Saas-Almagel Travel Guide

  • on the adventure trail
    on the adventure trail
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  • Saas-Almagell
    Saas-Almagell
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  • us by the Mattmark Dam
    us by the Mattmark Dam
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Saas-Almagel Things to Do

  • Mattmark trip

    Most people come to the village of Saas-Almagell to take the post bus trip up to the Mattmark Dam - some may even walk up there - allow a good 2 hours if doing so.

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  • Waterfalls on the walk

    At the beginning of the path from the dam it is quite narrow and may be wet from the many waterfalls that cascade down from the snow melt waters high above. This walk coukd be even more interesting after a heavy rainfall!

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  • Mattmark to Saas-Almagell

    As the circuit around the dam was not accessible and the next bus back was 2 hours away we decided to make good use of our time and walk back to Saas-Almagel by a high ridge path back down towards the valley. This took about 2-3 hours and our reward was some fine views of the Saastal.

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Saas-Almagel Restaurants

  • Mountain restaurant

    Just a hot chocolate stop here in this lovely valley settiing. A chance to rest our feet after a zig-zag walk down from the high level mountain path we'd followed from Saas Grund to here. Some respite before we hit the adventure trail!

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  • Restaurant Alpina

    A nice little mountain restaurant with a relaxing sun terrace just by the hamlet of Fuggstalden above Saas-Almagel. Try to ignore the plastic sheep in front of the restaurant though ! Appel strudel with vanilla sauce and cream with fruits :-)

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Saas-Almagel Off The Beaten Path

  • Wildlife Watching

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Waterfalls

    The forest path from Saas Fee gently slopes down to Saas Almagel the most southerly village in the Saastal. Several waterfalls can be seen in this area- indeed I thought there were more here than the valley of waterfalls as Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland is known as.

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  • Village Pond

    At the end of the forest walk into Saas Almagel cross the bridge over the river into the village centre. Just across from the duck pond is a fine view of the moutains around the Mattmark Dam. Watch out for the ducks on the village pond here as they always seem to be hungrry!

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  • Village View

    There are paths leading down from the forest to a lower valley path into the village but stay on the higher path and you will have fine views of the village of Saas Almagel.

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