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CM 1988 Bike

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This very demanding route, signposted for the Mountain Bike World Championships in 1988, will test your fisness, while you enjoy the exceptional natural environment of Aminona.
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Distance 20.2 km
3:56 h
1,104 m
1,103 m
2,380 m
1,514 m
The first Mountain Bike World Championships took place in Crans-Montana back in 1988. Today, the 18km route which is on offer is almost identical to the one which Ned Overend sailed through to win 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 on beaten earth tracks and includes a few interesting technical sections. The views of the most beautiful 4000 m mountains in the Valaisan Alps and the natural surroundings will make you forget the physical effort which this trail demands.
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Update: June 06, 2022
Highest point
2,380 m
Lowest point
1,514 m

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Safety information

Along the course, you’ll meet hikers, dog walkers, horse riders,etc., so be cautious and respect others !

Individuals use the course at their own risk

We accept no liability for any accidents.

Tips and hints

For further information : https://www.crans-montana.ch/en/activities_/bike/?ete

 

Start

Aminona (1,513 m)
Coordinates:
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2'606'744E 1'131'179N
DD
46.331970, 7.526227
DMS
46°19'55.1"N 7°31'34.4"E
UTM
32T 386567 5131988
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Destination

Aminona

Turn-by-turn directions

Departure from the old departure point of the Aminona cable cars - Cave du Sex - La Tièche - Petit Mont Bonvin - Cabane des Taules - Pépinet - Plumachit - Return to the departure point

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The resort of Crans-Montana is easily accessible from Sierre station with the SMC bus company or the funicular and from Sion station with the bus company CarPostal.

The free shuttle buses of the SMC bus company serve the whole resort of Crans-Montana.

The nearest stop to the start of this hike is: Aminona. 

Getting there

To reach Aminona by car, take the exit of the A9 motorway (Rhône motorway) called "Sierre Est". At the motorway exit, continue straight ahead.

At the roundabout, follow the signs for "Sierre/Crans-Montana" and then continue to the village Venthône. Once you arrive in Mollens, follow the signposts for Aminona by the Route d’Aminona. 

The journey takes about 20 minutes.

Parking

Aminona car park

Address: Parking Aminona, Route de l'Aminona, 3963 Crans-Montana

Free outdoor car park: 100 spaces

Free indoor car park: 350 spaces

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'606'744E 1'131'179N
DD
46.331970, 7.526227
DMS
46°19'55.1"N 7°31'34.4"E
UTM
32T 386567 5131988
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Mountainbike/Downhill map Crans-Montana – 1 :25'000, available at the tourist office.

Equipment

Helmets are mandatory.

Knee and elbow pads and backprotection are recommended.


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Status
Open
Distance
20.2 km
Duration
3:56 h
Ascent
1,104 m
Descent
1,103 m
Highest point
2,380 m
Lowest point
1,514 m
Public-transport-friendly

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