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 one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

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: Engadine and Valais Flower Tour

June 29 – July 9, 2017 - 10 Nights

Base Villages: Sils Maria and Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Eastern Switzerland (Engine Valley) and Southern Switzerland (Valais) at their best. Flowers, glaciers, snow capped mountains and four star accomodations make this an unforgettable holiday.  We enjoy fabulous hiking in the Bernina Alps and the Pennine Alps with the added... Read More

TOUR 4: Hiker’s Dream Trip / Summer

July 23 - August 3, 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-FeeKandersteg, & 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 7: Fall Hiker’s Dream Trip

September 8 – September 19 , 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt, Saas-FeeKandersteg, 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 west and south side of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More