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Kreuzboden Wellness and Pleasure Trail Walking through stunning Alpine scenery...

reuzboden Wellness and Pleasure Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

The Kreuzboden Wellness and Pleasure Trail is 1.2 kilometres long and offers visitors all that they could ask of a gentle walk in the great outdoors. This picturesque themed trail features quiet spots with hammocks, a picnic area with a barbecue, and a mountain hut. Duration: around one hour, depending on whether you chose to walk at a fast or leisurely pace.

Alpine Flower Trail You can see over 240 plant varieties found in the Saas Valley.

Alpine Flower Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

Thousand-year-old larches and over 240 different plant species line this trail, amongst them rare flowers found only in the Saas Valley.The start of the Alpine Flower Trail is on the Kreuzboden above Saas-Grund. If you would like more information, pick up a copy of the accompanying information booklet, which costs CHF 10 / €7.70. Guided tours last three to four hours. Available on request.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk and note cableway times.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The Alpine Flower Trail guide provides a good overview.

Tip: The trail route is marked with special green signposts.

Description
Edelweiss and gentian are just two of the 240 flower species that you can admire on the Alpine Flower Trail from the Kreuzboden to Saas-Grund. You can learn more about them by reading the information boards along the way.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Glacier Trail Learn how the landscape was shaped by glaciers.

Glacier Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

With half of the municipality covered in ice, it's no wonder that Saas-Fee is called the "glacier village". The twelve stations along the Glacier Trail explain how glaciers have shaped the landscape and how the climate and glaciers influence one another.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide and do not factor in breaks.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview of the hiking network.

Description
This educational trail features twelve information points that tell you how glaciers shape the landscape and affect the climate. Take a trip back through time and learn more about the history of the surrounding glaciers.

The trail starts beneath the Fellskinnbahn cableway and takes you past moraines and the glacial lake to the north of the Fee glacier towards the Gletschergrotte restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Chapel Trail Learn the mysteries of the rosary on this trail visiting 15 chapels.

Chapel Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

The Chapel Trail begins at Zur Hohen Stiege chapel on the path from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund. As you continue along the route to Saas-Grund, you'll pass 15 more chapels, each of which contains a carved wooden figure depicting one of the 15 mysteries of the rosary.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.

Description
The trail starts behind the Saas-Fee post office, takes you along an old bridle path, past Zur Höhen Stiege chapel and on to the impressive Fee gorge. Once at the valley floor, the trail takes you over a bridge shortly after the last chapel on the trail and then heads north to Saas-Grund.
Because of constructions this summer the trail starts at P6 of the parking!

Duration: 1 hour

Tip: New church and chapel guides are now available in the Saas Valley's tourist offices.

Sun Trail This beautiful trail will have you walking on sunshine!

Sun Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

Want to walk on the sunny side of life? Then follow the Sun Trail from the Hannig to Café Alpenblick! The route is constantly bathed in brilliant sunshine and is sure to leave you radiant, especially since you'll be able to read lots of illuminating information along the way!

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk and note cableway times.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview.

Description
The Sun Trail takes you from Hannig mountain station to Café Alpenblick in Saas-Fee. And there's lots of illuminating information to read along the way!

Duration: 1 hour

Suonen Trail Life in the Saas Valley wasn't always so easy.

Suonen Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

Hike along the valley's old water channels, known as Suonen, from Saas-Almagell to Saas-Grund, passing through the quaint hamlets of Zum Moos and Unter den Bodmen. These old channels irrigated fields and gardens via ditches and wooden pipelines in dry periods and are a testament to human ingenuity in times of need.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk.
  • Walking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview.

Description
The Suonen Trail  provides interesting insight into the Saas Valley's cultural history. Start your walk by following the signs from the valley cableway station in Saas-Almagell. This leisurely route takes you along the paths that were created especially for the guardians of the "Suonen", the valley's old water channels. It finishes at the Saas-Grund mountain station.

Duration: Between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours.

 

"18 4,000 metre peaks" Along this themed trail, you will get to know our local giants!

18 4,000 metre peaks in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

The Saas Valley is surrounded by 18 peaks of 4,000 metres or more, and each mountain has its own story. Each stop along the trail features a small sculpture of each mountain, photographs of the individual peaks, and information about the mountain's history, such the date of the first ascent.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk and note cableway times.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended.
  • The brochure for the "18 4,000 metre peaks" themed trail provides a good overview.

Description
This circuit starts at Hohsaas station. The Saas Valley is surrounded by 18 mountains of 4,000 metres or more, and each of them has its own story. Take this trail and you'll find out lots of interesting information about our local giants!

Saas-Fee Trail Learn about the unique challenges of life in Saas-Fee.

Saas-Fee Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

This trail allows visitors to witness the particular features and challenges of living in and around Saas-Fee. Starting at Hannig moutain station (2,350 m), the route takes you over to Schönegg and Torrenbach before heading over the moraine to the glacial lake and back down to Saas-Fee.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide and do not factor in breaks.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk and note cableway times.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview.

Description
Once you reach Hannig mountain station (2,350 m) take the path on the left towards Schönegg. Follow Route 10 until you reach Torrenbach, then cross the moraine at the glacial lake before heading back down to Saas-Fee.

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Forest Trail Learn more about the role of the forest, and its inhabitants.

Forest Trail

Take the chairlift from Saas-Almagell to Furggstalden and then make your way along the Forest Trail. The route takes you from the charming old hamlet of Furggstalden and along a forest path back down to Saas-Almagell. The information boards along the way explain the important role forests have for our planet.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk and note cableway times.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview.

Description
Take the chairlift from Saas-Almagell up to the charming old hamlet of Furggstalden. Follow the trail through the hamlet and along the woodland trail back down to Saas-Almagell.

Duration: 30 minutes

Almagell Adventure Trail This exciting adventure trail is not for the faint-hearted!

With its suspension bridges (the longest is 60m in length) and well-maintained rocky passages, the Almagell Adventure Trail, which leads from Furggstalden round the Almagellerhorn to the Almagelleralp, truly deserves its title. It's the perfect hike for adventurous families, young adults and those who are simply young at heart.

Requirements and useful information

  • Difficulty level: Two (on a scale of one to four)
  • Walkers should be sure-footed and not suffer from vertigo.
  • Good hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The walk can be extended along the Alpine Flower Trail, which leads to the Kreuzboden.
  • This is an ideal hike for adventurous families and sportive people.

Description
Take the chairlift from Saas-Almagell up to the hamlet of Furggstalden. Then follow the adventure trail from Furggstalden around the Almagellerhorn to Almagelleralp along the lane from the mountain lift station and turn right to climb to Hohlerch wood. The route then continues along suspension bridges, well-secured rock paths and along easy hiking trails.The absolute highlight of the adventure trail is a 60-m-long suspension bridge. There are also various well-secured passages over the rocks and - last but not least - a fantastic view!

Duration: Approx. one hour, plus descent back down to Saas-Almagell or add-on routes

Carl Zuckmayer Trail A hiking trail in honour of famous author Dr. Carl Zuckmayer

Carl Zuckmayer Trail in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

This hiking trail was created in 1996 in honour of author Dr. Carl Zuckmayer. Along the way, you'll see five serpentine rocks with quotations from the speech German-born Zuckmayer made when he became a Swiss citizen. The trail leads from his former home, Haus Vogelweid, to Bärenfalle and then on to Melchboden and Café Alpenblick.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for the walk.
  • Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.
  • The panoramic map provides a good overview of the hiking network.

Description
The walk starts at Zuckmayer's former home Haus Vogelweid, from where you will climb up to Bärenfälle before continuing onto Melchboden and Café Alpenblick. You then take the woodland path back down to Saas-Fee.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tranquillity Trail Perfect for meditative stroll in harmony with nature.

Weg der Stille - Saastal

This trail features quiet spots ideally suited to meditation and quiet contemplation. As you enjoy an energising stroll, relax and experience inner peace in harmony with nature. The Tranquillity Trail starts at the valley cableway station in Saas-Grund.

Requirements and useful information

  • Times given are intended as a guide.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for your walk.
  • Walking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.

Description
Follow the signs from the valley cableway station in Saas-Grund. The trail leads to St. Anthony's chapel in the hamlet of Bidermatten, which is situated just outside Saas-Grund.

Duration: 1 hr.

Kian’s journey of discovery Come along on an exciting journey and find Kian, the dragon from Mittaghorn!

Kian’s journey of discovery in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

Kian, the dragon from Mittaghorn, is one of the last three remaining dragons in Saas-Almagell. He spends his winters in Kian’s Adventure World in Furggstalden but as he is an adventurous and curious creature, this year he decided to spend his summer roaming the valley, discovering all there is to see and do. His first stop was to visit the village and villagers of Saas-Almagell, but his curiosity has now taken him further, through beautiful countryside and tiny hamlets to the furthest corners of the valley. Along the way, he is admiring the breathtaking scenery, tracking wildlife, drinking from babbling brooks, and telling passers-by about the ancient myths and legends surrounding this mysterious valley. Now young adventurers can take Kian’s hiking map, strap on their walking boots and rucksack, and go in search of him. There are ten places in Saas-Almagell – in picturesque hamlets and rugged valleys – where you’ll find Kian waiting to regale you with his stories. Each time you come across him, you’ll also find a number. Note all the numbers down on your map (available from the tourist office) and add them up. If you get the right answer, you can look forward to a special reward at the tourist office.

Dates/Opening hours
Open daily from early June to early November.

 

 

Fairytale trail No, it's not make-believe: we have a fairytale trail.

This is one fairytale that your kids won't forget in a hurry. In the middle of an enchanting larch wood, experience the sights and sounds of the story of little Pia, who one day wanders into the land of the dwarves and learns all the tales of the Saas valley. The trail lasts around one hour.

Information/Reservation
Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
Postfach
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel. +41 (0)27 958 18 58
Fax +41 (0)27 958 18 60
info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

 

 

 

Hiking trails

Whether you're interested in a gentle hike or a high altitude Alpine tour, the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee is a diverse outdoor paradise.

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Excursions

Fancy a change of scenery? You're certainly spoilt for choice in that respect in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee! 

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Summer-Free cableway travel

Thanks to the Citizens' pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel in summer from your very first night’s stay on all 8 cableways except Metro Alpin. 

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