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Circular hike from Moosfluh to Riederalp via Märjelensee

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  • Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Märjelensee
    Photo: Konrad Bernd, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Moosfluh via Märjelensee zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Bar-Buvette Moosfluh Berghütte Gletscherstube View Point Moosfluh Aletsch Bahnen … Fiesch-Eggishorn Bergstation Riederalp West

Great Aletsch Glacier, landscape shaped by ice, idyllic Märjelensee: this spectacular adventure hike has plenty of highlights, but good physical fitness is a must.

closed
difficult
20.3 km
6:15 h
498 m
905 m

Take the Gletscherbahn up to the Moosfluh view point, where the hike starts. Follow the path east to Biel, from where it’s just a short climb to Hohbalm. The trail across the north-facing slopes of Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn to Lake Märjelensee stays at roughly the same altitude. Views of the Great Aletsch Glacier accompany you all along this stretch of the route. The natural landscape formed by the eternal ice can also be clearly seen here. Once you reach Märjelensee, the path turns away from the glacier: the illuminated Tälligrat Tunnel (Obers Tälli) takes you back to the south side, where you walk west across the sunny plateau. From Fiescheralp you follow the Herrenweg trail to Bettmeralp, passing Lake Bettmersee. The Herrenweg then takes you via Gopplerlücke to the mountain station of Riederalp West. Please note: as this route involves a 20km hike, you’ll need to be in good physical shape!

Author’s recommendation

Plan a break at the Gletscherstube! It’s a wonderful place to fortify yourself for the long return hike back over the sunny plateau.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: October 28, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
Hohbalm, 2488 m
Lowest point
1923 m
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Rest Stop

Gondola bar Moosfluh
Mountain hut Gletscherstube

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. 

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)   

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch 
www.aletscharena.ch  

Start

Moosfluh, top station of aerial cable car (2332 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.396246, 8.048166
UTM
32T 426825 5138514

Destination

Riederalp west

Turn-by-turn directions

Moosfluh – Biel – Hohbalm – Roti Chumme – Märjelensee – Tälligrattunnel – Fiescheralp – Herrenweg - Bettmeralp – Gopplerlücke - Riederalp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.

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. 
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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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.3 km
Duration
6:15h
Ascent
498 m
Descent
905 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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