Mountain bike tours

Saas-Balen - Stalden Bike

Chinegga-Brücke bei Stalden



Starting in Saas-Balen, this varied trail follows old paths through the Saas Valley and allows you to discover this region from a different perspective.




11.62 km


2:00 h


Following the old valley trail between Saas-Balen and Stalden, the tour passes through the various hamlets of Eisten and Stalden. Most of these authentic villages are not visible from the road, and mountain bikers thus get a different view of this rocky valley entrance. The view is of the Bietschorn and the Saas Valley with its mountains during the trail. In addition to numerous waterfalls, the route also passes historical landmarks such as the «Hüetegga», the birthplace of the king of mountaineering Alexander Burgener, or the almost 500-year-old “Chinegga” Bridge «, through which all mule and tourist traffic passed at the time.

In Stalden, further mountain bike adventures in the region can be discovered on routes no. 41 (Valais Alpine Bike) and no. 150 (Visp - Zermatt Bike)


Our favorites

Our favorite itineraries are part of a selection of the best routes in the region and are proposed by Valais/Wallis Promotion to best meet the expectations of our guests.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village square in Saas-Balen, the trail follows the river via Niedergut to the water catchment and then crosses a small bridge. The bikers then reach the western side of the valley. After the shooting range, the route zigzags down the main road and crosses it. At the ARA (STEP) junction, it descends and continues to the left of the entrance, below the gallery, to the cable car departure station, before following the old paths to the «Ze Briggeltinu» hamlet. After this, the trail leads through meadows and forests to the Ahornbach creek and then onto an asphalt mountain road down to «Zen Eisten». Shortly before reaching the main road, it turns right and follows the path to Eisten. At the hairpin bend after Eisten, the route continues straight through the last few hamlets to the «Chinegga» bridge, then follows the small village street to the Stalden-Saas railway station.


Dorfplatz, Saas-Balen (1486m)


Station Stalden-Saas, Stalden (799m)

Author's recommendation

  • The Eisterstübli restaurant in Eisten is ideal for a short break on the descent.

Technical information












Best time of the year

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  • Linear route
  • Singletrail/Free ride
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical interest
Getting there

Public transport

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



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-Balen.


After the bridge on the right is the public car park of Saas-Balen.


  • 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



Get the the Valais/Wallis mountain bike & e-bike map to discover the bestroutes in the region.

The tourist offices of the holiday region Saas-Fee/Saastal can provide you with a range of informative documentsand brochures about mountain biking in the destination.


SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1309 Simplon +1308 St.Niklaus

Bike map Saas-Fee/Saastal



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