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    217 m
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    14.8 km
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    Chemin des Contrées Hike

    Chemin des Contrées Hike

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    The Chemin des Contrées Hike is an easy and mostly flat route at an altitude of 1,000 m that traverses extraordinary wild surroundings. Punctuated by forests, scree, and streams, this hike offers breathtaking viewpoints throughout and includes a series of information panels that enable walkers to explore the wealth of history in the region through the lens of its local inhabitants.

    Route Description for Chemin des Contrées Hike

    Setting out from Mollens, the Chemin des Contrées Hike will take you past a variety of historic buildings such as the chapel, the Maison Bourgeoisiale, and the communal building in Mollens. The parish church of St-Maurice de Laques, which has Medieval origins, was once an important place of worship in the area and allows walkers to contemplate over 750 years of history!

    Continuing along the trail, you will pass by a number of informative signs that tell of the cultural and geological history of the region, before arriving at the endpoint of the route in Icogne.

    Getting to the Chemin des Contrées Hike Trailhead

    To reach Mollens by car, take the exit of the A9 motorway (Rhône motorway) called "Sierre Est". Follow the signs for "Crans-Montana". The journey takes about 20 minutes until Mollens.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      One Way

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