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Circular hike from Mörel-Filet to Tunetschalp and back

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  • Rundwanderung von Mörel-Filet zur Tunetschalp und zurück
    / Rundwanderung von Mörel-Filet zur Tunetschalp und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von Mörel-Filet zur Tunetschalp und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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An enjoyable and impressively varied hike: alongside the diverse vegetation and the natural and cultural landscapes, the experience is enriched by three cultural and themed trails.
closed
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
3:30 h
647 m
647 m
1,382 m
741 m
From Mörel-Filet station, make the brief climb to the main road and continue in a westerly direction to the Parking Aletsch. Follow the narrow path down to the Mörel power plant and cross the young Rhone. Make your way through the shady Lägundwald forest and up to Zen Achru. The path carries on along the Tunetschflüe via Erlis, climbing through meadows until you pass briefly through the forest and reach the alpine pastures of Tunetschalp. There are three cultural and themed trails here that make for interesting and educational tours: the Kapellenweg, the Nieschrundweg and the Kalkofenweg. An old sledge run, once used as a quick transport route, leads steeply downhill back into the valley and the neighbourhood of Filet. From there, it’s just a few minutes’ walk back to Mörel-Filet station.

Author’s recommendation

The cultural and themed trails on Tunetschalp are interesting and educational. Plan a tour or two into your hiking route!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,382 m
Lowest point
741 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

Mörel, railway station (759 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'825E 1'134'062N
DD
46.356306, 8.047014
DMS
46°21'22.7"N 8°02'49.3"E
UTM
32T 426683 5134078
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Destination

Mörel, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Mörel-Filet – Zen Achru – Erlis – Tunetschalp – Bawald - Filet – Mörel-Filet

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, on foot to the start of the tour.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'825E 1'134'062N
DD
46.356306, 8.047014
DMS
46°21'22.7"N 8°02'49.3"E
UTM
32T 426683 5134078
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)  

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
647 m
Descent
647 m
Highest point
1,382 m
Lowest point
741 m
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