The trail starts from the sports ground in Saas-Fee and leads up to the beautiful Gletschersee, hidden behind the Gand moraine en route to Spielboden. From there, the path continues to the Gletschergrotte restaurant located on the Gletscheralp. In the olden days, farmers had to herd their cows and goats over the glacier tongues before these meadows could be put to use.
After crossing the Gletscheralp, hikers have a final climb up to Spielboden. This is the location of Spielboden mountain restaurant and the mountain station of the Spielboden cableway, which can transport hikers comfortably back down to Saas-Fee.
Tip: Discover the Murmeli Trail on Spielboden.
Mountain restaurant Gletschergrotte
- Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
- Do not feed the marmots junk food; only feed them healthy foods such as carrots, lettuce and/or nuts.
Tips and hintsSaastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 22 12
Getting thereSaas-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, turn right after the church in the direction to Saas-Fee.
ParkingYou will find parking spaces in the car park directly at the entrance to Saas-Fee.
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- Good footwear
- Outdoor clothing
- Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
- Bottle of water
- Provisions / Food
- Binoculars (optional)
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)
- First Aid Kit
- 2 Waypoints
- 2 Waypoints