This very demanding climb is 15.7 km long with a 1,275m height gain. The departure point is the Sierre CFF train station, so the route links with the public transport network and existing cycle routes (R1, 72,?). UNICEF variant from Mollens: This shorter variant on the Crans-Montana Pass route ,which departs from Sierre, starts in the village of Mollens, before continuing towards Aminona and ending at the Cave de Colombire locality. It is a steep climb of 7.8 km with a 710m height gain, which departs from the village of Mollens. The aim is that cyclists climbing it get a feel for the mythical Alpine passes which are so loved by cycling enthusiasts. The average gradient is close to 10% but everyone can tackle the climb at their own rhythm, from beginners to experienced athletes.