Mountain bike tours

Saastal Bike Loop

Auf dem Trail

Saas-Grund

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The Saastal Bike Loop takes bikers through the villages of the Saas Valley. Fun and variety are guaranteed on the various trails along the Vispa!

Difficulty

Easy

Length

16.11 km

Duration

1:40 h

Description

The loop begins on the village square of Saas-Grund. After crossing the bridge in the direction of Saas-Fee, the route turns north on various paths, first downstream along the brook, then through a larch forest to the Bidermatten hamlet. Here the first descent starts along a little-used country lane to the round church of Saas-Balen. Then it's time to start pedalling as the climb along the river to Saas-Almagell begins. In Bidermatten, you cross the lower part of the hamlet and the meadows. In Saas-Almagell, a small lake and various restaurants invite you for a well-deserved break. Finally, the route leaves the valley at the «Biele» along the asphalt road on the left. This last ascent is rewarded with a rapid descent over the hill and dale to the «Unner de Bodme» hamlet. From here, the trail returns to the starting point in Saas-Grund.

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the village square in Saas-Grund, bikers follow the road towards Saas-Fee. After the bridge, the trail turns north and follows the Vispa to the crossroads. It climbs west on the singletrail through the forest to the Bidermatten hamlet of which it crosses the upper part. At the second junction, the trail turns north, crosses the car park and continues north at the next corner. It then descends to the round church of Saas-Balen, leads to the cantonal road and follows the brook upstream on the left to the Bidermatten bridge. Before the car park, the trail descends to the south, through the hamlet and meadows to the brook, which bikers follow upstream to Saas-Almagell.

From Saas-Almagell, the trail follows the asphalt path of the Webstube downstream of the brook. At the junction before the forest, the trail climbs to the left and crosses the «Biele». After the descent, the trail passes through the «Unner de Bodme» hamlet and follows the brook down to the starting point in Saas-Grund.

Start

Saas-Grund village centre (1559m)

Destination

Saas-Grund village centre (1559m)

Author's recommendation

Technical information

Altitude

1673m

1485m

Ascent

+228m

Descent

-228m

Technique

Stamina

Experience

Landscape

Best time of the year

  • Jan
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  • Sep
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  • Dec

Tags

  • Round trip
  • 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 Post 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 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

 

Literature

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.

Maps

SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1329 Saas + 1309 Simplon

Bike map Saas-Fee/Saastal

 

Route on SwitzerlandMobility: Saas Valley Bike

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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