5 Rad Things To Do In Crans Montana, Switzerland

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Where to go and what to do in Crans Montana

Tucked away in the stunning Crans Montana resort in the heart of Switzerland, Caprices Festival returns to mountain tops of the Swiss Alps this April. Winner of the 2018 Best International Festival, Caprices is the ultimate winter paradise. With so many breathtaking surroundings and attractions, the party doesn’t have to end after the weekend. Here are 5 Rad places to explore during your visit to Crans Montana.

1. Hike Lac de Tseuzier

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Lac de Tseuzier is an artificial lake created by the Rawyl dam in the 1950s. Framed by forests, pastures, waterfalls and mountains, the lake offers a breathtaking escape from the city lined with ancient trails.

The popular panoramic Hike around Tseuzier Lake passes through a number of attractions such as the historical Bisse de Sion irrigation channel; before crossing a number of streams via a wooden bridge. The entire hike involves a climb of around 140 vertical meters, with the second half of the loop growing increasingly flatter and gentler.

2. Paraglide above Rhone Valley

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Fly above Crans Montana with Rhone Valley at your feet. Taking off at 2,600 meters, reach for the Crans Montana skies while paragliding over the picturesque views.

Open to everyone from 6 to 106, tandem flights, as well as the possibility for solo flights, are available in the resort with Flyin’high Sàrl. Rides start at CHF 200 with introductory workshops to demonstrate how to manage a sleigh, starting at CHF 400.

3. Take a Sled Dog Ride

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Experience a truly magical moment and let yourself be pulled by a team of huskies through the snow. Take your place on the sled and enjoy a unique moment with Swiss Mush Company in the far north on the Plaine Morte Glacier.

4. Heliski The Slopes

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Get the ultimate skiing or snowboarding experience in the French Alps and try Heliskiing. Reach the savage summits of the mountain regions in minutes before being dropped off on a magnificent slope like no other.

Heli-skiing doesn’t have to break the bank, with several trips possible in the same day check out Air-Glaciers, as well as the option to book a helicopter entirely for personal use for an entire day. 

5. Take a Boat Ride on a Subterranean Lake

Located in the heart of Crans Montana is Europe’s largest subterranean lake. Guided boat tours make the water grotto easily accessible for visitors to explore the cave.

The 300 meter long, 20m wide and 10m deep underworld is one of the most unusual and mysterious sites in Europe. Tours are available in English, French, German and Italian.

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Featured image credit: Caprices Festival

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Katarina Cvetko

Katarina is an international journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia with a strong passion for music festivals. Since her first solo adventure in 2015, Katarina has travelled to over 30 countries in 5 continents and has attended over 100 music festivals worldwide. After conquering a bucket list journey of 52 music festivals in 52 weeks in 2018, Katarina continues to live a digital nomad lifestyle, travelling to festivals in a different country every week and sharing her experiences on social media.

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