Hikes

The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.

Felskinn-Britannia-Plattjen
Saas-Fee Saas-Fee/Saastal Switzerland
An impressive high-altitude trail surrounded by the marvellous world of glaciers. In Saas-Fee take the cableway to Felskinn (2991m). From there, follow the alpine route over the Fee and Chessjen glaciers to the Britannia hut. From the Britannia hut (3030 m, SAC), hikers enjoy a magnificent view of the Mattmark lake and Mattmark area. Then descend across the Chessjen glacier to Heidefriedhof (2734m). From there follow the well-marked trail to the Plattjen station (2570 m), and with the cable car back to Saas-Fee. Felskinn-Britannia-Plattjen
Saas-Fee -5°
Saas-Fee -5°

Felskinn-Britannia-Plattjen

An impressive high-altitude trail surrounded by the marvellous world of glaciers. In Saas-Fee take the cableway to Felskinn (2991m). From there, follow the alpine route over the Fee and Chessjen glaciers to the Britannia hut. From the Britannia hut (3030 m, SAC), hikers enjoy a magnificent view of the Mattmark lake and Mattmark area. Then descend across the Chessjen glacier to Heidefriedhof (2734m). From there follow the well-marked trail to the Plattjen station (2570 m), and with the cable car back to Saas-Fee.

Départ: Felskinn
Arrivée: Station supérieure de Plattjen
Accès, départ: Téléphériques Felskinn ou Alpin Express
Retour: Télécabine de Plattjen
Technicité: exigeant
Difficulté: difficile
Distance: 6.2 km
Dénivelé: +180 m, -597 m
Temps de marche:1h55
Saison: juin à septembre
Restaurants/Buvettes: Cabane Britannia, Restaurant d'altitude Plattjen Terminus, Restaurant d'altitude Vernissage Plattjen
Hébergement: Cabane Britannia, Restaurant d'altitude Vernissage Plattjen