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Mountain Bike

CM 1988 Bike

Mountain Bike · Wallis
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This very demanding route, signposted for the Mountain Bike World Championships in 1988, will test your fitness, while you enjoy the exceptional natural environment of Aminona.

moderate
18.4 km
3:40 h
1140 m
1140 m

This very demanding route, signposted for the 1988 Mountain Bike World Championships, will allow you to test your fitness, as you enjoy the many exceptional local spots which you’ll find in Aminona. The first Mountain Bike World Championships took place in Crans-Montana back in 1988. Today, the 18 km route on offer is almost identical to the one which Mike Kloser sailed through to win the very first medal. Departure is from Aminona, where you can leave your car in the car park. From here, prepare for a concentrated effort. There are several possibilities for stops en route, at the Cave du Scex or the Plumachit restaurant. The itinerary takes you mostly across dirt tracks and includes a few interesting technical sections. The views of the most beautiful 4,000m mountains in the Valais Alps and the natural surroundings will make you forget the physical effort which this trail demands.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the alp restaurant at "Cave du Scex" and taste a raclette made of cheese from the alp's own production. 

Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Les Taules, 2215 m
Lowest point
Aminona, 1513 m
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Rest Stop

Cave du Scex

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Equipment

We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Tips, hints and links

More information: 

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Start

Aminona (1513 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.331960, 7.526176
UTM
32T 386563 5131987

Destination

Aminona

Turn-by-turn directions

Departing from the starting point in Aminona, take the hiking path on the right side of the cable car until you arrive on a larger street which leads you to the alp "Cave du Scex". From there you follow the bisse eastwards and after about 1.5 km you cross the small stream. Afterwards you take the steep ascent to Les Granzettes, where you cross the cable car and a chairlift. Arrived on the top, you can either take the descent directly or take another ascent along the Petit Mont-Bonvin 1 skilift. Arrived on top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view on the mountains. Then take the descent to Les Taules where you have to get up a last time time before getting back to Aminona. 

Public transport

By bus or by funicualar from Sierre to Crans-Montana.

Getting there

A9 highway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the road until  Crans-Montana. Continue eastwards until Aminona.

Parking

Free parking in Aminona
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1287 Sierre


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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
1140 m
Descent
1140 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Summit route

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