Winter at the Great Aletsch Glacier 

At a snow-sure altitude on a sunny plateau above the Rhône Valley, the Aletsch Arena is a true paradise for winter sports. Here pleasures range from leisurely nature experience to sportive piste runs and all imaginable!

Aletsch Arena winter walks: hikes in a snowy wonderland

Winter walks are surely the most restful way to discover the magical world of the Aletsch Arena in the snow, and 72 km of well prepared winter walking trails are an inviting prospect.

With the Valais sun warm on your back and surrounded by the sparkling, snow-covered landscape, you won't forget a winter hike in the Aletsch Arena: where else is the hiker rewarded with panoramic views of the 4000-metre Valais peaks and the Great Aletsch Glacier?

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Winter hike from Moosfluh to Riederalp via Riederfurka

The Great Aletsch Glacier, the 4000-metre peaks of Valais, Villa Cassel. On this spectacular panoramic winter hike, it’s one highlight after another.
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Winter hike from Fiescheralp to Riederalp

Idyllic winter scenes and magnificent views of the 4000-metre peaks of Valais. The fantastic winter hiking trail takes you across the whole of the Aletsch Arena’s sunny plateau.
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Winter hike from Bettmeralp to Betten village via Ried and Domo

Relaxed winter hiking, enjoyment of nature and a bit of history: past snow-bound alpine hamlets, you hike down to Betten village with its typical Valais chalets.

The Aletsch Arena: a paradise for hikers

Surely there are few places with more impressive scenery for walkers than Aletsch Arena. What's more, the region is part of the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site  for its very special landscape.

Walkers can enjoy the unique and magnificent mountain landscape wherever they go: on a walk along the Great Aletsch Glacier, on a loop of the three viewpoints looking out over the largest glacier in the Alps and the 4000-metre Valais Alps, or on a ramble through the Aletsch Forest admiring Swiss pines that are as much as 900 years old.

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Hike from Belalp to Riederalp via the suspension bridge

The adrenaline buzz on the suspension bridge, the imposing view of the glacier gate and ancient Swiss stone pines in Aletsch Forest make this hike a truly impressive experience.
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‘Big Three Lakes’ hike: Bettmersee, Blausee, Märjelensee

Three idyllic mountain lakes and the imposing Great Aletsch Glacier: this fantastic circular hike lets you experience the element of water in a particularly impressive form.   
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Circular hike via Aspi-Titter suspension bridge and Goms-Bridge

Two spectacular suspension bridges, typical Valais villages and impressive natural landscapes. Sure-footed hikers with a head for heights can look forward to a real adventure!

Mountain biking: let it roll

A mountain biker's dream. Over 100 km of mountain bike trails with views of one of the most beautiful mountain panoramas in the Alps – Aletsch Arena is hard to beat as a biking destination. What's so great about it: in the most liberating nature experience of the Alps, the trails are also a paradise for nature lovers.
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Stoneman Glaciara mountain-bike route by Roland Stauder

The tour is a real challenge for experienced bikers! The mix of tough sections and fascinating nature is much easier if tackled in individual stages spread over several days.
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Hockmatte round trip past Betten and Bister

A beautiful and varied trail through Rhone Valley for experienced hikers
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Freichi round trip from Fiesch

This challenging cycling trail has a lot to offer: Idyllic villages, the picturesque valley Binntal and a pretty difficult ascent followed by a rapid downhill track.