Saas-Almagel Off The Beaten Path

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    Almagelleralp
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    Wildlife Watching

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    Whilst on the adventure trail around the Almagellerhrorn keep an eye out for wildlife such as the Steinbocks we saw. Make sure you feet are on firm ground first though before you look! We stood for a while watching a group of them licking salt off the nearby rocks.

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    Almagelleralp

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 16, 2004

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    The Almagelleralp is a long valley above Saas-Amalgel. Its a pleasant spot to walk amongst the alpine flowers to the restaurant up here for a picnic or lunch. It can be reached from Kreuzboden at Saas Grund - a pleasant ridge walk around the mountain (2-3 hours) or about an hour from Sas Almagel via the old hamlet of Furggstaldedn.

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    Almagellerhorn

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 16, 2004

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    From the Almagelleralp you can return to Saas Almagel the easy way by following the path down alongside the river or for something a bit more exciting across the adventurous trail around the Almagellerhorn via its various ladders and rope bridgs to the oldest hamlet still in existence in Saas-Almagell - Furggstalden. Its quite an interesting experience if you have a head for heights - more pics in the travelogue!

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    Forest path to Furggstalden

    by sandysmith Written Jul 14, 2004

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    An alternative to reachiing Furggstalden if you cannot face the adventure trail is to take the easy forest path up from Saas Almagel. Walking time is only about 40 minutes but its also an educational trail as there are various info boards en route about the local flora and fauna. Yet another easier alternative is take the chairlift up from the village.

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    Furggstalden

    by sandysmith Written Jul 14, 2004

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    The quaint old hamlet of Furggstalden awaits you at the end of the adventure trail. Just a handful of the traditional valais barns on the meadow up here plus a couple of relaxing restautants with sun terraces facing the opposite mountains of Saas Fee - a perfect place for an apple strudel with vanlla sauce of course ;-)

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