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Saas-Balen round church

Saas-Balen round church

A small lake outside Saas-Almagell

A small lake outside Saas-Almagell

Tour description

This pretty trail covers a number of the Saas Valley’s sights and villages, and can also accommodate pushchairs, as it is a gravelled path. There are several bus stops en route and points where hikers can leave the trail, which allow its duration to be shortened.

The trail starts at the Saas-Balen village square and leads westwards towards the round church. Here, it branches off in a southerly direction up the valley until it arrives at the Saaser Vispa river. Hikers then follow the river to the hamlet of Biedermatten, which belongs to Saas-Balen but seems to be part of Saas-Grund. Beautiful moorland runs along the right-hand side of this part of trail.

Just above the bridge in Biedermatten there is a fire pit for barbecues. The path then continues through the old hamlet and over the meadows to the next bridge, which crosses over to Tamatten, a hamlet that is part of Saas-Grund. Those with pushchairs are advised to cross the bridge at Biedermatten, keep to the path that follows the Saaser Vispa river, and then cross back over to the right-hand side of the valley at Tamatten. Keeping to the right-hand side of the river, the trail then continues past Saas-Grund and arrives at the road that leads to Saas-Fee. The path crosses over the road and continues to the Kapellenweg campsite, where hikers have the option to branch off and follow the Chapel Trail to Saas-Fee (the Chapel Trail is not suitable for pushchairs).

Those who continue along the trail pass the next hamlet of Unter den Bodmen and follow the river along a woodland path to Saas-Almagell.


Pay attention to the Postauto bus timetable.

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Places along the route: Saas-Balen - Biedermatten - Tamatten - Saas-Grund - Unter den Bodmen - Saas-Almagell


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Tour history (B05529)

First published: Freitag, 28. Juni 2013

Last updated: Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 7.8 km | Time requirement: 2½ h
Ascent: 200 m | Descent: 13 m
Highest point: 1670 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.: 0041 27 58 454 26 16
E-Mail: wallis@postauto.ch
Internet: www.postauto.ch/wallis