Grüebusee E-Bike Trail

This trail offers spectacular highlights in the form of the three beautiful, turquoise-blue glacier lakes en-route. It climbs from the valley floor at 1,486 metres above sea level, through rich larch forests, to the Grüebu Glacier at 2,862 metres. The route could not be more diverse and it offers countless unique views. The tour starts in Saas-Balen’s Dorfplatz and follows the Alpstrasse through verdant forests, passing the alpine hamlets of Grundbiele, ...

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Weg der Stille

The Weg der Stille above Saas-Grund, is a place of harmony with nature, designed to help you rest and recharge. 18 meditativ stations along the gentle, themed trail invite you to stop and leave the stress of everyday life behind, at least for a while. Decorated plaques along the way offer up worldly insights and sayings designed to inspire peace and reflection. The trail starts next to the Hohsaas gondola ...

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Saas Valley route

With this ride you get to experience the whole of the lower Saas Valley, from Saas-Balen up to the Mattmark dam. It offers a range of difficulty levels and a variety of riding terrain. The route starts at the round church in Saas-Balen and leads up the valley along the right bank of the Saaser Vispa. Past the bridge, the path branches off to the right, following a beautiful meadow path ...

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Scott’s Hohsaas Trail Plus

Mountain biker and Instagram influencer Scott has selected his favourite bike tour in the Saas Valley. Discover his tips and tricks! If you enjoy biking in high-alpine terrain then this destination, and this particular trail, are an absolute must. The lift will transport you all the way up to 3,200 metres above sea level. It’s the highest I have come across in Switzerland that will transport both you and your bike, ...

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On the hunt for treasure

New to the Saas Valley this summer, in addition to the animal treasure hunt, we now have a second themed family adventure. We’re proud to be collaborating on the Valais treasure hunt with Valais/Wallis Promotion, youth magazine Spick, and seven Valais holiday destinations. In Saas-Fee, we’re offering an exciting water-themed treasure hunt. In fact, water is the common theme across all participating destinations, providing an opportunity for children and adults alike ...

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Not for the faint-hearted: The Jegihorn via ferrata in Saas-Grund

1,000 metres of steel cable, 400 anchor points, and a stomach-churning suspension bridge: Jegihorn, above Saas-Grund, is one of the most jawdropping Via Ferrata in the Alps. The route to the Jegihorn has more than earned its reputation as the “panoramic Via Ferrata.” Its exposed south-facing climb rewards those who brave it with magnificent views of the Mischabel range and many other 4,000-metre summits. First things first: This Via Ferrata’s starting point ...

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Chapel trail

The Kapellenweg leading from Saas-Grund to Saas-Fee is lined with 15 small chapels. German author Carl Zuckmayer took this path on his very first visit to Saas-Fee back in 1938. At the end of that hike, his first sight of the majestic Mischabel Chain left an impression that literally lasted a lifetime. Setting off from Saas-Grund, and heading in the direction of Saas-Almagell, the trail follows the River Saaser Vispa to ...

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Rediscovering the Saas Valley’s alpine flora

The Saas Valley’s early guests were not exclusively daring mountaineers. Many came for the unique flora: the Saas Valley was an El Dorado for alpine flowers. Botanical tourism can be traced back as far as Pastor Johann Josef Imseng (1806-1869). The world of alpine flowers fascinated the people of the 19th century just as much as the mountains did. As a pioneer of tourism and enthusiastic mountain guide, Imseng took on ...

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Saas-Fee circular hike

The well-known Dorfrundgang village walk in Saas-Fee is a leisurely walk around the glacier village. The hike described here, on the other hand, the Saas-Fee Circular Hike is a different route altogether. Both routes start in the Wildi, the northernmost part of the village. In the surrounding forest, you have a great chance of spotting native wildlife such as chamois, rabbits, roe deer and squirrels. They tend to come out ...

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On-trend: Trail running

Trail running is everywhere nowadays. But what exactly is it? Why is it so fashionable? How and where can you do it? Find your answers here. What is trail running?Trail running is all about ditching the pavement. As soon as you tie up your trainers and stray away from traditional roads and treadmills, you can consider yourself a trail runner. Contrary to popular belief, it's not typically a risky extreme sport. ...

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