Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Kreuzboden Bike closed

In addition to a breathtaking view of the 4,000-metre peaks of the Saas Valley and a 900-metre difference in altitude, there are many highlights for mountain bikers on this trail.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S2

    Difficulty : medium
    S2 Many obstacles such as roots, stones and larger steps; tight corners. Certain passages may have gradients of up to 70%. Basic technique required, including controlled braking and body displacement to overcome obstacles
  • Length

    19 km

  • Duration

    2:50 h

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This route offers everything mountain bikers could wish for: an 11-kilometre ascent through the larch forest along the Saas-Grund Alps to the tree line in Kreuzboden at 2400 metres, followed by a fast descent on the Trift Flowtrail and a singletrack through the Furwald forest to finish in style. All this is framed by an alpine landscape and the view of the highest mountains in Switzerland. There are plenty of great photo points along the way. After the ascent to Kreuzboden, loungers and hammocks are available for sports enthusiasts to enjoy a relaxing moment not far from the Kreuzbodensee. If you wish to prepare for the descent to Saas-Grund, the Bike Skills Park is ready for a few trials runs.

Available offers

Cable car ride to Hohsaas | Saas-Grund

Going up to Hohsaas reveals a panorama that includes 18 4,000-metre peaks and the restaurant at the...
From 37 CHF

Going up to Hohsaas reveals a panorama that includes no fewer than 18 4,000-metre peaks and the restaurant at the cable car exit is ideal for a comfortable meal. Hohsaas is the starting point for many mountaineers on their way to the surrounding peaks such as the Lagginhorn and Weissmies, for mountain bikers on adrenalin-fuelled descents, and for hikers of all levels, families and sports enthusiasts looking for adventure on the Jägihorn via ferrata.

All you have to do is board the first cable car from Saas-Grund to Kreuzboden, then a second cable car to Hohsaas, at an altitude of 3,200 metres.

Cable car ride to Kreuzboden | Saas-Grund

With a mountain lake, a petting zoo and an adventure forest Kreuzboden has its own special charm and...
From 30 CHF

With a small mountain lake, a petting zoo and an adventure forest with a suspension bridge and climbing walls Kreuzboden has its own special charm and is a paradise for families. Situated at an altitude of 2,400 metres, this region is easily accessible thanks to the direct cable car that links Saas-Grund to Kreuzboden in just eight minutes.

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Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Hohsaas cable car station. It follows the Flurstrasse uphill, past the last Saas-Grund houses and the bridge, before continuing through the forest and several alpine pastures. After the Triftalp meadow, you’ll reach the “Zingelstapfu” junction, where the trail turns north and continues up to Kreuzboden station.

Behind the Kreuzboden mountain restaurant, the second part of the tour, the descent, begins. The first bends lead through alpine meadows, before crossing the bridge to the edge of the ski run. The route branches off to the right and leads through alpine meadows and small woods to Triftalp before following the country road to “Zingelstapfu”.

At the hairpin bend, the path forks to the right and continues downhill, changing direction to the north at the next junction. After about 15 bends, it reaches a wide country road. Just before the end of the forest, turn left and then, after a few hairpin bends, continue left at the next junction near the irrigation canal. The route eventually turns right onto a narrow path and winds to the next corner, which joins the country road. From here, the trail descends to your starting point in Saas-Grund.

Start: Valley Station, Saas-Grund (1553 m)
Destination: Valley Station, Saas-Grund (1553 m)

Author's recommendation

The Kreuzboden lake and bike skills park invite you to spend some time there.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2402 m 1553 m

  • Ascent

    918 m

  • Descent

    918 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

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.


Saas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. 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 from there towards Saas-Fee.

In Visp, take the roundabout at the bridge and turn south towards Saas-Fee and Zermatt. At the end of the village of Stalden at the crossroads, follow the signs to Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, go to the start of the Hohsaas ski lifts to the east.


There is a big car park next to the station at the start of the excursion.


We recommend: Bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Preparing for mountain bike outings

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, ensuring you observe all signposting. Kindly close the gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness levels and abilities. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Preparing for mountain bike outings


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: 1329 Saas + 1309 Simplon

Bike map Saas-Fee/Saastal