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Circular hike from Fiesch via Goms-Bridge, Chäserstatt, Ernen and back

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  • Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung über die Goms-Bridge nach Chäserstatt
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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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 12.6 km
4:45 h
843 m
843 m
Starting at the Hotel du Glacier in Fiesch, make your way to Aletsch Zoo and continue on the Bregeraweg trail 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). The path now leads west across sloping meadows until you join the road leading to Chäserstatt. At the first bend, take the hiking trail through Mühlebach forest. There’s a fantastic view waiting for you in Chäserstatt! For the return journey, take the path to Mühlebach below Restaurant Chäserstatt. From there, 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. 

Author’s recommendation

Take a break at Restaurant Chäserstatt and enjoy the view of the Aletsch Arena, Bellwald and the Rhone valley from its sunny terrace.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
1,007 m
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Rest Stop

Chäserstatt Hut

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 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, Hotel du Glacier (1,052 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'520E 1'139'340N
DD
46.403289, 8.134599
DMS
46°24'11.8"N 8°08'04.6"E
UTM
32T 433478 5139221
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Destination

Fiesch, Hotel du Glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Gibelegg – Fürgangen – Mühlebach – Chäserstatt – Mühlebach – Ernen – Ärnerfäld – 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 (Hotel du Glacier) in the village center.

Getting there

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

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) by the Hotel du Glacier.
  • Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'520E 1'139'340N
DD
46.403289, 8.134599
DMS
46°24'11.8"N 8°08'04.6"E
UTM
32T 433478 5139221
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
12.6 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
843 m
Descent
843 m
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