5 Fun Things to Do in Saas-Fee Switzerland in Summer
Saas-Fee is one of those little Swiss villages that is a tourist destination, yet doesn’t feel touristy. This is especially true in the summer. Because no cars are allowed, the streets are for people leisurely walking or biking, with only the occasional small electric vehicle used for deliveries or trash collection.
Traverse the Gorge-Alpine Via Ferrata
Hike the Gemsweg
Take a Trip to Mittelallalin
Ride a Toboggan
Where to Stay in Saas-Fee
Where to Eat in Saas-Fee
Zur Mühle serves market-fresh and seasonal products. They are known for their fondues, rösti, and beef dishes. Beef dishes are made with Eringer beef. Eringer cows are one of the smallest cattle breeds. The females are known for being aggressive and are used in cow fights in the Valais region. Eringer cows spend most of their time outside in the Alps grazing.
Saas-Fee Citizen’s Pass
During the summer months, overnight visitors to Saas-Fee get a Citizen’s Pass, which provides access to all Saas-Fee’s mountain railways and cableways except for the Metro Alpin. Having a Citizen’s Pass also provides the opportunity to purchase the Metro Plus Ticket to use the Metro Alpin without restrictions and includes admission to the ice pavilion.
How to Get to Saas-Fee
While most places in Switzerland are easily accessible by train, Saas-Fee was the only village we visited in the Valais Matterhorn region that required a bus ride. The transfer from the train at the Visp station to the 511 bus is easy, and the bus has a place for luggage below. Note that the bus stop for the 511 to Saas-Fee is at the very east end of the Visp train station. Travel on both the train and bus are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.