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Circular hike around Lake Bettmersee

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  • Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
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  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung um den Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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So close and so beautiful: enjoy an unforgettable summer’s day at Bettmersee, an idyllic mountain lake with a pram-friendly circular hike and a host of leisure activities.
closed
easy
Distance 4.1 km
1:15 h
91 m
91 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, set off in an easterly direction, passing the Maria zum Schnee Chapel and some typical Valais chalets, then continue through the village and up to Lake Bettmersee. It will take around 15 minutes to make the gentle climb to the idyllic mountain lake. Bettmersee is a particularly beautiful corner of the sunny plateau, which you can walk around on a pram-friendly hiking trail. There’s also an excellent choice of leisure activities: benches invite you to rest a while, have a picnic, or do some sunbathing. Feel thoroughly refreshed with a dip in the cool water. Boats are available to rent in good weather every day from mid-July to mid-October, so why not take a spin in a pedalo or a rowboat? If you’re feeling brave you can have a go at stand-up paddle-boarding. There’s also a natural paddling pool for children as well as a beach volleyball court and a barbecue area.

Author’s recommendation

Mountain air makes you hungry! Luckily there’s a barbecue area at Lake Bettmersee. Discover how much fun it is to barbecue at this idyllic location.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,016 m
Lowest point
1,924 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.

  • 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

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (1,924 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'625E 1'137'418N
DD
46.386446, 8.057742
DMS
46°23'11.2"N 8°03'27.9"E
UTM
32T 427548 5137417
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Destination

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car – Dorfplatz – Bettmersee – Dorfplatz – Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'625E 1'137'418N
DD
46.386446, 8.057742
DMS
46°23'11.2"N 8°03'27.9"E
UTM
32T 427548 5137417
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
  • swimwear
  • 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
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.1 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
91 m
Descent
91 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Suitable for strollers Accessibility

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