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  • Village of Lens
    / Village of Lens
    Photo: Sedrik Nemeth, Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
  • / Typical Valais Chalet in Chermignon
    Photo: Sedrik Nemeth, Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
  • / Village of Mollens
    Photo: Sedrik Nemeth, Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
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With this ride you will discover the villages nestled on the hillsides near Crans-Montana and their attractions, including the Château de Venthône, Lens church, the Christ-Roi statue, etc. Possible variant through Chermignon-d'en-Haut.
moderate
Distance 23.4 km
3:30 h
910 m
910 m
This 23km mountain bike circuit introduces you to the villages located on the Crans-Montana hillsides and their various features. The highlights include the programme: the Château de Venthône, Lens church and the Christ-Roi statue. The itinerary proposes a gentle approach to the villages and their surroundings, at your own pace. 
Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Montana, 1,462 m
Lowest point
Loc, 777 m
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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.

Tips and hints

More information: 

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Start

Lac Moubra (1,426 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'603'193E 1'128'149N
DD
46.304741, 7.480088
DMS
46°18'17.1"N 7°28'48.3"E
UTM
32T 382958 5129029
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Destination

Lac Moubra

Turn-by-turn directions

Departure is from Lake Moubra. The route then takes you towards the villages of Randogne and Mollens to arrive above Venthône. At Darnona, if you want to break up the journey, you can head back up to the resort by taking your bike in the funicular. Next, head back west, towards Chermignon-d’en-Bas, then Lens with an uphill climb on the Chemin des Bouillettes to the foot of the Christ-Roi hill, which you leave to reach Louché Lake. The return to Crans-Montana is via the upper reaches of Icogne, the most westerly village in Crans-Montana. From the ‘mayens’, the uphill climb to the resort requires quite some effort. You can rest at Lake Miriouges in the heart of the forest, before returning to Moubra. This route combines all the ingredients of a real bike ride: technical downhills, different types of paths…all in very diverse surroundings. This excursion can either be done in one go (23km) or in sections.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

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

Parking

Free parking at Lake Moubra.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'603'193E 1'128'149N
DD
46.304741, 7.480088
DMS
46°18'17.1"N 7°28'48.3"E
UTM
32T 382958 5129029
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:50'000: 1287 Sierre

Equipment

We 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • 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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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
23.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
910 m
Descent
910 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Singletrail/Free ride

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