16.4 miles
Distance
3,415 ft
Climb
-3,387 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Ride from Montana up to Chetzeron, up to Cry d'Err & across to Violettes, stay on the upper trail and climb down the steel stairs mounted along the cliff to have lunch at the Cabane des Violettes CAS. Continue towards Plaine-Morte and traverse to the top of Aminona. Then ride down into la Tièche through a high alpine meadow on a great single to Cave du Sex. From there you ride back to Montana along the Bisse du Tsittoret

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Cabane des Violettes CAS is a 16 mile moderately popular expert unsanctioned route located near Crans-Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 3,415 ft with a max elevation of 7,835 ft then descends -3,387 ft.

7 Reviews & Comments

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JohSch (Sep 6, 2022 at 2:41)
Trail Bovereche
80% double track connector
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JohSch (Sep 5, 2022 at 11:01)
Last part is nie forbidden for bikes
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zerge83 (Aug 30, 2021 at 5:02)
Be aware, there is a very exposed climb down after the waterfall, there is a rope you can hang on to. Awesome trail.
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zerge83 (Aug 30, 2021 at 4:58)
Trail Bovereche
Probably would be a nicer ride backwards, with less hike a bike.
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zerge83 (Aug 30, 2021 at 4:53)
Trail Tsa Bonna
Be aware, this trail includes a lot of carry / push. (About 60% ride, 40% push) Rideable both directions, not sure if any is better. If you go west>east direction towards the end, near Cabane des Violettes there's a long, steep, narrow stairs going down. It's safe, metal stairs with railings, just be aware.
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  • + 2
matzx (Sep 3, 2018 at 2:53)
Trail Bovereche
hike a bike, nice singletrack in the start, some of the parts are ridable, some are in serious steep uphill, but its just connector to nicer trails Smile
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  • + 2
matzx (Sep 3, 2018 at 2:52)
Beautiful technical singletrack with waterfall, beautiful panorama and it have some flow
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Route POI

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Cabane des Violettes CAS mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,850 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,850 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,879 ft
  • Grade max
    -60.2%
  • Grade min
    49.1%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,427 ft
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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