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.
- 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 hintsSaastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
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. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church) turn left towards Saas-Almagell. Follow the street until Saas-Almagell.
ParkingThere is a public car park on the right side of the street after the Tourist Center.
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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