Summer in the Alps between a sea of ice and a fairy-tale forest
At the heart of the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site, the impressive 23km-long Aletsch Glacier can be experienced from right up close, with guided tours of the gigantic ice flow starting from the car-free high-altitude plateau of the sun-drenched Aletsch Arena.
The car-free mountain villages of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp enjoy a majestic location, high up on the sunny plateau of the Aletsch Arena in the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage site. They offer an impressive view of the longest ice flow in the Alps as well as some 40 four-thousand-metre peaks! The cable car journey up from the valley takes less than ten minutes, passing through the charming historic municipalities of Mörel-Filet, Lax, Fiesch and Fieschertal on its way to a host of fully accessible summer escapes, including crystal-clear mountain lakes and magical energy spots, icy adventure tours on the 23-kilometre long Aletsch Glacier, 1,000-year-old Swiss stone pines in the fairy-tale forest of Aletsch, countless kids’ programmes and the sensational panoramas from the Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn viewpoints.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful and varied trail through Rhone Valley for experienced hikers
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.