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Chapel with view of the Mittaghorn

Chapel with view of the Mittaghorn

Woodland trail from Saas-Grund to Saas-Balen

Woodland trail from Saas-Grund to Saas-Balen

Tour description

The Old Valley Trail runs close to the valley road between Saas-Grund and Saas-Balen, which was once heavily used since it was the only route through the valley.
The trail starts at Saas-Grund’s village square, where the church once stood next to the cemetery. Today, the tower is all that still remains of the old church. From there, the former valley road passes through the hamlet of Gasse, past the artificial ice rink to “Unter dem Berg” and on to the Holy Trinity Chapel, built in 1735. The route continues through the old Tamatten and on to Biedermatten, where there is a turn-off to St. Anthony’s Chapel (built 1692), dedicated to the Holy Family. The trail continues along above the road via the Meiggerli to Saas-Balen.


Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

A church and chapel guide is available from all tourist offices in the Saas Valley. G4

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Places along the route: Saas-Grund - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Meiggerli - Saas-Balen


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Tour history (B05525)

First published: Donnerstag, 27. Juni 2013

Last updated: Donnerstag, 28. August 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.saas-fee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 3.7 km | Time requirement: 1 h
Ascent: 10 m | Descent: 86 m
Highest point: 1559 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
CH- 3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Internet: www.saas-fee.ch

Busterminal Saas-Fee
CH- 3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 58 454 26 16
E-Mail: wallis@postauto.ch
Internet: www.postauto.ch/wallis