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 village 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 of Saas Fee’s glacier 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 Saas Fee’s glacier skiing, tobogganing, mountaineering, and a canopy adventure park, it’s no wonder Saas-Fee village 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 4: Saas-Fee and Muerren, Switzerland (Pearl of the Alps)

July 9 - July 20, 2019 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-Fee & 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 in the Berner Oberland (Bernese Alps) famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks and high alps for... Read More

TOUR 6: Mont Blanc and Dom Tour (Chamonix and Saas Fee)

August 30 - September 9, 2019 - 10 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-Fee and Chamonix, France

With this 10-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Mischabel Range where Dom (3rd highest peak in the Alps) is and from Chamonix you will hike beneath Mont Blanc the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc (4,808.7 meters) (15,777... Read More