Scex Rouge–Sanetsch

The world of “Ice and Water”

The varied route follows the source of the Saane and leads from the Scex Rouge mountain station over the glacier via Quille du Diable to the Sanetsch Pass and Sanetschsee. Enjoy a unique experience into the world of water and ice as well as a diverse flora and fauna amidst the rocky landscape. The mighty Valais Alps from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn form an overwhelmingly beautiful background. The hike is suitable from July to September, depending on conditions.

In summer, it is possible to make a loop by taking the Glacier 3000 cable car to Scex Rouge, then walk to Sanetsch, take the Sanetsch - Innergsteig gondola, walk 20 min to the Gsteig bus stop, and take the postal bus back to Col du Pillon. During busy periods, there may be a long wait to get back down to Gsteig. Arriving later than 3:40 pm at the Sanetsch does not guarantee the possibility to take the last bus to the Col du Pillon.

Combined Ticket Ice & Water: 

Adults CHF 81,40, children 41,70, SBB half fare or GA  45,70
The following cable cars are included in the price: Col du Pillon - Cabane - Scex Rouge and Sanetsch - Gsteig, as well as the Postauto Gsteig - Col du Pillon.


Scex Rouge (2’940 m)
Quille du Diable (2’908 m)
Sanetsch (2’062 m)
13 km
5,5 h (mostly downhill)
mid-July – October
the first part is a steep alpine route
the second part is a steep mountain trail