From Belalp over the suspension bridge to Riederalp
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Hängebrücke Belalp - RiederalpPhoto: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus, Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
The 124-meter-long hanging bridge is a highlight in the Aletsch hiking paradise. The suspension bridge is not merely a convenient connection between Belalp and Riederalp, it crosses the gorge a dizzying 80 meters above the water right in front of the Aletsch glacier’s snout. A truly thrilling and memorable experience.
Once upon a time, one crossed the Aletsch glacier to get from Belalp to Riederalp. However, the glacier’s retreat has rendered this impossible. The suspension bridge that was built in 2008 in cooperation with Pro Natura, the WWF and UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch reestablishes this link.
Visit the Villa Cassel on Riederalp.
The Aletschji ant the Grünsee are idyllic nature spots and invite you to linger.
Rest stopsHotel Belalp
Safety informationDespite the " impossible to miss " markings of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or an emergency, for example.
Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially after bad weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of path impairment when you go on a hike.
Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
Tips and hintsIf you have any questions, please contact:
Belalp Bahnen AG
Blatten - Belalp Tourismus AG
Belalp - Aletschbord - Aletschji- suspension bridge - Grünsee - Kalkofen - Riederfurka - Riederalp
Or: Riederalp - Riederfurka - Kalkofen - Grünsee - suspension bridge - Aletschji - Aletschbord - Belalp
Public-transport-friendlyStart at Belalp:
Travel from Brig by post bus to Blatten bei Naters. From there, take the cable car to Belalp and then start your tour in the direction of Belalp Aletschbord.
Start at Riederalp:
Take the train towards Fiesch and get off in Mörel. From there take the cable car or gondola to Riederalp. Here you then have the option of walking everything or taking the Moosfluh/Hohfluh cable car up and starting from there.
Getting thereArrival by car
From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig
From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig
From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig
Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig
From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.
Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig
Blatten bei Naters
From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.
ParkingPaid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the underground car park in Blatten bei Naters.
There are also various parking facilities available in Mörel.
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.
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