A perfect, fast-flowing trail run right from town
Yet another reason to visit the Saastal is this quick hit right from Saas-Fee. At 16km and 1100 meters vert, it's a welcome to town or, my legs are cooked and I need something mellower today type of run.
Saastal, with its trio of villages; Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, and Saas-Almagell, is a great spot to settle in and do some exceptional running and peak bagging. On this site, we have the Saas-Almagell Jazzilücke Loop, the Glacier Trail, the start to the mighty Balfrin Traverse, and two 4000-meter peak runs - Lagginhorn and Weissmies one of our favorite scrambles in the Alps.
All of these in the lineup establish Saas-Fee as one of the Alps' premier basecamp towns for some high quality trail running tours.
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Start: 46.108856, 7.929407
Town: Saas Fee
Get to know the goats by name - they wear name tags along with their bells, and are likely to meet you at some point on the trail.
Mountain bikes share the descent from Hannig so stay somewhat alert from overtaking traffic.
Kicking things off with a cruise through a beautiful larch forest
Above the trees, the trails stay mostly smooth on the way to the highpoint
After the Hannig Station the run somehow feels like it's over - it's not - it's time to follow trails that unexpectedly keep unfolding
Traversing in and out of canyons
And finally, a moraine trail leads down to town
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