Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

On the way in the larch forest of Saas-Almagell

The treasure hunt begins at the mountain station of the Furggstalden chairlift, where you will find the first station. Just above the hamlet of Furggstalden is a road leading uphill, where further clues await. Walk past the entrance to the adventure trail and the Wasserbodu barbecue area, across the lift area and further along the slopes. Once you’ve reached the highest point of the route, the path will branch off from the road to the left at a hidden concrete construction. Have you discovered the next station at the former stable? The journey back to Furggstalden will take you across mountain meadows, and your next task will be waiting for you in the middle of the hamlet. From here, follow the educational trail through the larch forest to Saas-Almagell. Along this section of the route, you'll learn no end of interesting facts about this diverse habitat before reaching stations six and seven. The last part of the route will lead you along the burbling Almageller bisse to the eighth station, before descending back into the village, where the treasure awaits you.

Facts

Safety information and equipment: Hiking equipment and sturdy footwear. Suncream and a hat. Snacks and drinks. A pencil to answer the clues. Be careful when crossing cow pastures with electric fences.
Suggestion: The route passes through the area of Wasserbodu with its large barbecue area – the perfect place to take a break. There are two restaurants in Furggstalden – ideal for refuelling.
Public transports: Take the train to Visp. From here, take CarPostal 511 to Saas-Grund. Then catch the CarPostal to Saas-Almagell/Mattmark. Get out at Saas-Almagell Dorfplatz or Saas-Almagell Sportplatz. Then take the chairlift to the start of the treasure hunt in Furggstalden.
Parking: There are public car parking spaces at Postplatz or at the tourism office in Saas-Almagell.

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