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.
Distance 10.4 km
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.
Enjoy a fine lunch or fresh fruit cake on the Almagelleralp.
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).
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.
There is a big car park at the station.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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In German: Wanderführer Saas-Fee/Saastal (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2