Bisse du Rho

 

Built in the fourteenth century and entirely piped in the middle of the twentieth century, this bisse was once called the Bisse d’Amont (up river).  There are explanatory educational panels explaining the social organisation and the irrigation rules along the trail. 

 

Total length : 5 km.

Altitude : Between 1750 and 1450 metres.

Route time : Approximately 3 hours without the return trip. 

Location :  Plan Mayen above Crans-Montana, the Zeuzier Dam to the right of the Rhône, from where you can continue on the Bisse d’Ayent or the Bisse de Sion.

Difficulty : The trail is spectacular and, although quite safe, passes by vertiginous cliffs and is not suitable for those suffering from a fear of heights.

Ordinance Survey map 1 : 50'000  no. 273 T Montana.

Best period : From June to September.

This bisse partially contains water from late April to late September.