Guidebook

Discover the Top Crans-Montana Trail Running Routes

Whether you’re looking for something chill or more edgy, Crans-Montana has got you covered!

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Description

Crans-Montana, in the Swiss canton of Valais, is a bit of a new kid on the block when it comes to trail running, but there are now 15 different routes to choose from and the vast choice will amaze you.

The routes range from 2 to 55 km in length and from 300 to 4,200 m in vertical climb. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can definitely get your climb on! If you’re feeling shy, you can also get a taste of the famous Trail des Patrouilleurs with multiple routes of varying distances (15, 25, 40, or 55 km).

Author: Emily Lennon

Sources:
https://www.crans-montana.ch/en/trail/#cat=Trail&filter=r-fullyTranslatedLangus-5381,sb-sortedBy-0&zc=13,7.85256,46.28302

https://www.valais.ch/en/information/landingpage/trail-running

Trail des Patrouilleurs 15k

Trail des Patrouilleurs 15k

Crans-Montana
17.1 km
1,273 m
1,272 m
Initiation course with beautiful hills, a passage by the ladders of the Pochet and a descent offering a superb panorama. Recommended sticks.
Moderate
Private
Trail des Patrouilleurs 25k

Trail des Patrouilleurs 25k

Crans-Montana
26.8 km
1,990 m
1,990 m
Course for good traileurs, no technical difficulties, return journey through the Pochet ladders. Recommended sticks.
Moderate
Private
Trail des Patrouilleurs 40k

Trail des Patrouilleurs 40k

Crans-Montana
40.8 km
3,138 m
3,138 m
Technical course for experienced traileurs, 2 passages at 3,000 metres, enough to impress your eyes. Recommended sticks.
Severe
Private
Trail des Patrouilleurs 55k

Trail des Patrouilleurs 55k

Crans-Montana
54.6 km
4,359 m
4,359 m
Course for very good level traileurs, varied, big difference in altitude, steep climbs and brittle descents, from the strong. Recommended sticks.
Extreme
Private
1 - Trail Icogne

1 - Trail Icogne

8.7 km
563 m
562 m
Departure from the village towards Les Vernasses, 4X4 path crossing the Tsans forest and it climbs towards Pas de l'Ours, nice view on the Tseuzier dam. Descent via the Essampilles and here comes Icogne again.
Moderate
Private
2 - Trail Lens

2 - Trail Lens

10.0 km
613 m
612 m
Nice descent to warm the knees towards Chelin. Follow the bisse du Sillonin until you reach Les Planisses. Ascent to the foot of the statue of Christ the King, 360° glance and descent to Lens.
Easy
Private
3 - Verticale Flanthey-Lens

3 - Verticale Flanthey-Lens

1.9 km
350 m
0 m
A nice little climb, enough to put you in the red, the last 600 meters do good to your calves.
Easy
Private
4 - Trail Chermignon

4 - Trail Chermignon

9.9 km
344 m
360 m
Nice route, not technical, by the lake of Miriouges to the lake of Moubra, return to the starting point by taking very rolling traverse paths. Calm down on the last run, it's quite steep.
Moderate
Private
5 - Verticale Ollon-Crans

5 - Verticale Ollon-Crans

5.3 km
793 m
0 m
As soon as you leave the village, you are in the heart of the matter, be careful when crossing roads. Chermignon d'en Bas and Chermignon d'en Haut are there to calm the pulses, otherwise it slopes sympathetically until the entrance of Crans.
Easy
Private
6 - Trail Montana-Village

6 - Trail Montana-Village

9.2 km
612 m
611 m
Descent following the path of the Boup, arriving at Tovachir and winding up through the forest towards Montana-Village then Bluche. We head for La Moubra and back to Montana-Village.
Moderate
Private
8 - Trail Randogne

8 - Trail Randogne

Crans-Montana
9.1 km
624 m
627 m
A stretch of asphalt to start with, rest assured, there is not much traffic, the rest is pleasant, neither easy nor too hard, only pleasure, good walk, we let you discover.
Easy
Private
9 - Trail Mollens

9 - Trail Mollens

Crans-Montana
10.2 km
787 m
787 m
A nice crossing in the direction of Cordona by taking a section of the Benou race, a beautiful climb by the Pichiour and its waterfall then back to Mollens by Les Echerts.
Moderate
Private
10 - Verticale ascension du Christ-Roi

10 - Verticale ascension du Christ-Roi

6.1 km
616 m
123 m
Come and train on the Ascension of Christ the King route. Departure from Flanthey, nice route through the vineyard, ascending towards Christ-Roi to dive into the heart of the village of Lens.
Easy
Private