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From Ried-Mörel via Greich and Goppisberg to Breiten

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Map / From Ried-Mörel via Greich and Goppisberg to Breiten
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Forests, meadows, Valais villages, amazing views and even playgrounds for the kids. This hike below the sunny plateau of the Aletsch Arena is a real hit with families.

closed
moderate
6.8 km
2:30 h
232 m
656 m

From Mörel-Filet, take the gondola up to the middle station in Ried-Mörel. Follow the path along the Grosser Graben. Cross the gorge once you’re level with Greich, which is on the other side of the Grosser Graben. The path is narrow but easily walkable. From Greich, continue past the striking middle station of the Mörel-Riederalp cable car in the direction of Goppisberg. The path runs above the road, then between avalanche barriers and through a forest until it rejoins the road just before Goppisberg. Follow the road for around 100 metres, then take the gravel path that branches off right and continues down to Goppisberg. You then hike back to Mörel-Filet via Breiten.

Author’s recommendation

Out and about with kids? The little ones can let off steam at the playgrounds in Ried-Mörel, Greich and Mörel-Filet.

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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: November 20, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1385 m
Lowest point
764 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Alpenblick

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

Ried-Mörel, cable car middle station in Ried-Mörel (1187 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.359888, 8.034311
UTM
32T 425710 5134487

Destination

Mörel, valley station of the gondola cableway

Turn-by-turn directions

Ried-Mörel – Greich – Goppisberg – Breiten – Mörel-Filet

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 Ried-Mörel from there.

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 Ried-Mörel.

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
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
232 m
Descent
656 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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