Accessible to all, this route explores the Aminona region, showcasing the spectacular views of the Valais Alps from the panoramic plateau.
Distance 14.6 km
This circular tour starting and finishing at the Ycoor centre in the heart of Montana culminates at the Col de Crans-Montana at an altitude of more than 1,800 metres. To reach the col, you take the Plumachit road that climbs from the base station of the Violettes gondola: an ascent of 5.6 kilometres along a minor road with little traffic. The route is accessible to all, with a total climb of 430 metres. After reaching the Col de Crans-Montana, you begin the descent to Aminona before finally returning to your starting point.
Keep an eye out for the many different wild alpine flowers all along the route.
Safety informationStrictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike.Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).
Tips and hints
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Getting thereTo reach Crans-Montana by car, follow the A9 motorway (autoroute du Rhône) and take exit 28 (“Sierre-Ouest”); turn left and follow the signs marked “Sierre”. At the roundabout, turn right. Continue for 500 metres and when you reach the edge of Sierre, turn left in the direction of “Crans-Montana”. The drive takes about 20 minutes. When you arrive in Crans-Montana, follow the signs for the Ycoor centre and then the Stephani car park.
ParkingThe Stephani car park (fee payable) has 140 spaces.
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EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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