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E-MTB Tour Riederalp - Märjela

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This E-MTB tour offers more than just sheer biking fun! The tour across the entire Aletsch plateau also promises a variety of landscapes and spectacular views to enjoy.
Open
moderate
Distance 24.5 km
2:30 h
675 m
675 m
2,361 m
1,878 m
The starting point for this varied e-bike tour is Riederalp Mitte mountain railway station. Head along the paved Aletsch Promenade towards Bettmeralp, taking in the fantastic views of the mountain ranges on the opposite side. After passing through the village, a strenuous climb up to Wurzenbord awaits you. Or, alternatively, you can take the Wurzenbord chairlift to the top. From there the trail continues pretty much on the level to Fiescheralp. There you tackle the ascent to the Tälligrat Tunnel, where a magnificent view of the Fiesch Glacier awaits you. After passing through the tunnel, you arrive at Lake Märjelensee. Tip: Take some time and walk down to the edge of the glacier to admire the Great Aletsch Glacier. The return route follows the same route until just before Bettmeralp, where you turn off to the right before reaching the village. Ride up to the idyllic Lake Bettmersee and keep going via Gopplerlücke and Golmenegg back to Riederalp Mitte mountain station.

Author’s recommendation

Fortify yourself for the return journey at the Gletscherstube! Then you’ll also have the necessary power for the downhill experience of the Wurzenbord Flow Trail.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: June 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,361 m
Lowest point
1,878 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Buffet Restaurant und Pizzeria
Restaurant Sportzentrum Bachtla
Restaurant Bättmerhitta
Gletscherstube
Restaurant Alpenlodge Kühboden
Restaurant Alpina
Restaurant Alpenrose
Restaurant Edelweiss
Restaurant Bergfreund
Restaurant Panorama
Restaurant Walliserstube
Restaurant-Hotel Eggishorn
Restaurant Alpfrieden
Restaurant Lusa
Restaurant-Boutique Hotel Alpina
Restaurant-Hotel Jungfrau
Bergdohle

Safety information

Use only the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers, plants and animals. Hikers always have right of way. Assess your skill and fitness level realistically. Riding the various routes is always at your own risk.

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Riederalp Mitte, mountain railway station (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'746E 1'136'491N
DD
46.378238, 8.033226
DMS
46°22'41.7"N 8°01'59.6"E
UTM
32T 425652 5136527
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Destination

Riederalp Mitte, mountain railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte, mountain railway station - Golmenegg - Goppisberg - Bettmeralp - Wurzenbord (Bättmerhitta) - Fiescheralp - Lake Märjelen - Fiescheralp - Bettmersee - Gopplerlücke - Golmenegg -Riederalp Mitte, mountain railway station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch station(ÖV-Hub). Take the Fiesch cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Riederalp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp. 

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'746E 1'136'491N
DD
46.378238, 8.033226
DMS
46°22'41.7"N 8°01'59.6"E
UTM
32T 425652 5136527
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic equipment for mountain biking
  • Bicycle helmet (poss. enduro or full-face helmet)
  • Cycling gloves, elbow and knee pads (poss. back and shin protectors)
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear (poss. MTB shoes with ankle protection)
  • Clothing using a multi-layer system with moisture wicking
  • Backpack (with rain cover)
  • Sun, rain and wind protection (hat, sunscreen, waterproof and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Cash
  • Navigation device / map and compass
  • Sufficient provisions and drinking water

Technical equipment

  • Air or CO2 pump with cartridges
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Spare inner tube
  • Chain rivet
  • Allen key
  • Handlebar mount for mobile phone/satnav
  • Bicycle lock

Where applicable, a roadworthy (e-)mountain bike with plenty of suspension travel, a bell, front and rear lights and spoke reflectors.

The lists for “basic equipment” and “technical equipment” do not claim to be complete and only serve as suggestions for what you should pack.

For your own safety, you should carefully read all instructions for the proper use and maintenance of your machine.

Please make sure that your equipment complies with local laws and does not contain any prohibited items.


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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
675 m
Descent
675 m
Highest point
2,361 m
Lowest point
1,878 m
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