184 Crans-Montana Bike Marathon
184 Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

Mountainbiking

Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

Crans-Montana–Crans-Montana

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Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

Crans-Montana Bike Marathon

The many mountain bike routes of Crans-Montana have been combined to circle the region in the form of the «Bike Marathon». Physically and technically demanding, the tour offers a vast variety of surprises: forests, bisses (irrigation channels), pastures, pinewoods, vineyards, villages, lakes and even museums line the way.
The obvious highlights on the first section of the Crans-Montana Bike Marathon are the many small, peaceful lakes in and around the town of Crans-Montana, before you reach the mountain road to Ploumachit, riding up and down small forest roads and some single trail sections. This mountain road now climbs up to Cabane de la Tièche. This is a good time to take a break and enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks: Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Matterhorn and Dent Blanche form the breathtaking and glacier-covered horizon on the opposite side of the Rhone Valley.

Now we’re ready for the downhill. On a fantastic, smoothly flowing single trail, followed by a gravel road, you shoot down via Cordona and Venthône to Veyras. Scenic variety is what you will find here. The dense fir forest turns into an open area with pine trees and the dry climate is reminiscent of the Mediterranean region. Finally you coast through the vineyards of Sierre before heading back to Crans-Montana. On a mix of small roads, along irrigation channels, gravel roads and single trails you return to the starting point at lake Etang de la Moubra where the tour ends in style at the beach.
The many mountain bike routes of Crans-Montana have been combined to circle the region in the form of the «Bike Marathon». Physically and technically demanding, the tour offers a vast variety of surprises: forests, bisses (irrigation channels), pastures, pinewoods, vineyards, villages, lakes and even museums line the way.
The obvious highlights on the first section of the Crans-Montana Bike Marathon are the many small, peaceful lakes in and around the town of Crans-Montana, before you reach the mountain road to Ploumachit, riding up and down small forest roads and some single trail sections. This mountain road now climbs up to Cabane de la Tièche. This is a good time to take a break and enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks: Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Matterhorn and Dent Blanche form the breathtaking and glacier-covered horizon on the opposite side of the Rhone Valley.

Now we’re ready for the downhill. On a fantastic, smoothly flowing single trail, followed by a gravel road, you shoot down via Cordona and Venthône to Veyras. Scenic variety is what you will find here. The dense fir forest turns into an open area with pine trees and the dry climate is reminiscent of the Mediterranean region. Finally you coast through the vineyards of Sierre before heading back to Crans-Montana. On a mix of small roads, along irrigation channels, gravel roads and single trails you return to the starting point at lake Etang de la Moubra where the tour ends in style at the beach.
50 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 21 km
Natural surface: 29 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
2000 m | 2000 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montana Gare
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Crans-Montana – Ploumachit – Venthône – Chermignon – Crans-Montana

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montana Gare
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Crans-Montana Tourisme et Congrès
Avenue de la gare 20
3963 Crans-Montana
Tel. +41 (0)848 22 10 12
information@crans-montana.ch
www.crans-montana.ch

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Crans-Montana
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Crans-Montana
B & B La Forge de Diogne
B & B La Forge de Diogne
Crans-Montana
Cabane des Violettes CAS
Cabane des Violettes CAS
Randogne
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Crans-Montana
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
Castel de Daval
Castel de Daval
Sierre
Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
Sierre
Le gîte de Briey
Le gîte de Briey
Chalais
BnB Café le Central
BnB Café le Central
Grône
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Places

Crans - Montana
Crans - Montana
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Anzère
Anzère
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Places of interest

Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
Irrigation Channel Museum
Irrigation Channel Museum
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Swimming

Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
"Guillamo" indoor swimming pool in Siders
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
Bains d'Anzère
Bains d'Anzère
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization