Bisse du Ro
Bisse du Ro

Hiking

Bisse du Ro

Crans-Montana–Lac de Tseuzier

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Bisse du Ro

Long ago, the Bisse du Ro had its source in the Ertenze Valley, and flowed towards Crans-Montana bringing water needed for crops. Today, you will most likely do this walk leaving the resort heading up to the Rawyl Dam.
The route, which has now been made completely safe, was hewn out of rocks in the first half of the XVth century. A true source of life, it was painstakingly looked after by villagers until 1946, when a water tunnel was inaugurated. In order to conserve this route for tourists, the Montana development society decided to attend to its upkeep.

Once away from the bisse, you’ll discover the Valley of Ertenze, a wild and rugged place where only a few alpine pastures can be found. If you’re lucky, you might perhaps meet a shepherd who will let you taste his excellent raclette cheese.

Your hike ends at the Rawyl Dam, this impressive construction whose job is to collect water from the melting snow as well as producing electricity by turbines. From this spot, it is possible to return to Crans-Montana by public transport.
Long ago, the Bisse du Ro had its source in the Ertenze Valley, and flowed towards Crans-Montana bringing water needed for crops. Today, you will most likely do this walk leaving the resort heading up to the Rawyl Dam.
The route, which has now been made completely safe, was hewn out of rocks in the first half of the XVth century. A true source of life, it was painstakingly looked after by villagers until 1946, when a water tunnel was inaugurated. In order to conserve this route for tourists, the Montana development society decided to attend to its upkeep.

Once away from the bisse, you’ll discover the Valley of Ertenze, a wild and rugged place where only a few alpine pastures can be found. If you’re lucky, you might perhaps meet a shepherd who will let you taste his excellent raclette cheese.

Your hike ends at the Rawyl Dam, this impressive construction whose job is to collect water from the melting snow as well as producing electricity by turbines. From this spot, it is possible to return to Crans-Montana by public transport.
10 km | 1 Stage
580 m | 260 m
3 h 10 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Crans-s.S., Pas-de-l'Ours
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Signalization

Signalization
From Crans-sur-Sierre (Plans-Mayens), follow the signposts to "Ancien Bisse du Ro", "Tseuzier" and "Barrage du Rawil".

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Precipitous area of risk
This steep route is not advised for those scared of heights.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rawil, barrage
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Contact

Crans-Montana Tourisme
Avenue de la Gare 22
3963 Crans-Montana
Tel. +41 (0)27 485 04 04
information@crans-montana.ch
www.tourism-crans-montana.co.uk

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