An almost forgotten trail above the Mattmark reservoir. From Mattmark, take the pass trail to Tälliboden, over into the unspoilt Ofental valley and back to the starting point.
Distance 13.2 km
Highest point2,571 m
Lowest point2,198 m
The trail starts at the Mattmark Restaurant and leads via Distelalp and the historic Pass Trail towards Monte Moro. After the first two significant ascents, the valley opens up in the so-called «Tälliboden», characterised by the watercourse and rough valley basin.At the junction at the front «Tälliboden», the trail turns left and follows the rock wall out of the valley. This rocky passage leads around the Galmenhorn and takes the hiker into the wildly romantic Ofental valley. This valley seems like it has almost not been touched by a human hand. Apart from the wind and the murmur of the mountain stream, you only hear yourself—otherwise, only alpine silence.After crossing the stream, the trail continues across the alpine mountain meadows out of the valley. With a view of Lake Mattmark, the zigzag path descends over the flank of the Stellihorn. Finally, the top of the dam is crossed. The history of Mattmark is presented here on timetables.
Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). Change bus in Saas-Grund towards Saas-Almagell/ Mattmark. Get off at the Mattmark stop.
Saas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. From the south you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport and from the west you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and from there towards Saas-Fee.
From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church) turn left towards Saas-Almagell. Follow the street until the End at Mattmark dam.
Parkplatz direkt beim Staudamm vorhanden.
32T 419145 5099936
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