After leaving the café, continue along the narrow paththrough the forest. At the first intersection take the right forktowards Hannig and follow the path upwards, climbing ever soslightly. You soon come to the edge of the forest above Stafelwald, home of our cute marmots. Once you reach the Feldstrasse, take a right and follow the Dorfrundweg-sign throughthe grove over the hill until you reach the cross with the fireplace. Immediately after the cross, turn right across the fields. This path takes you to the Gletschersee and over an area of moraine to the Gletschergrotterestaurant.
When you eventually tear yourself away, follow the path backdown towards the Felskinn cable car base station. From there, turnright, reentering the forest and eventually meeting the Suonenweg, rejoining the village by the Panorama Bridge and then to the Busterminal.
Rest stopsRestaurant Alpenblick
Mountain restaurant Gletschergrotte
Safety informationPay attention to the opening hours of the restaurants and information of the conditions of the trails.
Tips and hintsSaastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
Phone: +41 (0)76 539 32 78
Kempf Sandra u. Kari
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 21 60
Getting thereKantonsstrasse to Visp, at the roundabout at the land bridge south towards Saas-Fee & Zermatt. At the ‘Killerhof’ roundabout (after Stalden) second exit towards Saas-Fee. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church) turn right towards Saas-Fee. Follow the street until the car park at the entrance.
ParkingAt the entrance to the public car park.
Author’s map recommendations
- Good footwear
- Outdoor clothing
- Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
- Bottle of water
- Binoculars (optional)
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)
- First Aid Kit
- Food for the marmots
- 2 Waypoints
- 2 Waypoints