Crans Montana is one of the major tourist destination in the Valais.
We will be based at Place du Prado from 1:30 til 5:30pm. This charming town is located on a plateau overlooking the Rhone valley and the town of Sierre. At an altitude of 1,500 metres the view over the Alps and the Rhin River is absolutely stunning. The breathtaking scenery from the Matterhorn to Mont-Blanc together with a wide range of activities year round makes Crans Montana the ideal place to spend some quality time. Below are listed some attractions to make your stay unforgettable:
Golf: the “green” attitude
Crans Montana has a long golfing tradition and hosts several competitions every year. The most famous is the 18-hole Severiano Ballesteros Golf Course situated on the high plateau of Crans and has unforgettable view over the Valais Alps. The international elite meet here every year for the Omega European Masters.
The legendary golf course was named after its renowned Spanish founder and was designed by him in 1997. It is often described as the most scenic tournament venue in the world. The course tests the skills of even experienced golfers with the wide fairways leading on to greens which have proved difficult to negotiate.
For the record, in September 2014, Englishman Graeme Storm managed the feat of making a hole in one. A first on this golf course!
Beach at Crans Montana
Summer holidays are already upon us and the Crans-Montana Beach Club has opened along the Etang-Long where kids and adults can discover the joys of a floating playground and a brand new water-ski lift. For a more relaxing approach deckchairs are available for sunbathing or why not having a snack and a drink at the bar. Kids won’t be disappointed as there is a park dedicated just for them. The club is open daily from 11am til 9pm.
Not only you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful views that the Alps have to offer but you will find in Crans plenty of designer shops as well as specialist food emporia, watch and jewellery shops. Hermes, Prada, Montblanc, Yves Delorme, Louis Vuitton are all represented at Crans and the best way to finish an exhausting shopping day is to go to the countless restaurants offering Italian, French, Swiss and Thai food.
La Plaine Morte
Feel free to stroll on the glacier plateau of Plaine Morte. It covers 10 kilometres² and its altitude is 3,000 metres. Impressive, breathtaking, majestic, stunning, few words can describe such a beautiful landscape whether it’s summer or winter.
Want to be pampered?
Bringing the soul and the body together, that’s what Crans Montana is renowned for. Numerous Spas and hotels offer beauty treatment and fitness centres, freshwater and saltwater swimming pools, Jacuzzis in the snow, the choice is yours.
Whether you want to go walking, golfing, swimming in lakes, hiking through the vast network of trails or just dining in a romantic or rustic atmosphere, or you are on honeymoon, with family and friends or a nature lover, you will love Crans Montana as it is a paradise for everyone.