Cycling routes

Crans-Montana Panoramic Route

Familie mit dem Fahrrad


Accessible to all, this route explores the Aminona region, showcasing the spectacular views of the Valais Alps from the panoramic plateau.




14.56 km


1:13 h


This circular tour starting and finishing at the Ycoor centre in the heart of Montana culminates at the Col de Crans-Montana at an altitude of more than 1,800 metres. To reach the col, you take the Plumachit road that climbs from the base station of the Violettes gondola: an ascent of 5.6 kilometres along a minor road with little traffic. The route is accessible to all, with a total climb of 430 metres. After reaching the Col de Crans-Montana, you begin the descent to Aminona before finally returning to your starting point.

Turn-by-turn directions

Start your ride at the Ycoor centre in Montana, and follow the Route du Clovelli past the Montana funicular station and the Geneva University Hospitals clinic. At the junction with the Route de la Combaz, turn left onto the Route de l’Astoria in the direction of the Barzettes-Violettes gondola – but just before the gondola station, turn left onto the Route de Plumachit. Climb as far as Plumachit; you then reach the hamlet of Colombire and, a little higher, the Col de Crans-Montana, highest point of your route. From here, you descend to Aminona, where you follow the road to Montana and Crans; this will bring you back to the base station of the Barzettes-Violettes gondola. Now you just have to return to your starting point via the same route you followed on the outward leg.


Crans-Montana (1499m)


Crans-Montana (1499m)

Author's recommendation

Keep an eye out for the many different wild alpine flowers all along the route.

Technical information












Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


  • Scenic
  • Insider tip
  • Round trip
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family-friendly
Getting there

Public transport

The resort of Crans-Montana is accessible from Sierre station on services operated by the SMC bus company, and from Sion station by PostBus. Within Crans-Montana, free SMC shuttle buses serve the whole resort. The closest bus stop to the start of the ride is: Ycoor.


To reach Crans-Montana by car, follow the A9 motorway (autoroute du Rhône) and take exit 28 (“Sierre-Ouest”); turn left and follow the signs marked “Sierre”. At the roundabout, turn right. Continue for 500 metres and when you reach the edge of Sierre, turn left in the direction of “Crans-Montana”. The drive takes about 20 minutes. When you arrive in Crans-Montana, follow the signs for the Ycoor centre and then the Stephani car park.


The Stephani car park (fee payable) has 140 spaces.


We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Strictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike.Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).

Additional information

More info:


View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility:

N°150 Route panorama de Crans-Montana


The tourist office in Crans-Montana has got brochures and information material about cycling in the region.


SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1287 Sierre


This activity is brought to you by Valais/Wallis Promotion