Mountain bike tours

E-Bike-Tour Kreuzboden

Saas-Grund

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The relaxed e-bike tour takes you through the alpine hamlets of Saas-Grund up to Kreuzboden, where the fantastic view of the Mischabel chain awaits.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Length

10.55 km

Duration

2:00 h

Description

The tour starts at the valley station and follows the road uphill. After the Triftbach river, the route runs for the most part in the cool larch forest. It is worth making a short stop at the Josef Chapel. From this point you have a panoramic view over the entire village of Saas-Grund. 

Afterwards, you cross the goods of the Alpe Bodme and Zerengi. After a few sharp turns just before the Tewald, the view of the Saas mountains and Saas-Fee opens up. From this point on, the forest becomes sparser and the view to the mountains remains. From a distance you can see the Triftalp, which is farmed from the end of June to the beginning of September. Through the young larch forest you reach the Zingelstapfu. Here you can also see the Mattmark lake in the south.

Kreuzboden soon becomes visible in the distance. With little ascent but an impressive view to the north, the trail continues to just below Kreuzboden. After the last zigzag ascent, a fantastic view from the Kreuzboden lake across to the Mischabel chain awaits you.

Turn-by-turn directions

Station Saas-Grund - Bodme - Zerengi - Tewald - Triftalp - Zingelstapfu - Kreuzboden

Start

Valley station, Saas-Grund (1553m)

Destination

Station Kreuzboden (2399m)

Author's recommendation

  • Take a break to visit the Triftalp.

Technical information

Altitude

2399m

1553m

Ascent

+846m

Descent

-0m

Technique

Stamina

Experience

Landscape

Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Tags

  • Linear route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family-friendly
Getting there
Information

Public transport

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). In Saas-Grund, get off at the Bergbahnen stop.

 

Approach

Saas-Fee/Saastal can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad.You can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport from the north. You come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport from the east.From the south, you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport, and from the west, you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. Follow the main road to Saas-Grund.

Parking

Car parking is available at the valley station of the Hohsaas mountain railway.

Equipment

  • Well-maintained bike
  • helmet
  • Gloves
  • Bell
  • Outdoor clothing: Always carry a waterproof jacket
  • Liquids and food
  • First aid kit
  • Navigation tool

Safety information

  • Show respect. Give way to pedestrians.Before overtaking, make sure your presence has been noted.
  • Protect yourself. Prepare for emergencies and breakdowns. Plan your route and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Stay on the trails. Please stay on the marked routes – avoid cutting through forests, moors and meadows. Be aware of restrictions regarding time or season.
  • Respect the environment. Always behave with respect for the fauna and flora, as well as for the nature conservation areas. Close gates behind you.
  • Leave  no trace. Take your rubbish with you.
  • Know your limits. Choose a tour that suits your abilities. Use a local guide and try to improve your skills.

Additional information

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Seilbahnstrasse 18
3910 Saas-Grund
Phone: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
www.hohsaas.info

 

Source

This activity is brought to you by Saas-Fee/Saastal. Valais/Wallis Promotion is not responsible for the content provided.

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