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Kreuzboden Bike

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  • Blick von Zingelstapfu zum Mattmarkdamm
    Blick von Zingelstapfu zum Mattmarkdamm
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In addition to a breathtaking view of the 4,000-metre peaks of the Saas Valley and a 900-metre difference in altitude, there are many highlights for mountain bikers on this trail.
closed
moderate
Distance 19 km
2:50 h
918 m
918 m
2,402 m
1,553 m
This route offers everything mountain bikers could wish for: an 11-kilometre ascent through the larch forest along the Saas-Grund Alps to the tree line in Kreuzboden at 2400 metres, followed by a fast descent on the Trift Flowtrail and a singletrack through the Furwald forest to finish in style.

All this is framed by an alpine landscape and the view of the highest mountains in Switzerland. There are plenty of great photo points along the way. After the ascent to Kreuzboden, loungers and hammocks are available for sports enthusiasts to enjoy a relaxing moment not far from the Kreuzbodensee. If you wish to prepare for the descent to Saas-Grund, the Bike Skills Park is ready for a few trials runs.

Author’s recommendation

The Kreuzboden lake and bike skills park invite you to spend some time there.
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Author
Saastal Tourismus AG
Update: January 25, 2023
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kreuzoden, 2,402 m
Lowest point
Valley station, Saas-Grund, 1,553 m
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Track types

Asphalt 37.69%Dirt road 9.44%Forested/wild trail 21.14%Path 19.53%Unknown 12.17%
Asphalt
7.2 km
Dirt road
1.8 km
Forested/wild trail
4 km
Path
3.7 km
Unknown
2.3 km
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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.

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Tips and hints

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

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Seilbahnstrasse 18
3910 Saas-Grund
Phone: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.ch
www.hohsaas.ch

 

Start

Valley Station, Saas-Grund (1,553 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'638'660E 1'108'625N
DD
46.128013, 7.938824
DMS
46°07'40.8"N 7°56'19.8"E
UTM
32T 418020 5108818
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Destination

Valley Station, Saas-Grund

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Hohsaas cable car station. It follows the Flurstrasse uphill, past the last Saas-Grund houses and the bridge, before continuing through the forest and several alpine pastures. After the Triftalp meadow, you’ll reach the “Zingelstapfu” junction, where the trail turns north and continues up to Kreuzboden station.

Behind the Kreuzboden mountain restaurant, the second part of the tour, the descent, begins. The first bends lead through alpine meadows, before crossing the bridge to the edge of the ski run. The route branches off to the right and leads through alpine meadows and small woods to Triftalp before following the country road to “Zingelstapfu”.

At the hairpin bend, the path forks to the right and continues downhill, changing direction to the north at the next junction. After about 15 bends, it reaches a wide country road. Just before the end of the forest, turn left and then, after a few hairpin bends, continue left at the next junction near the irrigation canal. The route eventually turns right onto a narrow path and winds to the next corner, which joins the country road. From here, the trail descends to your starting point in Saas-Grund.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). In Saas-Grund, get off at the Bergbahnen stop.

Getting there

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.

In Visp, take the roundabout at the bridge and turn south towards Saas-Fee and Zermatt. At the end of the village of Stalden at the crossroads, follow the signs to Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, go to the start of the Hohsaas ski lifts to the east.

Parking

There is a big car park next to the station at the start of the excursion.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'638'660E 1'108'625N
DD
46.128013, 7.938824
DMS
46°07'40.8"N 7°56'19.8"E
UTM
32T 418020 5108818
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1329 Saas + 1309 Simplon

Bike map Saas-Fee/Saastal

Equipment

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

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Status
closed
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
918 m
Descent
918 m
Highest point
2,402 m
Lowest point
1,553 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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