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Travel Blogs from Saas-Fee
Surprisingly hard day. 19 miles is about average and I thought it would be just down the valley. But the route kept going up the side of the valley, then along for half a mile or so before dropping back down. As compensation there was not a cloud all day. Temperature probably about 24 degrees so would have been really pleasant to just stroll along a flat route. Anyway I made it to a campsite only to find it just opened at weekends in September. Let me stay though. He ...
... predictions of rain so it was a great beginning.
For starters, the train journey was wonderful.Most Swiss trains have panoramic windows and switzerland has the best views in the world so the train journey was very enjoyable.
We checked into our hotel which was really good. We had a hige balcony with a lovely view of the matterhorn.
We immediately set out after ...
... The sky was still a sheet of cloud!
We walked back down to the station and asked the lady in Tourist information what she thought the weather would do on the top of the Gornergrat, 1500m above us. She pulled up the webcam that sits on the top of the Gornergrat and turned the screen to face us - the skies were blue, with not a cloud in sight! It is one of those situations where your head is not believing what your eyes are telling ...
... of our bikes are standing proud. Other than some small electric vehicles, this village is car free; this was a decision taken by the village when the road from Saas Grund was built in 1951, connecting the two.
Saas Fee is a skiing mecca. With 3 cable cars, 1 cog railway , 5 gondolas, 2 chairlifts and 11 T-bar lifts, there is no excuse for not being able to get up high. Any place that is good for skiers is normally a hiking paradise ...
... around waiting to be melted by the summer sun. Slowly hiking, tree roots create natures steps while wet mouldy leaves and slug looking pine cones become our carpet, we feel like two ancient explorers on the verge of discovery.
Wshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh discovery indeed, the pounding waterfall consistently roars, the pathway leading us through the mist behind the wall of water. Looking through the gaps sunlight starts to sparkle through, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility