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Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

Mountain Bike · Valais
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A test for the legs, a pleasure for the eyes. This route is ideal to discover the region of Crans-Montana. While physically and technically demanding, it is also extremely varied. Possible start from Crans-Cry d'Er car park. Possibles variants through Cave du Scex and Chermignon-d’en-Haut.
difficult
49.5 km
8:30 h
1784 m
1784 m
This 48km mountain bike circuit introduces you to the beautiful region of Crans-Montana. Physically and technically demanding, the tour offers a vast variety of surprises: forests, bisses (irrigation channels), pastures, pine woods, vineyards, villages, lakes and more than one museum on the way. The itinerary offers a very nice mix of landscapes.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Eco-Museum at the hamlet called "Mayens de Colombire" and discover the live of our ancestors. Consider the opening hours on colombire.ch. 

Difficulty
S0 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
La Tièche, 2002 m
Lowest point
Venthône, 713 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Cave du Scex
Hameau de Colombire

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

Lac Moubra (1425 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.305383, 7.479825
UTM
32T 382939 5129101

Destination

Lac Moubra

Turn-by-turn directions

Departure is at Lake Moubra, then the route takes you towards Arnouva, along the Grenon and Chermignon lakes. The tour continues to Marolires and then to Courtavey. Next, you will arrive at Ploumachit and then at Colombire, with its alpage museum, and, further along the "bisse du Tsittorent" at the Alpage du Scex. An impressive Alpine panorama, a relaxing atmosphere and the many typical restaurants will offer you unforgettable moments. Before heading down, you still have the last effort up to reach Tièche. There you will have to cross a little bridge before heading down for about 15km through Cordona, Planige, Venthône, Tovachir until Chermignon-d'en-Bas. You will then arrive in Lens, a very nice village. Here you can visit the Fondation Pierre Arnaud art museum and the Grand-Lens historical museum. The return to Crans-Montana is via the upper reaches of Icogne, the most westerly village in Crans-Montana, or you can pass through Chermignon-d'en-Haut. From the "mayens", the uphill climb to the resort requires quite some effort before returning to the start point at Lake Moubra. You can rest at Lake Moubra on the beach or choose one of the various activities offered there.

Public transport

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

Getting there

A9 highway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the national road via Chermigon until "Centre Sportif La Moubra" in Crans-Montana.

Parking

Free parking at Moubra Lake.
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 difficult
Distance
49.5 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
1784 m
Descent
1784 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Botanical highlights

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