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Almagell High-Altitude Trail

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  • Die Mischabelkette als Stiller Begleiter auf dem Höhenweg
    / Die Mischabelkette als Stiller Begleiter auf dem Höhenweg
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  • / Blick vom Almageller Höhenweg Richrung Mattmark
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  • / Vom Weg blickt man zum Mattmark
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  • / Blick auf Saas-Fee
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  • / Abstieg zur Almagelleralp
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  • / Almagelleralp
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  • / Blick auf Mischabelkette
    Photo: Michelle Bumann, Saastal Tourismus AG
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On this trail above the timberline, you can enjoy unspoilt nature and a fantastic view over the Saas Valley and the Mischabel chain - with the highest mountains in Switzerland.
open
moderate
Distance 10.4 km
3:30 h
204 m
931 m
The hike starts at the Kreuzboden station, which you reach by the Hohsaas cable cars. The trail runs southwards in the direction of Saas-Almagell. The first section is marked as an alpine flower walk. At the point where the trail crosses the ridge"Triftgrätji" , probably the most beautiful view of the hike awaits: from the Mattmark dam to Stalden! At "Triftgrätji" you leave the theme trail and walk flat to the crossing into the Almagellertal. Here follows a descent to the Almagelleralp.

Downstream, the hiking route continues until you come to a junction, where the right-hand path continues to Saas-Almagell.

Alternatively, the left-hand path leads to the adventure trail. The start of this section, which requires surefootedness and a head for heights, is marked with an information board. The adventure trail is clearly marked. After the adventure trail, the route leads through the forest to a small mountain road that leads to Alp Furggstalden finally to the village of Saas-Almagell.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a fine lunch or fresh fruit cake on the Almagelleralp.
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Updated: June 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,522 m
Lowest point
1,671 m
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Rest Stop

Berghotel Almagelleralp

Safety information

  • Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

Tips and hints

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Seilbahnstrasse 18
3910 Saas-Grund
Phone.: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
www.hohsaas.info

Berghotel Almagelleralp
Anthamatten Urs
3905 Saas-Almagell
Phone: +41 79 613 79 85
E-Mail: info@almagelleralp.ch
www.almagelleralp.ch

 

Start

Kreuzboden, Saas-Grund (2,399 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'640'600E 1'109'815N
DD
46.138604, 7.964020
DMS
46°08'19.0"N 7°57'50.5"E
UTM
32T 419982 5109969
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Destination

Saas-Almagell

Turn-by-turn directions

Chrizbodu - Triftgrätji - Hehbord - Wyssi Flüe -  Almagelleralp - Chüelbrunnji - Saas-Almagell

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). In Saas-Grund, get off at the Bergbahnen stop and take the Saas-Grund - Kreuzboden mountain railway ( = Chrizbodu).

Getting there

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. In Saas-Grund you will see the cable car station on the right side.

Parking

There is a big car park at the station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'640'600E 1'109'815N
DD
46.138604, 7.964020
DMS
46°08'19.0"N 7°57'50.5"E
UTM
32T 419982 5109969
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

In German: Wanderführer Saas-Fee/Saastal (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Hiking Map Saas-Fee/Saastal

Equipment

  • Good footwear
  • outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • headdress
  • sunscreen
  • tea/water bottle
  • Provisions / Food
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • camera
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)
  • First Aid Kit

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Rating

5.0
(1)
Aaron Schmid
July 23, 2020 · Community
Ein wunderschöner Höhenweg sehr empfehlenswert. Am besten direkt hochfahren sobald die Bergbahn geöffnet ist. Ich habe mir die Zeit genommen ein kleiner einblick zu filmen.
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When did you do this route? July 01, 2020
Video: Aaron Schmid, on the way

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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
204 m
Descent
931 m
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