Switzerland is renowned for winter sports. But did
you know that there is an array of sports like Golf,
Walking, Hiking tour, Mountain biking, Curling and a
whole lot of other sports. There really is something
for every one. Summer is the right time for travelers
who can have a great time without fear of frostbites
which is common during winter. Go on and have a look
at some of the exhilarating activities that Crans-Montana
can offer its tourist during other seasons.
Golf : Dreaming about playing golf
in sun drenched plateaus or courses surrounded by vineyards?
Then Crans-Montana is your destination. This city offers
some wonderful golf courses like Valais, Severiano Ballestero
courses and other popular golf courses. Valais as the
Mecca of this sport is a natural golf course that has
attracted people from various parts of the world.
Walking Tours : Discover the pleasure
of walking through more than 280 kms of marked routes
following streams, around mountain lakes, in villages
or up the peaks, surrounded constantly by a breathtaking
Alpine panorama. Nature opens out her chest of treasures
to enchant you with a magical world.
Curling : It is often compared to
lawn bowling on ice. The unique feature of the game
is the use of brooms to sweep the ice. It is played
on sheets of ice in a rink. Curling can best be described
as lawn bowling on ice. Instead of rolling balls, however,
the curler slides stones down the ice. A curling stone
has a maximum diameter of 36 inches and can weigh no
more than 44 pounds. It is concave on the bottom to
promote a cleaner slide down the ice. Rather than push
the curling stone, the player attaches a handle at the
top to facilitate the release of the stone. Crans-Montana
has an outdoor curling arena available to the public
almost daily, though September to mid March would be
the best season. It’s a national pastime in Switzerland.
Mountain Biking : Crans-Montana has
120 Kms of mountain bike tracks with 8 varied circuits.
Beginners are advised to start with the easy circuit
following medium difficult routs that does not require
much effort. For experts the most difficult circuit
would be the most thrilling one that would take the
adventurous biker through the forests, slopes and mountains
with memories of a wonderful experience.