Bisse du Ro

Bisse du Ro, Crans-Montana: Hours, Address, Bisse du Ro Reviews: 4.5/5

Bisse du Ro
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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Nelly59CR
Hampshire175 contributions
Sep 2019
I walked the Bisse du Ro a few times when I was in Crans Montana for a week in September. There has clearly been a lot of effort invested into the trail and it is very well maintained, as it needs to be given where it goes. If heights make you uncomfortable, this is probably not the trail for you. However, when I was there only one part of the trail was along a section with a large drop and no safety rail (you hold on to a rope attached to a cliff face - I've attached a photo of this section), and even on that bit they're in the process of building a suspension bridge to circumvent that section.
The part of the trail that runs alongside the water course (so basically the bit from Crans Montana) is, by necessity, quite flat so you don't need to be particularly fit to walk that section, although there are a couple of bits that go under low rocky outcrops, so you'd need to be fit enough to duck to a level of about three feet or so. Much of the trail is along walkways suspended on a vertical cliff face. The walkway is wide enough that two people can pass each other without too much difficulty, but it would still be a bit of a palaver if it was very busy (which it wasn't when I was there in September).
After a mile or so, at the end of the water course, the flat bit ends and the trail becomes more of a standard mountain trail, which I followed all the way to the dam (and back).
Basically it's a pretty easy walk with stunning views.
Written 20 November 2019
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Dr Jose
Tübingen, Germany371 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The Bisse du Ro is an incredible achievement of the ancestors in the Valais. We walked the open part (2 km) starting in Plans Mayens further away from Crans Montana, marvelous path in the forest, arriving at parts where bridges along vertical walls allow the path of water and people. It is one of the best Bisse with extraordinary art and artisanship of the hundreds of water channels in the Valais, which are the guarantee for great wines since medieval times. What a mastery of mountain engineering.
Written 3 June 2019
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Helene G
Crans-Montana, Switzerland40 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The walk along the bisse is extremely pleasant. The path is now much easier and can be used by beginners for the first part only.
It is too bad the difficult parts have not been fixed. So if you feel dizziness , you have no other choice and must turn back.
Let's hope one day the municipality of Lens will spend some money to secure the difficult part.
Written 22 July 2018
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Stephen B
Lens, Switzerland55 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
This brilliant Bisse walk never gets dull. Take it easy along a flat walk for miles after a gentle climb up or down to the Bisse, depending where you park. Great views, lots of good interpretative signage. Not suitable for small children, or in Winter months.
Written 28 December 2017
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Jola N
12 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The whole trip can take you from Crans-Montana to Lac de Tseuzier, Barrage du Rawil (4h) and not suitable for those suffering from a fear of heights. But the very first part of it is well protected: you will walk on the platform and railings (still check the weather and have appropriate boots) and then you can come back by the forest path. The views are amazing, once you will be in a shed, the mountains in front of you and t Lac de Tseuzier will be exposed and lighten by the sun.
Onc of the best short hikes I know in Switzerland.
Written 6 August 2017
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