183 Gemsweg Saas-Fee
183 Gemsweg Saas-Fee

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Gemsweg Saas-Fee

Gemsweg Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee, Hannig–Saas-Fee

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Gemsweg Saas-Fee

Gemsweg Saas-Fee

Hiking across the mountainsides of the Mischabel range and along the spectacular glacier landscape with panoramic views. Continuing from the shore of glacial lake to the Gletschergrotte restaurant and following the historic Bodmerwasser channel back to Saas-Fee.
The Gemsweg (Chamois Trail) starts at the Hannig summit station. Several 4000 m peaks can be seen right after leaving the gondola: Allalinhorn, Alphubel and the Mischabel Group with Täschhorn and Dom all belong to the catchment area of the Fee Glacier. This hike also offers good opportunities to spot local wildlife, particularly chamois. This is why the trail was named Chamois Trail (Gemsweg).

Setting off from Hannig in southwestern direction, the broad trail is soon left behind and across Torrenbach creek it leads to Spissen. At the fork, the lower path turns downhill to Schönegga and in short, steep zigzags down to Trift. The trail then crosses the Gand moraine and continues to the light-blue glacial lake shimmering in the midst of green larch trees. In this beautiful, peaceful place the power of the glacier, which is thousands of years old, is clearly evident. What’s left is a landscape of boulders created by the glacier’s retreat. A network of small creeks runs through it. The whole area was once buried under the ice.

The path from Gletschersee lake follows some of the glacier educational trail, where information panels are provided to explain how a glacier shapes the environment and how climate and glacial retreat are interrelated. A last short ascent to get to the Gletschergrotte restaurant. After a break on the sunny terrace the hike continues to the beginning of the Bodmerwasser channel. This historic water conduit leads through the forest and passes the village on the way to Grundbiel. The last part on a paved road crosses the Panorama Bridge and arrives at the bus terminal, the starting point of the tour.
Hiking across the mountainsides of the Mischabel range and along the spectacular glacier landscape with panoramic views. Continuing from the shore of glacial lake to the Gletschergrotte restaurant and following the historic Bodmerwasser channel back to Saas-Fee.
The Gemsweg (Chamois Trail) starts at the Hannig summit station. Several 4000 m peaks can be seen right after leaving the gondola: Allalinhorn, Alphubel and the Mischabel Group with Täschhorn and Dom all belong to the catchment area of the Fee Glacier. This hike also offers good opportunities to spot local wildlife, particularly chamois. This is why the trail was named Chamois Trail (Gemsweg).

Setting off from Hannig in southwestern direction, the broad trail is soon left behind and across Torrenbach creek it leads to Spissen. At the fork, the lower path turns downhill to Schönegga and in short, steep zigzags down to Trift. The trail then crosses the Gand moraine and continues to the light-blue glacial lake shimmering in the midst of green larch trees. In this beautiful, peaceful place the power of the glacier, which is thousands of years old, is clearly evident. What’s left is a landscape of boulders created by the glacier’s retreat. A network of small creeks runs through it. The whole area was once buried under the ice.

The path from Gletschersee lake follows some of the glacier educational trail, where information panels are provided to explain how a glacier shapes the environment and how climate and glacial retreat are interrelated. A last short ascent to get to the Gletschergrotte restaurant. After a break on the sunny terrace the hike continues to the beginning of the Bodmerwasser channel. This historic water conduit leads through the forest and passes the village on the way to Grundbiel. The last part on a paved road crosses the Panorama Bridge and arrives at the bus terminal, the starting point of the tour.
8 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 720 m
2 h 20 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Saas-Fee (Hannig)
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Arrival / return travel Saas-Fee, Busterminal
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