Various day tours are offered and arranges by Saas-Fee Guides based on your wishes.More information
Take to the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee by foot.
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 where, across 350km of trails, your view of our 18 impressive 4,000-metre peaks is constantly changing. With our professional mountain guides on hand, you'll also have the chance to climb those peaks. The easiest climb is the Allalin (4027m above sea level), starting from the mountain station of the world's highest tram: the Metro Alpin.
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Monte Rosa Tour A classic trek through the region.
It takes between seven and eight days to complete the full circuit, but each of the nine stages is a great hike in its own right. Some of them even take you into neighbouring Italy.
Requirements and useful information
- Good hiking boots
- Waterproof clothing
- Sun protection (sun cream and a sunhat)
- Small first-aid kit
- Vitamin-rich foods (e.g. fruit)
- Foods rich in fibre and carbohydrates (e.g. Valais sausages, dried meats, bread and chocolate)
- Plenty of fluids. Fizzy drinks not recommended
The nine stages
The Monte Rosa tour is divided into nine stages, each of which is precisely described in the book Tour Monte Rosa - Matterhorn, which is available in the Saas Valley's tourist offices and from www.tmr-matterhorn.ch.
We recommend booking your accommodation in advance. Plan your tour thoroughly and make sure you train properly for this challenging hike.
The High Alpine Pilgrims' Path: A trail between nature and spirituality The new high Alpine path from Saas-Fee to Italy.
60 km. 5 stages. 2 countries. ‘If you’re going to do something, do it well’ is the motto of this spiritual, high alpine pilgrims' way from Saas-Fee to Italy, which crosses boundaries in more ways than one. Embark on 60 breathtaking kilometres, where you can leave the everyday behind, and let your soul be stirred.
The shortest section of the path leads from Saas-Almagell over what was once the Chapel Trail from Saas-Fee, and lasts around 90 minutes – depending on how long you want to spend sightseeing, as there’s plenty to see here. For example, the famous chapel, "Maria zur Hohen Stiege" is certainly worth a visit. The highest point of the pilgrims' way is situated 2838m above sea level and takes you over the fantastic Antron Pass, part of one of the oldest mountain passes in the Saas valley, surrounded by unforgettable views. Coins have been discovered on the pass, suggesting that it was once used by the Romans in 324-500BC.
In addition to the unforgettable experience of being surrounded by nature, the pilgrims' way is dotted with stations where you can stop a while and learn interesting facts about the region. Whether it’s a commemorative plaque, a Buddhist centre in Bordo, the way of the cross to the holy Monte Calvario, or the Heidbome Panorama Path: on the new pilgrims' way, everyone will find their own individual, spiritual path to nature. The journey is an experience that inspires in every sense, and allows everyone to follow their own path.
More information about the the High Alpine Pilgrims' Path
Guided hikes Experience greatest hhikes with a professional guide.
Hike with Lori Bigler-Bumann
+41(0)27 958 60 00
Enjoy nature together. Have fun, share joy and learn much worth knowing with the professional hiking guide Lori Bigler-Bumann.More information
Hike with André Zurbriggen
+41 (0) 79 730 16 18
André Zurbriggen offers various half-day and day tours around Saas-Fee.More information
Hike with Hilda Kalbermatten
+41 (0)79 350 26 50
Hilda Kalbermatten offers various hiking and snow-shoe tours in and around Saas-Fee.More information
Tip: Marmot-watching tour Lori Bigler-Bumann
+41(0)27 958 60 00
Every Monday (18. July- 26. September 2016) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Saas Valley is home to many marmots. Although they live hidden away in spacious underground burrows, they can be spotted in many parts of Saas-Fee and are relatively tame. After a short walk we visit those cute little animals, watch them, feed them and with some luck we can even pet them.
After we enjoy a little barbeque at a nearby barbeque spot.
Price (incl. 1 sausage.): CHF 38.—
Familiyhit (incl. 1 sausage per person): CHF 80.00 2 adults and 2 children(children up to 12 years)
Inscription untill Sunday evening: Tel. 079 613 44 19 or 027 958 60 00
Lori Bigler-Bumann, professional hiking guide