Fabulous hike through the protected Aletsch Forest with views of the Great Aletsch Glacier at Silbersand. At Lake Grünsee you can see how big the enormous ice flow once was.
Starting at Riederalp West mountain station, head up to Riederfurka. From there, follow the trail through Teiffewald forest to Lake Grünsee. Now proceed eastwards to Silbersand – the destination of the hike, with its magnificent views of the Great Aletsch Glacier. The return route takes you along the Lower Aletsch Trail through the protected Aletsch Forest with its stone pines, some of which are over 900 years old, up to Riederfurka. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Pro Natura Centre in the imposing Villa Cassel before tackling the last stage of the hike downhill to Riederalp.
Please note: due to renovation work in the summer of 2019, activities at Villa Cassel are restricted, but you can still book the excursions and visit the alpine garden.
About 80 years ago, the area around Lake Grünsee was still covered by glacial ice. The markers and information boards there provide information about this.
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.