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Crans-Montana

Absolutely!

In 1984 Crans-Montana (1500m) was the finish of a mountain stage in the Tour de France. Now it's an ideal location for cyclists to discover the great routes and cols of the Swiss canton Wallis.

Crans-Montana embodies both, idyllic mountain village and modern alpine resort with all facilities for an unforgettable holiday experience. Four reasons inspire visitors to come to Crans-Montana: nature, sports activities, culture and recreation. 

   

Comfort

Crans-Montana combines the comforts of a modern holiday resort with an extensive natural landscape and a panoramic view to the Valais Alps. It is one of the few places to see both Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the two most outstanding mountains in the Alps. Crans-Montana offers a great alpine shopping, art galleries, wellness facilities and a gastronomic offer for all budgets, plus a wide range of hotels and chalets/apartments. Visitors from all over the world come to Crans-Montana for major sports such as biking, golfing, hiking and skiing.

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Family

A certified family destination

Crans-Montana is an ideal place to spend great holidays, where young and old will find what they are looking for amongst the many activities on offer year-round. Bibi’s House welcomes the youngest family members, both in winter and summer, with plenty of entertainment, games and laughter. In winter, the golf course is transformed into an island of leisure activities, whilst in summer, visitors can fully enjoy all the family activities at the lakeside.

   

My Explorer Card

Explore Crans-Montana like never before

From mid-June to the end of October, you have access to all kinds of activities such as the climbing hall, mini-golf or the swimming pool. With this advantage card, which is given to everyone who pays tourist tax, you can explore Crans-Montana! Especially perfect for kids activities.

   
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Gastronomy

Gastronomy touches the mountain tops

In Crans-Montana, whether in the resort or on the pistes, when tastebuds quiver every gourmet will find what they’re looking for amongst the huge choice of restaurants which vary from mountain huts to Michelin-starred establishments. Quality local produce, numerous foodie events, passionate craftspeople and chefs illustrate the wealth of gastronomy in our region.

Night life

The night can be long...

The beauty of an immaculate blue sky in the daytime. The pleasure of artificial lights at nighttime. The night has different faces in Crans-Montana: after a good meal in one of the many restaurants in the resort, everything is open! The jazzy ambiance of a piano-bar, the atmosphere of a cabaret, or dancing until the early hours for hardcore clubbers.

   
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Enjoy cycling from the mountaintop down to the valley

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A road cycling paradise

Former Tour de France finish location

With over 200km of road routes, Crans-Montana stands out as the Swiss alpine centre for cycling. Steve Morabito, a frequent visitor who is passionate about this area, has designed 10 new hugely varied routes for all levels. Covering the valley up to the peaks and even including a mountain pass!

The mind-blowing landscape includes plains, vineyards, historic villages, high plateaus, lakes and mountains.

   

Cols and routes

Perfect cycling location with challenging climbs

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Mountain biking

An ideal playground

360° views, south-facing, vineyards, forests, 9 lakes, 4 waterfalls, pastures and a glacier. This is the varied scenery that provides a perfect playground for mountain bikers.

The vast domain includes 77km of enduro and cross-country tracks for all levels (all certified and signposted). 11 routes, with a total vertical height drop of 2,350m. 3 downhill routes: a red, a black and a blue track for beginners or to do with kids.

   

Valais Alpine Bike

The King's Tour for bikers

Cross the Alps on the new Valais Alpine Bike regional route and explore the most beautiful single trails in the Valais. Ride the route, book a fully organised package with accommodation and daily luggage transport.

Crans-Montana - Grimentz (7 nights)

Crans-Montana - Brig (4 nights)

Brig - Grimentz (3 nights)

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All cycling events

NOVA Eroica Switzerland / 18-06-2022 / Gravel / Sion

Raid Evolénard / 19-06-2022 / MTB / Evolène

Tour des Stations/Marmotte Granfondo Valais 06-08-2022 / Race / Le Châble

EWS Crans-Montana / 17/18-09-2022 / MTB / Crans-Montana

Gravel Epic Switzerland CANCELLED / 23-09-2022 / Gravel / Champex-Lac

   

Crans-Montana furnicular

Free bike transport

But hey! Do I need to climb every day from the valley to the town at 1500m? No problem, the ultra-modern furnicular with free bike-transport brings you in a couple of minutes from Sierre to Crans Montana.

In 2022, the furnicular will be under maintenance. Transport goes by buses with a bicycle rack. Connection Sierre-Crans-Montana every 30 minutes.

   
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Active life

Events

Crans-Montana is well known for a lot of events. This is what you can expect...

  • Concerts
  • Theaters
  • Art
  • Fair
  • Custom, markets
  • Festival, festivities
  • Congress, course
  • Sports
  • Excursions for guests
  • Meetings, animation
  • Gastronomy

  • Visit the Crans-Montana Tourism website for the complete agenda!

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    Walking

    Walking routes for everyone

    The huge diversity of natural scenery in the Crans-Montana region makes it a key destination for walking. From picturesque vineyards to green prairies irrigated by the ‘bisses’ (irrigation streams), forests and clear mountain lakes, the eternal snow of the glacier, passing by historic villages and mountain chalets, all that is left to do is to choose your route!

       

    Action sports

    Crans-Montana spoils freestylers with its 3 parks!

    The parks’ new layout, endorsed by Nicolas Vuignier, freestyle professional and ambassador for Crans-Montana, forms part of a project devoted to riders which invites them not only to go out and have fun in the wakepark, bikepark and snowpark, but also to share their photos, videos and experiences on a new website.

    A legendary snowpark, a wakepark in the mountains and a sensational bike park.

       
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    Trail running

    Crans Montana at a trail running race

    Thanks to its topography, from the Rhone Valley at an altitude of 500m up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3,000m, Crans-Montana is an ideal playground for trail running. 15 routes have been specifically planned and signposted for mountain trail running.

    In total 200 km of routes have been mapped out, with a total of 15,800 m of elevation gain. Routes range from 2 km to 55 km and elevation gain from 300m to 4,200m.

       

    Bike hotels

    Hotel Ad'Eldorado

    Crans-Montana

    Welcome to this little edge of paradise. The Ad'Eldorado, starting point for countless road bike, mtb and e-bike rides. Located 3 minutes from the cable car leading you to the best downhill slopes. Thanks to its breakfast with regional and organic products, be ready to face the paths to the Rhone valley or to the mountain top, up to 3000m. Video-monitored bike room, shoe dryer, bike maintenance kit and free bike wash service are just some of the features for your pleasant cycling experience.

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    Hotel Crans Ambassador

    Crans-Montana

    As a certified bike hotel the Crans Ambassador offers a wide range of services such as laundry service, late check-out, access to the Spa, biker picnics, special bike maps and a dedicated and equipped room for our mountain bike guests. Find out more ….

    Hôtel de la Forêt

    Crans-Montana

    Bike friendly. Dedicates services to our cyclists guest.

    Full information for tracks and route.

    Repair facility/workshop, wash area with equipment.

    Space with bike rack, equipped area with sockets. Laundry service on request.

    Breakfast time adaptation, picnic on request.

    Hotel Mont-Paisible

    Crans-Montana

    The Mont-Paisible is a family-owned hotel in Crans-Montana, perfectly located under the ski lift Les Violettes, and labeled “HOTEL BIKE”: we have a secure garage, a washing station and some gear to repair and fix the bikes.

    With 4 brand new electric bikes to rent at the hotel, and the possibility to get a guide for the day, you will be ready for crazy, but safe adventures in our mountains!

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    Bike shops and rentals

    Alex Sports

    Crans-Montana

    Located in the centre. Also rental at the Cry d'Er cable car.

    Extensive choice of bicycles and e-bikes.

    Suitable for children, adults, men and women.

    Downhill, mountain bikes, road bikes.

    Our specialists know the area. We are happy to help you with the best advice.

    Avalanche Shop

    Crans-Montana

    We are a team of young and motivated professionals. Ready to help you to choose the best equipment for your sport. We give you the best possible experience in Crans-Montana!

    We rent out all kinds of bicycles.

    Guided tours

    BikeVS

    Crans-Montana

    BikeVS.ch is your official SwissCycling guide and e-bike rental in Crans-Montana and around Valais Switzerland.

    No matter your level or mountain bike skills, Julien Paganelli will teach you and guide you around the best trails and landscapes you could ever imagine!

    Enduro, Downhill, Trail or E-bikes are welcome to have fun and live the Valais style experience. Sharing a life style not only trails!

       

    Kudos Cycling

    Kudos Cycling offers bespoke road or gravel guided cycling adventures with qualified Swiss Cycling Road guides. The tours can be created based on your fitness levels, cycling abilities and experience, a half day or full day.

    Depending on your requirements, we can create a tour with van support so any non-cyclists can join for lunch. All the family can be included so or they can join us using an e-bike (half-day only).

    Prices from CHF 350.-

       

    ESS Bike School

    Crans-Montana

    The Bike School of ESS Crans-Montana offers you a variety of programs and top-quality guidance in the field of biking.

    Are you an advanced rider, a beginner? Our guides specialized in Down Hill, Enduro or E-bike will help you to progress and discover the best spots in our region.

    For children from 7 to 12 years old, we also offer a very attractive group program. Have a good ride and stay tuned!

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