Animal treasure hunt
The treasure hunt in Saas-Fee focuses on local animals. Each of the eight stations is dedicated to an Alpine animal, revealing all kinds of fascinating facts in a fun and entertaining way.
The tourist office in Saas-Fee is the starting point for the 5-kilometre treasure hunt, and provides the treasure map and supporting material. The trail leads to the edge of the village, past the Kalbermatten sports ground and up to the base station of the Felskinn cable car. Each stop along the trail has a wooden box with information on Alpine fauna such as marmots, ibex and eagles. By examining the pictures and listening carefully, treasure hunters will be able to complete the quiz without difficulty. The answers are checked at the end of the trail at the tourist office, where the treasure is also kept.
The barbecue sites close by are perfect for an outdoor picnic.
Safety instruction and equipment
Safety information and equipment Hiking gear and good footwear. Sun protection (hat/cap and sun cream). Snacks and drinks. Take care at electric fences and when crossing pastures with grazing cows.
The Kneipp facility in the Bifig area guarantees refreshing relaxation and fun for the whole family before the treasure hunt.
From German-speaking Switzerland: Car transport via Lötschberg to Gampel, then to Visp, then in the direction of Zermatt to Stalden, junction Saas-Fee.
From Western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or Northwestern Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey; A9 to Sierre, main road to Visp, then direction Zermatt to Stalden, junction Saas-Fee.
Public transport services
From Basel, Berne, Lausanne, Lucerne and Zurich with the SBB to Visp. Continue by bus 511 to Saas-Fee bus terminal. Then on foot or by local bus.