Altitude Magazine N° 11.
64 And there is a magical moment above Planige, at 982metres, when an opening between the trees gives the walker a glimpse of the Matterhorn (4478m). This viewpoint is the only place in the Sierre region where this summit can be seen from such a low altitude. The Bénou is also the political boundary of the two new communes: Noble-Contrée (Venthône, Miège and Veyras) and Crans- Montana (Mollens, Randogne, Montana and Chermignon). Information panels explain the construction and maintenance of the bisses over the centuries, sometimes at the risk of the pioneers' lives. The 5km long route is both a tourist trail and educational, as it deals with the history of the bisse, its functioning, the use of water, the forest, the flora and fauna. This inspiring trail also has a smartphone application which complements the information offered by the panels. Explanatory videos highlight the environmental, landscape and historical heritage. The curious tourist can then take part in a guided tour with the audio help of a bisse guard, a historian and a biologist. The Bisses are much more than a hike; they have shaped the entire history of the Valais. And their story has an important message for the future for humans to ensure access nature
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