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6 days hike suspension bridge trail

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    Photo: Gertschen Pascal, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Gertschen Pascal, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Portmann Michael, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Gertschen Pascal, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: König Monika, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Pfammatter, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Pfammatter, Aletsch Arena AG
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A 6-day hike where you cross 5 suspension bridges. You can expect pure thrills and a multi-day hike of around 31 hours and 87 km in length.
open
moderate
Distance 86 km
31:00 h
4,830 m
3,582 m

6 days hike |31 h | 87 km | 4830 Hm | 3582 Hm

Day 1: Bitsch –  suspension bridge Massegga – Geimen – Blatten – Belalp (Aletschbord) - 5 h | 11.5 km | 1492 Hm | 59 Hm

Day 2: Belalp (Aletschbord) – suspension bridge Belalp – Riederalp – Riederfurka – Riederalp - 3.45 h | 9.5 km | 560 Hm | 792 Hm

Day 3: Riederalp – Riederfurka – Hohfluh – Moosfluh – Panoramaweg – Märjelensee – (Tunnel) – Fiescheralp -6 h | 17.5 km | 813 Hm | 504 Hm

Day 4: Fiescheralp – Unneres Tälli – Gletscherstube – Märjelenwang – Burghütte – suspension bridge Aspi-Titter – Ried – Bellwald - 5.30 h | 14 km | 505 Hm | 1081 Hm

Day 5: Bellwald – Fürgangen –  suspension bridge Fürgangen-Mühlebach "Goms Bridge" – Mühlebach – Niederwald  (Waldweg) –  Reckingen - 5.15 h | 18 km | 508 Hm | 804 Hm

Day 6: Reckingen – (Waldweg) – Ulrichen – suspension bridge Bodmer-Brücke – Ladstafel - 5.30 h | 16.5 km | 952 Hm | 342 Hm

Author’s recommendation

The Aletsch–Goms suspension bridges – hiking with a thrilling twist

These bridges must be crossed. 5 bridges, all with 1 goal: adventure at heady heights. A thrilling hike that gets the adrenaline pumping.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,489 m
Lowest point
698 m
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Safety information

Summer sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.  

  • Crossing the bridges requires sure-footedness and a head for heights.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page. 
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

 

www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Bitsch (697 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'414E 1'131'752N
DD
46.335696, 8.015462
DMS
46°20'08.5"N 8°00'55.7"E
UTM
32T 424227 5131817
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Destination

Ladstafel

Turn-by-turn directions

Bitsch – Hängebrücke Massegga – Geimen – Blatten – Belalp (Aletschbord) – Hängebrücke Belalp – Riederalp – Riederfurka – Riederalp Riederfurka – Hohfluh – Moosfluh – Panoramaweg – Märjelensee – (Tunnel) – Fiescheralp – Unneres Tälli – Gletscherstube – Märjelenwang – Burghütte – Hängebrücke Aspi-Titter – Ried – Bellwald - Fürgangen – Hängebrücke Fürgangen-Mühlebach "Goms Bridge" – Mühlebach – Niederwald  (Waldweg) –  Reckingen - (Waldweg) – Ulrichen – Hängebrücke Bodmer-Brücke – Ladstafel (For the way back we recommend the courses of Post-Auto).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Bitsch, on foot to the start of the tour.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Bitsch exit.

Parking

Please inform yourself on site about the parking possibilities.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'414E 1'131'752N
DD
46.335696, 8.015462
DMS
46°20'08.5"N 8°00'55.7"E
UTM
32T 424227 5131817
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher

Equipment

We recommend:  

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
86 km
Duration
31:00 h
Ascent
4,830 m
Descent
3,582 m
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