This hike takes you downhill from the Cry d’Er cable car station into the centre of Crans. The highlight of the walk is undeniably its consistently beautiful view, which can be enjoyed from a number of sunny terraces.
Take the cable car up to Cry d'Er and stop by the Cry d'Er Club d’altitude and its restaurant, whose lively terrace offers a fantastic view of the Alps. Head down in the direction of Chetzeron. The hike runs alongside the ski pistes for a good stretch, so you’ll rub shoulders with skiers from the start of the walk. On your right you’ll see the Lac de Tseuzier, an artificial lake formed by the Rawyl dam, whose water is used to produce the region’s electricity. You’ll also notice the extraordinary Hotel Chetzeron, whose terrace offers a truly unbeatable view.
Continue your descent down to Merbé, the middle station of the Cry d’Er cable car. (You could cut the walk short here by taking the cable car down to Crans.) Merbé restaurant has a beautiful terrace where you can grab a bite to eat. Continuing on your way, you’ll reach the Lac de Chermignon, where there are several picnic spots. The walk ends when you arrive in the centre of Crans.
During the walk you'll pass by the Hotel Chetzeron, an extraordinary building located in a former cable car station that has been tastefully refurbished. Its terrace offers a magnificent view of the surrounding 4,000m peaks.
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More information about the destination:
A9 highway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the national road via Chermigon until Crans. From there, take the cable car to Cry d’Er.
Parking at the cable car Crans-Cry d’Er. Follow the local car park routeing in Crans.