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.
Distance 18.4 km
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.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- 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 Mountain Biking
- 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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