Saastal Routes: Saas-Fee Route
Enjoy an exciting trip, through varied landscapes, on the Saas-Fee Route from Brig to Saas-Fee. There’s so much to see, including the delightful and picturesque Saas villages.
Free PostBus rides
Thanks to the new Bürger Pass, «Inhabitants of the holiday republic » enjoy even more liberty since summer 2012 – since then, following a single night’s stay in the beautiful Saastal Valley, you can take the liberty of using all mountain rail (excl. summer ski regions) as well as PostBus services throughout the valley without paying a cent!
Starting in Brig, the Saas-Fee Route leads via Visp into the Saastal Valley and on to Saas-Fee. Visit the Old Town of Brig, and naturally the imposing Stockalper Castle. This you can also do comfortably seated on the small « Simplon Express» that takes you round the town and best sights. Brig is home to Switzerland’s biggest open-air thermal baths; where guests delight in its healing waters along with invigorating under-current moving pool and fast-track slide. (PostBus stop Brigerbad, Thermalbad). And from Visp, you have the choice of numerous excursions that lead to the Upper Valais (PostBus stop Visp, Bahnhof Süd) – such as a visit to the weekly Friday afternoon «Pürumärt» traditional farmers market.
Saas-Grund, too, offers a varied program of possible year-round activities (PostBus stop Saas-Grund, Post). From here, you can make your way to the Saas Höhenweg path and enjoy a scenic hike along the Saastal Valley. The Hohsaas skiing area (3100 m. above sea level) is yet another highlight, as it opens up breathtaking views; and of course the traffic-free Saas-Fee glacier village offers unlimited winter-sports fun. (PostBus stop Saas-Fee, Busterminal). This «Pearl of the Alps » is also the place where you find yourself surrounded by 13 of the 4000 and more meter-high peaks; as well as the place where you discover the exciting adventure woods, sled run, tame marmots and typical Saastal Valley culture at the Saas Museum. You reach the Mittelallalin in a flash with the Metro Alpin, where you can ski at any time of the year, and in Europe’s highest-lying revolving restaurant, on a clear day you even get to see the lights of Milan. And on visiting the Ice Pavillion, you can quite rightly say you’ve visited the world’s largest of its kind and practically rubbed shoulders with the Fee Glacier!
Reservations for groups of 10 and more are a must!
Tel. +41 58 454 26 16.
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
P.O. Box 560
+41 (0)58 386 99 10
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Not all lines are wheelchair accessible. Available Low-floor bus by arrangement. Information is available through Tel. +41 (0)58 386 69 00
Discover the Saas-Fee Route and region on foot
Brigerbad - with Europe’s longest thermal-water slide.
Second all-inclusive «PostBus Thermal Baths Valais» package is Brigerbad in upper Valais. Today, Brigerbad is considered Switzerland’s largest open-air thermal baths. Here you have the choice of six different thermal pools, with water temperatures ranging from 27 to beautifully warm 37 °C. Inside the cosy thermal grotto, the water temperature reaches as much as 42 °C – and if you tell the kids there’s a 182 meter slide as well - Europe’s longest - they’re sure to want to see these things for themselves!
Brigerbad Thermal Baths
Allalin Ice Pavillion: the greatest cool experience of its kind
A truly cool experience, with insider views of the world’s biggest 5500 cubic meter Ice Pavilion. Be inspired by this mysterious and almost surreal glacial world, as you make your way along cool corridors and through chambers of ice. Sights such as these are seldom just around the corner!
+41 27 958 11 00
Stockalper Castle: an empty palace
The castle was built in the 17th century by Kaspar Stockalper, and represents Switzerland’s largest private construction of the times. Thanks to his knowledge in trade, Stockalper was richer and more powerful than other noble gentry. Today, the castle is uninhabited and visitors enjoy guided tours.
Museum Stockalper Castle
Alte Simplonstrasse 28
+41 79 412 27 77
Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
+41 27 921 60 30
Visp Old Town: small but splendid
In Visp, superb aristocratic homes, magnificent churches and the famous blue stone remind one of its ancient and moving history. Discover the tidy Old Town on a guided tour, or if you prefer to go it alone, borrow an audio-guide from the local tourist office so you don’t miss out on the facts!
Tourist Info Visp
P.O. Box 547
+41 27 946 18 18
www.vispinfo.ch (in german)