Fixed rope routes

Activities

Gorge-Alpine

The adventure tour takes you through the gorge between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund. Using Zip Line, rope bridges, ladders and ropes to traverse the Fee Gorge. Imagine canyoning without water!

  • Difficulty

    medium, B/C

    Difficulty: medium
    B Steeper rocky terrain with exposed passages. Safety elements include cables, chains, iron rungs and ladders. A sure foot and a good head for heights required, as well as good physical condition and strength in arms and legs. Via ferrata equipment recommended
    C Steep to very steep rocky terrain with many/long exposed passages. Safety elements include cables, iron rungs, pegs and longer or overhanging ladders. A sure foot and a good head for heights required, as well as good physical condition and sufficient strength in arms and legs. Via ferrata equipment necessary, along with safety ropes for people with little experience
  • Length

    4 km

  • Duration

    3:45 h

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The Fee Gorge between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund was equipped as a special adventure parcours. Highlights of the trip are the exciting cable pulleys and the swinging gait. After the end of the tour you reach Saas-Grund in a short walk. Can only be undertaken with a mountain guide!

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the bus station in Saas-Fee, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the start of the via ferrata. The itinerary begins with a descent through the tower of the “La Gorge” restaurant, followed by a first zip wire and a wobbly suspension bridge. Throughout, you are accompanied by the thundering Feevispa River. Later on, you reach a high suspension bridge, 80 metres long. At the end of the route, you glide down another zip wire straight into a gaping cavern; you climb out again via a rope ladder. A path then leads to the small village of Unter den Bodmen, 10 minutes from Saas-Grund. From the campsite, climb the Chapel Trail (Kapellenweg) to return to Saas-Fee.

Start: Bus station Saas-Fee (1804 m)
Destination: Bus station Saas-Fee (1804 m)

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1804 m 1577 m

  • Ascent

    230 m

  • Descent

    236 m

  • Technique

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  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Trains from whole Switzerland to Visp. From there (southern exit of the train station), take the busses running to Saas-Fee.

Approach

From Basel/Zurich: Motorway A1 until Bern, A6 until Spiez, towards Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; towards Gampel - Visp - Saas-Fee. From Geneva: Motorway A1 until Lausanne; towards Sion/Sierre - Leuk - Visp - Saas-Fee.

Parking

Saas-Fee is a car free destination. Use the parking at the entry of the village.

Equipment

All climbers must wear a harness. Because of the risk of falling rocks along the route, a helmet is also essential. Ensure you have sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing, and bring a small rucksack with water and a snack. A suitable pair of gloves will protect your fingers and knuckles from grazes.

Safety information

Weather conditions: before setting off to tackle a via ferrata, it is important to check the weather forecast. Bad conditions can make climbing dangerous – particularly in stormy weather.

Rockfalls: because of the risk of falling rocks – usually caused by climbers higher up or by animals – all climbers are strongly advised to wear a helmet.

Safety: always leave sufficient distance between yourself and the climber ahead. There should never be more than one person between two anchor points.

Additional information

Opened: can only be undertaken with a mountain guide. In summer the whole gorge is opened, in winter only the lower part of the gorge is accessible.

Rental: at the local sports shops

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Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1329 Saas