Saas-Balen - Stalden Bike closed
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.
difficult, S3Difficulty : difficult
S3 Trail blocked by large rocks, roots and high steps. Slippery surfaces with loose scree; sequences of tight hairpin turns. Gradients of more than 70% in places. Very good MTB technique required, including precise braking and excellent balance
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Following the old valley trail between Saas-Balen and Stalden, the tour passes through the various hamlets of Eisten and Stalden, such as. 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). Important information: Due to the renovations on the valley path, it is possible that individual passages will have to be slightly bypassed.