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Circular hike from Fiesch over the Goms-Bridge to Ernen and back

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  • Rundwanderung von Fiesch über die Goms-Bridge nach Ernen und zurück
    Rundwanderung von Fiesch über die Goms-Bridge nach Ernen und zurück
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You’ll need a head for heights to cross the 280m-long Goms-Bridge suspension bridge. It’s the highlight of this easy tour and offers amazing views.
Open
moderate
Distance 7.5 km
2:25 h
306 m
307 m
1,258 m
1,007 m
From the public transport hub in Fiesch, walk towards the old valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car and follow the Bregeraweg towards Fieschertal. After the railway crossing, take the path that branches off right and continue via Gibelegg and the Äbiwald forest to Fürgangen. Take the underpass and head to the Goms suspension bridge (which is accessible to wheelchair users and cyclists). From Mühlebach you can either continue alongside the water channel and through the meadows and fields, or via Mosshubel past the gallows to Ernen. Follow the path across Ärnerfäld down to the power station and cross the young Rhone before arriving at the starting point of the tour again. 

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Aletsch Arena
Update: June 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
1,258 m
Lowest point
1,007 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.

 Crossing the Goms Bridge 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
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Fiesch, train station (1,056 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'507E 1'139'633N
DD
46.405921, 8.134460
DMS
46°24'21.3"N 8°08'04.1"E
UTM
32T 433471 5139513
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Destination

Fiesch, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Gibelegg – Fürgangen – Mühlebach – Ernen – Ärnerfäld – Fiesch

Note


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Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to across the public parking to the beginning of the tour.

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
2'653'507E 1'139'633N
DD
46.405921, 8.134460
DMS
46°24'21.3"N 8°08'04.1"E
UTM
32T 433471 5139513
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

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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
7.5 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
307 m
Highest point
1,258 m
Lowest point
1,007 m
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