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    708 m
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    20.5 km
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    Transhumance Trail

    Transhumance Trail

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    The Transhumance Trail allows hikers to travel in the footsteps of the historical people of Crans Montana by visiting the villages, mayens (small alpine chalets) and alpine pastures where they spent their time. Although long, this hiking route offers beautiful mountain scenery that can’t be beat!

    Route Description for Transhumance Trail

    Setting out from the starting point of the Transhumance Trail, you will make your way to the northeast while taking in the beautiful scenery at the various viewpoints along the way. After reaching Cave du Sex, the trail will turn to the south through Aminona and descend further to the southeast until you reach the endpoint of the route in Salgesch.

    Getting to the Transhumance Trail 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 Forum d'Ycoor and then Stéphanie car park.

    Route Information

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    • Route Type:

      One Way

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