Great Aletsch Glacier, landscape shaped by ice, idyllic Märjelensee: this spectacular adventure hike has plenty of highlights, but good physical fitness is a must.
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!
Plan a break at the Gletscherstube! It’s a wonderful place to fortify yourself for the long return hike back over the sunny plateau.
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