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  • Josefskapelle
    / Josefskapelle
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  • / Die Maultierpost unterwegs
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  • / Maultierweg
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  • / Maultierweg
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  • / Maultierweg
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m 1900 1800 1700 1600 1500 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Der Weg ins Saastal Saas-Grund, Post St.Josefs-Kapelle Maultierpost Das Maultier
The Mule Track is the "old road" from Saas-Grund to Saas-Fee and runs through the forest. The path leads past the beautiful Josefskapelle (Joseph's Chapel), which invites you to linger.
closed
easy
Distance 1.5 km
0:45 h
260 m
1 m
1,820 m
1,560 m
The road to Saas-Fee was only built in 1951 and the citizens of Saas-Fee decided to remain car-free even then. The mule trail is the old road from Saas-Grund to Saas-Fee, on which goods as well as tourists were transported on mules or by pure manpower.

The mule trail starts at the post office square in Saas-Grund. After the bridge in the direction of Saas-Fee, the path goes down to the right to the signpost. Here the ascent into the forest starts. After a few minutes' walk, the road is crossed for the first time. Above the road you reach the Josefskapelle chapel, which was built on a rocky outcrop and offers a beautiful view of Saas-Grund.The mule trail then runs through rocky forest terrain to the road, which is crossed here for the second time. From the road, the last stretch of the mule trail leads up to the hamlet of Wildi in Saas-Fee.





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Update: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
1,560 m
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Safety information

The Cantonal road will be crossed twice. Pay attention to the traffic.

Tips and hints

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

 

Start

Saas-Grund, Post (1,559 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'638'513E 1'108'127N
DD
46.123537, 7.936877
DMS
46°07'24.7"N 7°56'12.8"E
UTM
32T 417863 5108322
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Destination

Wildi, Saas-Fee

Turn-by-turn directions

Saas-Grund - Leeni -St.Joseph Kapelle - Wildi

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). Get off at the Saas-Grund Post stop.

Getting there

Saas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. From the south you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport and from the west you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and from there towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee up to Saas-Grund.

Parking

  • Car park at Bergbahnen Hohsaas Station
  • Center of Saas-Grund, next to Denner

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'638'513E 1'108'127N
DD
46.123537, 7.936877
DMS
46°07'24.7"N 7°56'12.8"E
UTM
32T 417863 5108322
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

In German: Wanderführer Saas-Fee/Saastal (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Hiking Map Saas-Fee/Saastal

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Equipment

  • Good footwear
  • outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • headdress
  • sunscreen
  • collecting vessel
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • camera
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
260 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
1,560 m
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