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    The Water Path

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    25.5 km
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    52 m
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    The Water Path

    The gurgling sound of water accompanies you from the Plaine Morte at 3,000 m right down to the village of Chermignon-d'en-Bas at 850 m.

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    Route Description for The Water Path

    After taking the cable car up to the starting point of the hike, take some time to appreciate the beautifully scenic views of the Valais Alps. From here, the trail will begin to descend past the Pointe de la Plaine Morte, before looping around Lac de Huiton.

    From here, you will continue the long descent into the valley to Icogne, before making your way to the Bisse de Lens viewpoint. From there, the trail bends to the northeast, eventually taking you into the endpoint of the route in Chermignon-d’en-Bas

    Getting to the The Water Path Trailhead

    To reach Crans-Montana by car, take the exit of the A9 motorway (Rhône motorway) called "Sierre ouest". At the motorway exit, turn left and follow the signs for "Sierre". At the roundabout, turn right. Continue for 500 m, then at the entrance to Sierre, turn left following the signs for "Crans-Montana". The journey takes about 20 minutes. Once you arrive in Crans-Montana, follow the signs for the cablecar company car park called Violettes.

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