Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Saas-Fee - Scenic & side valleys

Starting out from Visp, you follow the same road that leads to the Mattmark dam as far as the village of Saas-Grund. Turning off to the right, three kilometres of continual climbing brings you to the village of Saas-Fee, whose streets are reserved exclusively for pedestrians and electric vehicles. 

Saaser Vispa in the valley leading to Saas-Fee - Christian Pfammatter, Valais/Wallis Promotion

Starting out from Visp, the first few kilometres of the route are fairly gentle and let you get warmed up before the real ascent, which starts shortly before you reach the village of Stalden. You then turn off to the left in the direction of Saas-Fee, leaving the valley leading to Zermatt on your right. The next few kilometres until you reach Saas-Grund are winding and relatively steep. Here, you make a final change of direction before tackling the last few strenuous kilometres to Saas-Fee. This quiet, car-free resort offers breathtaking, panoramic views of several mountain peaks over 4000 metres in height: Dom, Nadelhorn, Täschhorn, Alphubel, Allalinhorn...

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Turn-by-turn directions

From Visp, begin with a warm-up by following the river Vispa. On the road leading to the famous resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee, you pass through the village of Stalden before turning off to the left and entering the Saastal valley. There is a steady climb up to Saas-Balen. You can now relax your leg muscles until you reach Saas-Almagell by way of Saas-Grund, before attacking the final, steeper climb up to Saas-Fee. The view of the high valley leading to the Mattmark dam down below is magical. On arrival in Saas-Fee, follow the route as far as the Mittaghorn cable car station and enjoy the fantastic backdrop provided by the high summits all around.

Start: Visp train station (648 m)
Destination: Saas Fee (1806 m)

Author's recommendation

Take a ride on the world’s highest funicular railway, up to "Mittelallalin” !

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1806 m 648 m

  • Ascent

    1200 m

  • Descent

    0 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Frequent train connections from all over Switzerland via the Lötschberg tunnel or the Simplon line to Visp.


Take the cantonal road number 9 from Brig or Sierre to Visp.


Underground parking at Visp train station. Follow the car park routeing in Visp.


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

Safety information

Strictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike.Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).


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