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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Tour history (B05529)
First published: Freitag, 28. Juni 2013
Last updated: Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014
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