The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
100th anniversary trail
This trail delves deep in the 100-year history of Crans-Montana. This trail commemorates our ancestors who built the trail in order to supply the meadows and alpine pastures and thus ensured the survival of their families. The major historical events are presented on information boards along the way. Features: the Squirrel Trail to the north of the Geneva Clinic. The grotto between les Barzettes and Aminona offers a fascinating exhibit of regional geology. Above the grotto visitors discover a magnificent viewpoint covering the entire Rhône Valley. A small museum of crystals and local wines is open in Aminona.
Fitness requirements: easy
Distance: 7.8 km
Vertical metres: +340 m, -275 m
Total hiking time: 2h20
Season: April to september
Restaurants and pubs: Crans-Montana