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Circular hike along the Wysswasser from Fiesch to Fieschertal and back

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m 1150 1100 1050 5 4 3 2 1 km Fieschertal, Dorfplatz
A beautiful, easy hike along the Wysswasser river. Thanks to a barrier-free wheelchair path, the first part of this hike is also easily accessible to wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility.
open
easy
Distance 5.5 km
1:40 h
60 m
60 m
The hike starts at the car park of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car, For the journey out to Fieschertal, take the wheelchair path. The broad, gently climbing trail leads along the west bank of the Wysswasser glacier river to Fieschertal village square. You’ll pass the the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway viaduct, the Blätz children’s ski lift and Fieschertal’s large playground on your way. The barrier-free path means wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility can enjoy the landscape too. You’ll then make the journey home on the Bregeraweg trail on the other side of the river. Hike back to Fiesch, passing by the hamlet of Wichel and through Hämischbode. The path leads through a wonderfully shady forest and follows the Wysswasser river during its final stretch. There is a short, gentle climb to tackle on this section of the route before you arrive at Aletsch Zoo. Alternatively, you can make the journey from Fieschertal back to Fiesch by PostBus.

Author’s recommendation

The perfect place to stop for a rest for young and old alike: Fieschertal has an amazing playground with a barbecue area. Ideal for family hikes!
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Update: April 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,110 m
Lowest point
1,051 m
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Safety information

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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. 

  • 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
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Fiesch, parking space of aerial cable car Fiesch Eggishorn (1,051 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'601E 1'139'630N
DD
46.405885, 8.135686
DMS
46°24'21.2"N 8°08'08.5"E
UTM
32T 433565 5139508
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Destination

Fieschertal, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Fieschertal – Fiesch

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to the start of the tour at the parking space of aerial cable car Fiesch Eggishorn.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, follow Furkastrasse as far as the parking facilities.

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'601E 1'139'630N
DD
46.405885, 8.135686
DMS
46°24'21.2"N 8°08'08.5"E
UTM
32T 433565 5139508
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)  

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
60 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Suitable for strollers Accessibility

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