Bisse du Tsittoret


Built in the fifteenth century, this bisse has the particularity of taking its source from the Tièche which becomes the Raspille and which separates the canton of Valais into its two linguistic regions.


Total length : 8 km without the return trip.

Altitude : Between 1950 and 1500 metres.

Route time : Approximately 4.5 hours including the return trip. 

Location :  Crans-Montana, les Violettes and Aminona to the right of the Rhône. A panoramic trail with spectacular views over the Valaisan Alps and the 4000 metre peaks of the Val d’Anniviers (Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn et Obergabelhorn). From the point at which the bisse takes water one can even spot the Cervin (Matterhorn) and the Dent d’Hérens as well as the Arête des 4 Ânes and the Dent Blanche.

Difficulty : There are no particular difficulties. 

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

Best period : May to October.

This bisse contains water from late May to late September.