Saastal Routes: Mattmark Route

Saas Grund–Saas Almagell–Mattmark

Discover the Mattmark Route and region with its beautiful Mattmark Dam and the authentic and inviting Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell villages; with their great ski and hiking offers.

Free PostBus rides

Thanks to the 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. Metro Alpin and summer ski regions) as well as PostBus services throughout the valley without paying a cent!

From Saas-Grund, the Mattmark Route leads, via Saas-Almagell, to the Mattmark Dam.  Saas-Grund offers a rich assortment of activities all year round. (PostBus stop - Saas-Grund, Post). Hike from here to the Saastal Valley for example, on the scenic Saaser Höhenwegen paths to Gspon and the Almagelleralp - or to the Alpine Flower Promenade with 240 different species of flower. Or make an excursion, with the whole family, to Kreuzboden and the splendid Kreuzbodensee lake and «Hohsi-Land» children’s playground along with small-animal zoo.

The Hohsaas skiing area (3100 above sea level) offers stunning views over all 18 of the surrounding 4000-meter-high-and-more peaks; and thanks to its challenging glacier pistes, represents an interesting destination even for advanced skiers and winter sport fans. The traditional Saas-Almagell village at the end of the Saastal Valley offers guests idyllic conditions for adventurous and relaxing vacations. (PostBus stop Saas-Almagell, Post). Follow the Almagellerhorn adventure path, leading over the hanging bridge and secure rocky paths to Saas-Grund.

And an excursion to Europe’s biggest natural dam, the Mattmark, is another spectacular sight it would be a pity to miss. (PostBus stop Mattmark). Take time to wander around the dam and, on Tuesdays, you can also visit the Zermeiggern power station and enjoy superb panoramic views extending as far as the Bietschhorn. Here, in the Mattmark Restaurant and on information boards on the grounds, you gather interesting information about the dam. This is also an ideal departure point for all kinds of high-alpine tours; for example to Italy via the Monte Moro - or Antrona Pass.


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Timetable information

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Reservations for groups of 10 and more are a must!
Tel. +41 58 386 69 00.

Travel dates/Validity

Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Contact details

Region Valais
Brig Branch
Nordstrasse 2
P.O. Box 560
3900 Brig

+41 58 386 99 10



Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and PostBus.

Special comments:
Transport capacity for max. 6 bicycles. Reservations are a must!
Tel. +41 58 386 69 00

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Not all lines wheelchair accessible.
Information available through Tel. +41 58 386 69 00.


Discover the Mattmark region of foot, along well marked network of hiking paths.