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.
Circuit around Lake Mattmark
Travel by car or public post bus from Saas-Almagell to the top of the dam at Lake Mattmark (2200m). Start from Mattmark (2208 m), terminus of the bus route. Here, an easy hike awaits you, leading you along the west side of the lake to Distelalp. From there, walk back to the starting point of the hike at the east side of the lake.
Destination: Final destination bus
How to get there: Car or bus from Visp - Saas-Grund - Saas-Almagell
Return: Car or bus from Visp - Saas-Grund - Saas-Almagell
Fitness requirements: easy
Distance: 7.8 km
Vertical metres: +199 m, -196 m
Total hiking time: 2h05
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Restaurant Mattmark