Base Villages
Base Village: Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee

Pearl of the Alps –

Situated on a high plateau surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, this car-less glacier village is known as the Pearl of the Alps. With its close proximity to the Italian border, it’s hard to miss the neighboring country’s influence on the remote Saas valley. Views over the valley floor take in rows of grapevines that will be harvested by hand and pressed at local wineries. The towering peaks separating Switzerland and Italy are bridged by hidden mountain passes, which have allowed cultural blending for centuries. Alpine Adventures Trails Tours takes guests along some of these high elevation trails known as hohenwegs.

Saas-Fee is also home to the world’s highest revolving restaurant at 11,000 feet and what is believed to be the world’s largest ice pavilion. Wandering the ice grotto offers a rare chance to explore the interior of a glacier that’s thousands of years old. And given the many thrilling activities available, including glacier skiing, tobogganing, mountaineering, and a canopy adventure park, it’s no wonder Saas-Fee is also host to the Ice Climbing World Cup each January.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have two or three guides with a maximum group size of 12. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own.

Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Allalin
Altitude: 1,800 m (5,935 ft)
Population: 1,675
Area: 41 sq km (15 sq mi)
Canton: Valais
Latitude: 46°6′58″N
Longitude: 7°55′75″E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 2 Intragna, Saas-Fee and Grindelwald

June 15 – June 26, 2018 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Intragna and Saas-Fee and Grindelwald, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike above Lauterbrunnen Valley famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From every vantage point in... Read More

TOUR 4: Saas-Fee, Kandersteg and Muerren

July 11 - July 22, 2018 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-FeeKandersteg, & Muerren, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the east and west sides of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More

TOUR 6: Saas-Fee, Kandersteg and Grindelwald Tour

August 10 - August 21, 2028 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-Fee, Kandersteg & Grindelwald, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the east and west sides of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More

TOUR 8: Sils Maria and Saas Fee Tour

September 16 – September 26 , 2018 – 10 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-Fee & Sils Maria, Switzerland

Called the Pearl of the Alps, Saas-Fee boasts an Alpine Flower Trail, which holds more than 240 plant species, rare wildflowers, and thousand-year-old larch trees. The ibex is commonly seen in this area as well. Here, you’ll also discover high alpine trails where Swiss and... Read More