<p>For a fun-filled summer holiday in the Rhone Valley look no further than the stunning resort of Crans Montana.</p>
Photo: Crans Montana Tourism/ Olivier Maire

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Crans Montana in Summer

For a fun-filled summer holiday in the Rhone Valley look no further than the stunning resort of Crans Montana.

Published at: 11 May 2021
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

For a fun-filled summer holiday in the Rhone Valley look no further than the stunning resort of Crans Montana. With breathtaking panoramic views, this lively resort is a golfing mecca with plenty of other activities to be enjoyed during the warmer months of the year too.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan
Golfing in Crans MontanaPhoto: CMTC/Olivier Maire

1. Golf

Famed as the annual host for one of the world's most prestigious golf tournaments, the Omega European Masters, the Crans-sur-Sierre golf club has a global reputation for its exceptional setting overlooking the Rhone Valley. With a choice of four courses including the famous Severiano Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus courses, golfing enthusiasts will have plenty of terrain to enjoy during the summer in Crans Montana.

summer cycling in Crans MontanaPhoto: CMTC/Luciano Miglionico

2. Cycling

Providing a network of 200km of road cycling routes as well as an abundance of mountain bike trails, enduro and downhill tracks, Crans-Montana is a stunning playground for bike enthusiasts with a selection of e-bike routes for those just starting out.

With beautiful scenery and clear signposting throughout, cycling is the perfect way to discover the impressive scenery and nature of this resort from the mountain top down to the valley.

summer hiking in Crans MontanaPhoto: CMTC/Olivier Maire

3. Hiking

Crans Montana has an impressive array of breathtaking hikes; with over 320 km of signposted paths to take in the natural scenery there are certainly enough possibilities.

From relaxing strolls to slightly more strenuous climbs, make your way through the eternal snow of the glacier or stroll through the picturesque forests filled with alpine flowers during the summer months in Crans Montana.

summer wakeboarding in Crans MontanaPhoto: CMTC/Sedrik Nemeth

4. Mountain Lakes

Home to the 12 giant Crans-Montana letters which were erected for the resort’s 125 year anniversary exhibition, Lake Grenon is accessible to everyone offering both a scenic route for summer walks or a gentle pedalo session across the lake. Several other lakes including Miriouges Lake and Chermignon Lake provide water-sport fanatics with possibilities to enjoy the summer activities of wakeboarding and stand-up paddleboarding during their stay.

Open from 11 am to 9 pm, Etang Long has its very own beach club where both beach volleyball and cable wake are popular activities. For those looking for a challenge there is even an inflatable obstacle course on the lake to tackle.

luxury chalet in crans montanaPhoto: Chalet Eugenie

5. Summer Camp

Welcoming around 1,200 children and teens from over 50 different countries between the ages of 8 and 17 each summer, Crans Montana is famed for its summer camp, Camp Montana.

With a philosophy which ‘aims to provide both an active and healthy outdoor experience, through sports and activities, in a creative and wholesome environment", children will be in their element at Camp Montana whilst parents can enjoy the resort for themselves from one of our luxury summer chalets in Crans Montana.