Discover the wealth of Crans-Montana summer activities to inspire you to #DreamNowTravelLater. I give you a run down of how you can spend your leisure time doing the best outdoor activities in Crans-Montana this Summer.
Most Popular Crans-Montana Summer Activities
According to the Crans-Montana Tourist Office, the best outdoor activities in Crans-Montana include:
- Walking and hiking;
- Trail Running;
- Road cycling and Mountain biking;
- Spa Breaks;
- Horse Riding.
Walking Routes for Everyone
A vast network made up of 320 km of signposted paths offers infinite possibilities for relaxing walks, or more demanding excursions. Hikers can enjoy recharging their batteries in natural surroundings, while soaking up the sunshine and panoramic views over the most beautiful peaks in the Alps.
The Ultimate Golf Experience
Four quality golf courses, a prestigious club and an indoor centre is open all year round. Crans-Montana annually hosts of one of the most prestigious tournaments on the European tour, the Omega European Masters. Golfers visit from all over the world to play a round on the Crans-Montana plateau.
From the Top Down to the Valley
With 177 marked mountain bike, cross-country and enduro tracks, a total vertical height difference of 2,350 metres, three downhill tracks which end at one Northshore zone, Crans-Montana offers a variety of possibilities for all cyclists. Several ‘Swiss Bike Hotels’ welcome visitors in search of a cycling holiday in a sunny region with natural surroundings.
MTB, road, Bike Park, e-bike: crans-montana.ch/en/activities_/bike
A Road Cycling Paradise
With over 200 km of road routes carefully mapped out by a Tour de France regular, today 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 includes a mountain pass.
Road cycling: crans-montana.ch/en/bike/velo_de_route
With its legendary snow park, its unique wake park in the mountains, its sensational bike park and its temple for action sports Alaïa Chalet, Crans-Montana attracts action sports fanatics and offers them modern infrastructures to let their creativity run free.
Action sports: crans-montana.ch/en/parks
At a Trail Running Pace
Crans-Montana is launching its own Trail Running routes, suitable for beginners and pros. 15 signposted trail routes offer a network of over 200 km covering the whole region. From 2 km to 55 km long, with a height difference of 300m to 4,200m.
Trail running: crans-montana.ch/en/activities_/trail
Family Activities Holidays in the Swiss Alps
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 outdoor activities on offer year-round. Bibi’s House welcomes the youngest family members, with plenty of entertainment, games and laughter, in winter on the golf course and in summer at Ycoor, as well as activities for the entire family.
Urban Lifestyle in the Mountains
Crans-Montana is a place where you can forget your daily stress and live fully in the moment. Wellness and shopping enthusiasts are invited to relax in one of the beautiful spas and treat themselves in the rue du Prado, the street that brings together the finest luxury brands. A casino, a bowling alley, a 3D cinema, many bars and clubs and even a Beach Club make Crans-Montana a popular spot for visitors looking for a dynamic and vibrant destination.
With the Foundation Opale and many different art exhibitions, culture is highlighted here, in this open-air museum. But music, whether classical or pop, is not overlooked, as there are concerts and masterclasses every year, as well as contemporary circus arts and street art, thanks to Cirque au Sommet and Vision Art Festival.
Gastronomy in the Swiss Alps
Whether in the resort or in the mountain, 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. Crans-Montana is also a first-rate wine region and that wine tourism is becoming increasingly important.
The resort is part of the Best of the Alps group (bestofthealps.com)
Two towns, Crans and Montana, merge together to form the resort and both have their own identities. Sitting on a high plateau above the Rhone Valley and facing south, the views are spectacular, especially from higher altitudes where it’s possible to see Mont Blanc in the west, through to the Matterhorn and way beyond to the east. During the winter, the skiing is well suited for intermediates, with a wide range of blue and red runs, but there’s excellent beginners areas as well as some more challenging slopes for experts, including some interesting off-piste and ski touring terrain. Crans-Montana summer activities on offer in the resort provide a haven for both road cyclists and mountain bikers as well as hikers and adventure seekers. Accommodation is varied, with a strong luxury element including several 5* hotels and a spread of 3* and 4* options as well as self-catering apartments and B&B’s.