone river, this beautiful natural reserve is home to a very rich flora and fauna.

This 1-day hiking and photography tour will give you the chance to visit the Follateres in the company of a local guide and passionate photographer.

First, we’ll start with some theory. During this lesson, we’ll cover some of the basics that will allow you to take some great photographs home with you! Light, speed, diaphragm and also depth of field… we’ll go over all of this. And then, we’ll go from theory to practice while we hike the stunning paths of Les Follateres.

You’ll get to photograph flowers of all sizes and colors. I’m sure you’ll love the purple bulbocodes, a particularly beautiful species of alpine bulbs native to mountain ranges across Europe. Here in the Follateres, they start to flower in the early spring.

This tour is suitable for beginner hikers with an interest in photography. So get a group together and join me on this amazing day. You’ll discover the hidden corners of this natural reserve in one of the most beautiful corners of the Alps. Contact me now!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info


  • Digital camera and small tripod
  • Flash and macro lens if available
  • SD card and extra battery
  • Notepad and pen
  • Picnic and drinks for the day
  • Hiking shoes
  • Backpack

Meeting point

Pavillon Follateres near the Pont du Rhone in Branson, Fully.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born on a freezing day in January, 1956, and that day’s sub-zero temperatures would serve as on omen for my professional life, dedicated to the mountains.

In college, I majored in Engineering and Natural Sciences (glaciology and geophysics), with the goal of understanding the mysterious forces that have sculpted the Earth’s mountains. After graduation, my passion for photography and writing led me to become a reporter specialized on issues related to the mountains.

A father of two, I have relentlessly roamed the vast horizons…of my native Valais, in Switzerland, from the plains to the high summits — always with my camera in hand and my notepad in my pocket. I currently alternate between my work as a journalist and my job as a mountain guide, which provides a delicate balance between body and mind that is essential to my well-being.


French | English

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