Hannig - Valais

A memorable day on the sunny side of the mountains

 
About Hannig

Available: mid June - mid October.

Costs

Saas-Fee Citizens' Pass: FREE during the summer months

Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel Pass: discounts available during the winter for non skiers.

Spend a few hours relaxing on this natural sun terrace in the mountains, with beautiful panoramic views over the Valais scenery - down to Saas-Fee, Saas Grund and Saas Almagell and up to the surrounding mountains. There are also a number of good walks from Hannig.


Highlights

Walking

The Hannig lies at 2,350m above sea level and offers fantastic vistas of the Mischabel chain’s 4000m peaks. At the top station of the gondola cable car there is a large playground and a petting zoo located at the Hannig mountain station.

A very pleasant mountain walk is the Sun Trail. This themed trail features plenty of interesting information boards along the way and takes about 1½ hours. The wide path sets off in a southerly direction from the Hannig mountain station and walkers eventually reach Café Alpenblick, nestled in the middle of the larch forest. The zigzag path back down to Saas-Fee starts from behind the café.

A more demanding 4 hour hike is the Ibex Trail. From the top station, folow the woodland path to Mällig with wonderful views over the Saas Valley and the Alps. Then it is a flat walk past Gebidum followed by a steep descent to join the Saas-Fee-Grächen high-altitude trail. The remainder of the hike is a pleasant, gentle descent that leads past Senggboden and Bärenfalle before finishing back in Saas-Fee. This is a popular area for ibexes and quiet walkers are often rewarded with the chance of a close-up photo.

Refreshments

At the top station you will find the Huhnerstall restaurant which offers homemade soups, rosti, grilled meat dishes and a children's menu. Best of all is the sun terrace with its amazing views over the high mountains. 

Try the traditional Alpenblick mountain restaurant, which you can walk down to from the Hannig station. With a wooden sun terrace and a view of the larch forest you can relax and enjoy the hearty food - dried meat platters, barley soup, Alpine macaroni, cheese fondue, homemade apple strudel and nut gateaux.

There are plenty of pretty spots in which to enjoy a picnic, or you can light a barbecue if you walk down to Hohnegg. 

Trotti bikes

You can hire these fun scooter bikes and enjoy a thrilling descent from Hannign to Saas-Fee. The 5.5km natural road takes you through magnificent landscapes on your rapid route down to the valley.


Directions

You can walk from your Saas-Fee hotel to the cable car station, with regular departures throughout the day. 

More excursions in the region

The mountain excursions are second to none in this beautiful region. The excellent network of cable cars and funiculars will transport you to a wide choice of delightful sightseeing areas with spectacular views. Wherever you choose to visit, you will find unforgettable alpine landscapes.

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Your choice of resorts

Our Valais resorts include Zermatt and Saas-Fee, both picturesque villages perched high up in the Alps. Closer to sea level is the historic trading town of Brig, with access to scenic rail journeys, lovely walks and the amazing Aletsch Glacier. 

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