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.
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.
Visit the alp restaurant at "Cave du Scex" and taste a raclette made of cheese from the alp's own production.
Rest StopCave du Scex
Safety informationUse 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.
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Getting thereA9 highway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the road until Crans-Montana. Continue eastwards until Aminona.
ParkingFree parking in Aminona
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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.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.