6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpenpässe-Weg
6 Alpenpässe-Weg

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Alpine Passes Trail

Stage 16, Binn–Rosswald

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Alpine Passes Trail

The attractive pass hike over the Saflischpass affords the first views of the Valais 4000-metre-mountain world. The village of Rosswald offers views down into the Rhone Valley from its scenic terrace.
The Binn valley is known for its minerals and, of course, for its beautiful hiking trails. An exceptionally rich variety of flora and fauna awaits you here, and if you look, you will often find glittering, colourful stones and crystals. The Binntal landscape park covers an area of 18,120 hectares. The hike starts in Binn, where an arched bridge crosses the Binna. The descent to Ze Binne is gentle, the ascent to Grummela steep in parts. Just before you get there, the peak of the Finsteraarhorn rises into the sky in the distance. Until Mässhitta, the trail follows a gravel road with little ascent for almost one and a half hours. Butterflies, grasshoppers and marmots are constant companions. Surprisingly, the latter hardly give any alarm in this area and seem almost familiar.

From Mässhitta, you change to a path that is partly steep and climbs up to Tanzbede. The gravel covered hills and peaks of the Bättlihorn and Milihorn are quite remarkable. A little later, the highest point of the hike is reached at 2563 metres. From the Saflisch pass, the panorama of the four-thousand-metre peaks of the Valais is magnificent. The Mischabel massif with the Dom - the highest mountain entirely in Switzerland - is just as much in view as the impressive Weisshorn on the right.

After crossing the pass, there is an hour of pleasant hiking to the water basin above Fleschbode, where the path becomes steeper again. The Fleschbode restaurant is a good place to take a break. For the last thirty minutes, the path is steep in parts, but always with a magnificent view over the Rhone valley and the surrounding mountains to the splendidly situated village of Rosswald. This lovely stage ends at the cable car station in the traffic-free, charming terraced resort of Rosswald.
The attractive pass hike over the Saflischpass affords the first views of the Valais 4000-metre-mountain world. The village of Rosswald offers views down into the Rhone Valley from its scenic terrace.
The Binn valley is known for its minerals and, of course, for its beautiful hiking trails. An exceptionally rich variety of flora and fauna awaits you here, and if you look, you will often find glittering, colourful stones and crystals. The Binntal landscape park covers an area of 18,120 hectares. The hike starts in Binn, where an arched bridge crosses the Binna. The descent to Ze Binne is gentle, the ascent to Grummela steep in parts. Just before you get there, the peak of the Finsteraarhorn rises into the sky in the distance. Until Mässhitta, the trail follows a gravel road with little ascent for almost one and a half hours. Butterflies, grasshoppers and marmots are constant companions. Surprisingly, the latter hardly give any alarm in this area and seem almost familiar.

From Mässhitta, you change to a path that is partly steep and climbs up to Tanzbede. The gravel covered hills and peaks of the Bättlihorn and Milihorn are quite remarkable. A little later, the highest point of the hike is reached at 2563 metres. From the Saflisch pass, the panorama of the four-thousand-metre peaks of the Valais is magnificent. The Mischabel massif with the Dom - the highest mountain entirely in Switzerland - is just as much in view as the impressive Weisshorn on the right.

After crossing the pass, there is an hour of pleasant hiking to the water basin above Fleschbode, where the path becomes steeper again. The Fleschbode restaurant is a good place to take a break. For the last thirty minutes, the path is steep in parts, but always with a magnificent view over the Rhone valley and the surrounding mountains to the splendidly situated village of Rosswald. This lovely stage ends at the cable car station in the traffic-free, charming terraced resort of Rosswald.
17 km
1350 m | 900 m
6 h 20 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Binn, Dorf
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rosswald
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the communities.
Valrando
Rue Pré-Fleuri 6
1951 Sion
admin@valrando.ch
www.valrando.ch

Services

Bookable offers

6 Alpine Passes Trail: Binn - Zinal
6 Alpine Passes Trail: Binn - Zinal
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Places

Binn
Binn
Rosswald
Rosswald
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Places of interest

Twingi gorge (Ausserbinn–Binn)
Twingi gorge (Ausserbinn–Binn)
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization