Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Courtavey Bike

This ride, which takes you from the resort to the surrounding pastures, is a last test before you tackle the more difficult routes.

  • Difficulty

    easy, S0

    Difficulty: easy
    S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
  • Length

    12.5 km

  • Duration

    1:50 h

  • Show on map

It is a mix of all kinds of terrains: tarmac, dirt roads and paths. You leave Crans-Montana and cross the lower part of the ski area before you arrive at the Courtavey mountain pasture. 

Turn-by-turn directions

The itinerary is a loop. It starts at Lake Moubra and takes you up to the resort of Crans-Montana. After passing by Lake Grenon, you attack the uphill to the pastures, towards Signal via Arnouvaz, where you can ski in winter. After pedalling t Courtavey and crossing the mayen area, you go back down via Plumachit and Barzettes back to the departure point, and why not refresh yourself and relax at the Lake Moubra beach which lends itself to swimming. Here you’ll find two restaurants with very welcoming terraces. A large part of the route is on surfaced roads and dirt tracks. They cross the resort, forest areas and pastures. 

Start: Lac Moubra (1425 m)
Destination: Lac Moubra (1425 m)

Author's recommendation

From Arnouvaz it is possible to detour to the Corbyre alpine pasture where you can taste different local cheeses.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1771 m 1371 m

  • Ascent

    479 m

  • Descent

    479 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

By bus or by funicular from Sierre to Crans-Montana.

Approach

A9 motorway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the cantonal road via Chermigon until "Centre Sportif La Moubra" in Crans-Montana.

Parking

Free parking at Lake Moubra.

Equipment

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

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1287 Sierre