Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Villages Bike

With this ride you will discover the villages nestled on the hillsides near Crans-Montana and their attractions, including the Château de Venthône, Lens church, the Christ-Roi statue, etc. Possible variant through Chermignon-d'en-Haut.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S0

    Difficulty: medium
    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

    23.4 km

  • Duration

    3:30 h

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This 23km mountain bike circuit introduces you to the villages located on the Crans-Montana hillsides and their various features. The highlights include the programme: the Château de Venthône, Lens church and the Christ-Roi statue. The itinerary proposes a gentle approach to the villages and their surroundings, at your own pace. 

Turn-by-turn directions

Departure is from Lake Moubra. The route then takes you towards the villages of Randogne and Mollens to arrive above Venthône. At Darnona, if you want to break up the journey, you can head back up to the resort by taking your bike in the funicular. Next, head back west, towards Chermignon-d’en-Bas, then Lens with an uphill climb on the Chemin des Bouillettes to the foot of the Christ-Roi hill, which you leave to reach Louché Lake. The return to Crans-Montana is via the upper reaches of Icogne, the most westerly village in Crans-Montana. From the ‘mayens’, the uphill climb to the resort requires quite some effort. You can rest at Lake Miriouges in the heart of the forest, before returning to Moubra. This route combines all the ingredients of a real bike ride: technical downhills, different types of paths…all in very diverse surroundings. This excursion can either be done in one go (23km) or in sections.

Start: Lac Moubra (1426 m)
Destination: Lac Moubra (1426 m)

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1462 m 777 m

  • Ascent

    910 m

  • Descent

    910 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 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 1:50'000: 1287 Sierre