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Hiking in the high Furgg valley outside of Saas-Almagell, Valais

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Hiking in the Furggtälli near Saas-Almagell

High-alpine scenery and conifer forests near the Italian border.


How to get to the starting point of Furggstalden and route details.


Facts Furggstalden - Furggtälli - Zermeiggern

  • Hiking time: 3h15
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1741 - 2302 m
  • Distance: 9.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, forest
  • Region: Saas valley (Valais)

About the trail

The lift takes you to the conifer forests of Furggstalden. You'll walk through this forest to reach the bare landscape in the high valley of the Furggbach river, the Furggtälli. This path ultimately leads to the Antrona Pass where you can take a much higher path back. That would be a very long hike though. The route we suggest here is much shorter: just walk into the valley for as long as you like and take the same route back. Once you get back to the conifer forest, a forest trail leads you to the valley. Alternatively, you can walk back to Furggstalden and take the lift down again.

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