Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Saastal Bike Loop closed

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

  • Difficulty

    easy, S1

    Difficulty : easy
    S1 Smaller obstacles such as flat roots, stones or small gullies; the surface may not always be firm. Gradients of up to 40%. No hairpin turns. Basic MTB technique required, such as controlled braking and ability to shift centre of gravity
  • Length

    16.1 km

  • Duration

    1:40 h

  • Show on map

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.

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

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 (1559 m)
Destination: Saas-Grund village centre (1559 m)

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1673 m 1485 m

  • Ascent

    228 m

  • Descent

    228 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4 .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). Get off at the Saas-Grund Post 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.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. The start of the trail is at the church in Saas-Grund


There is a car park next to the church at the start of the route.


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


Route on SwitzerlandMobility: Saas Valley Bike