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Saas-Almagell Adventure Trail

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  • Almageller Erlebnisweg
    / Almageller Erlebnisweg
    Photo: Wander Fritz, Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Almagelleralp
    Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Hängebrücke Erlebnisweg
    Photo: PuzzleMedia, Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Almageller Erlebnisweg
    Photo: PuzzleMedia, Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Almageller Erlebnisweg
    Photo: Wander Fritz, Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Blick in Richtung Mattmark
    Photo: Wander Fritz, Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Furggstalden mit traditionellen Walliser Häuser
    Photo: Wander Fritz, Saastal Tourismus AG
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The Saas-Almagell Adventure Trail offers an exciting variation and is perfect for adventurous families, the young, and the young at heart!
open
moderate
Distance 2.8 km
1:30 h
386 m
93 m
The main attractions of this tour are the two hanging bridges (60 and 40 m long), as well as the gorgeous views over Saas-Almagell and the Saas Valley's 4,000-metre peaks. The trail also includes some well-secured rocky passages. Please be aware that this trail is only suitable for sure-footed hikers with a good head for heights, and that children from approx. six or seven years of age should be accompanied by an adult at all times. The trail is not suitable for dogs.

The trail begins at the mountain station of the Furggstalden chairlift and sets off in a northerly direction through the woods and around the Almagellerhorn. It then continues through the Hohlerch and Mittli Flüe areas until it reaches the Almagelleralp. Hikers ascend via the trail from Saas-Almagell to Furggstalden. It is possible to cut the tour short by taking the path back down to Saas-Almagell from Mittli Flüe. From the Almagelleralp mountain hotel hikers can continue the tour either by crossing the Almagell High-Altitude Trail to Kreuzboden or taking the Almagell Valley Trail to the Almagell mountain hut. Those who have had enough adventure for one day, however, can return to Mitti Flüe and take the path that descends over Spissgrabe back down to Saas-Almagell, thus creating a nice circular hike.

Author’s recommendation

Have a break at the Almagelleralp.
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Updated: May 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,194 m
Lowest point
1,903 m
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Rest Stop

Furggstalden
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.
  • The trail is not suitable for dogs or small children.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail: bergbahnen@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch/bergbahnen

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

 

Start

Furggstalden, Saas-Almagell (1,903 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'640'592E 1'104'377N
DD
46.089691, 7.963451
DMS
46°05'22.9"N 7°57'48.4"E
UTM
32T 419867 5104535
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Destination

Almagelleralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Furggstalden - Hohlerch - Mittli Flüe - Almagelleralp

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). Change the bus in Saas-Grund towards Saas-Almagell/Mattmark. Gett off at Saas-Almagell Dorf stop.

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. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church) turn left towards Saas-Almagell. Follow the street until Saas-Almagell.

Parking

There is a public car park on the right side of the street after the Tourist Center.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'640'592E 1'104'377N
DD
46.089691, 7.963451
DMS
46°05'22.9"N 7°57'48.4"E
UTM
32T 419867 5104535
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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)

Panorama Wanderkarte Saas-Fee/Saastal

Equipment

  • Good footwear
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • Headdress
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • 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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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
386 m
Descent
93 m
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