The Jazzilücke Trail is a spectacular circular hike with breathtaking views that leads through the almost untouched Ofen Valley. Due to the length of the tour, it is only suitable for hikers with a high level of fitness. The path back from the Jazzilücke leads over a new high-altitude trail to the mountain station at Heidbodmen above Saas-Almagell. The earliest records of the Antrona Pass being used as a trade route date all the way back to the year 1217. At the Antrona Pass today, hikers pass the ruins of an old salt store from 1792 that was once used by tradespeople travelling this route.
The trail starts at the Mattmark dam, which is easily reachable on the Postauto bus, and sets off across the dam and along the left bank (facing uphill) of the reservoir until it branches off in the direction of the Jazzilücke. The path then leads through the untouched Ofen Valley until it nears the valley’s end, when it ascends to around 2,721 metres a.s.l. across the Jazziwäng towards the Jazzilücke. From the Jazzilücke, hikers are rewarded with a wonderful view over Italy’s Antrona Valley.
From the Jazzihorn, hikers follow the mountain ridge in a north-easterly direction until they reach the Antrona Pass, known in Italian as the Passo di Saas. This point offers an impressive view across the unspoiled Furgg Valley and gives hikers a good overview of the descent to come. The path to Heidbodmen sets off from the Antrona Pass and runs high along the right-hand side of the valley, crossing the Börterrück and the Sattelwang. When hikers arrive at Heidbodmen after this long but beautiful Alpine tour, there is a chairlift to carry them back down the mountain to Saas-Almagell.
Hikers can also descend from the Antrona Pass into the Furgg Valley to join the tour “On the Trail of the Traders”.
Alternatvie A: -This trail can also be hiked in reverse, starting from Heidbodmen
Pay attention to the Postauto bus timetable.
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.
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Tour history (B05494)
First published: Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013
Last updated: Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015
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