The Meditative Trail
Best for: finding your zen
The challenge here is less physical and more about stilling your mind, with this easy, circular route serving as an idyllic reminder of just how therapeutic reconnecting with nature can be. Setting off from the bus station in Saas-Fee, you'll walk north, up to a high plateau above the Saas Valley. From here you'll look out over traditional, old Valais barns, and dreamy views of some of the valley's 18 4,000m peaks. The trail then takes in the 1687-built chapel 'Zur Hohen Stiege'. Stop for some quiet contemplation at the same spot where shepherds once worshipped at a shrine of the Virgin Mary, before getting back on the flower-flanked path, which ends in Saas-Grund.
Insider tip: This route suits all levels, so feel free to bring the whole multi-generational travel gang along.
Getting there: Take the train to Visp, then change for the PostBus towards Saas-Fee. The walk starts directly from the bus station.