Winter hiking

Winter hiking

Winter hiking trail Sengg

This country path leads through the forest from the hamlet of Wildi to the Fletschhorn Restaurant and then back through the picturesque Sengg forest.

The route begins in the hamlet of Wildi. From here, follow the snowy path through the forest to the Fletschhorn Restaurant. The trail then continues through the forest from behind the restaurant on to the hamlet of Sengg, before turning left just beyond the hamlet towards Senggbodu. After a gentle uphill section, the trail turns left again and continues at the same altitude to Bärufalla. Return from here along the groomed cross-country trail back to Wildi near Saas-Fee.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route begins in the hamlet of Wildi, behind the restaurant "Alphitta". From here, follow the path to  the Fletschhorn Restaurant. The trail then continues through from behind the restaurant on to the hamlet of Sengg, before turning left just beyond the hamlet towards Senggbodu. At the sign the trail turns left again and continues to Bärufalla. Return from here along the cross-country trail back to Wildi.

Start: Wildi, Saas-Fee (1817 m)
Destination: Wildi, Saas-Fee (1817 m)

Author's recommendation

Take a break at the Fletschorn Restaurant to enjoy some of the treats on the menu.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1889 m 1796 m

  • Ascent

    81 m

  • Descent

    81 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Take the train to Visp, followed by the post bus to Saas-Fee. Exit the bus terminus and head for Wildistrasse and the start of the track.

Approach

Take the cantonal road to Visp, and at the roundabout near the Landbrücke continue south towards Saas-Fee and Zermatt. At the ‘Killerhof’ roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. At Saas-Grund, turn right towards Saas-Fee at the intersection after the church.

Parking

The covered public parking area is located immediately as you drive into Saas-Fee village.

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • goodfootwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Additional information

More informationaboutthedestination:

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
CH-3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

 

Literature

The Saas-Fee tourist office offers brochures and information on hiking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopoMaps 1:25'000: 2526 Saas-Fee