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From Riederalp on the Moränenweg to Bettmerhorn

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Leisurely hike with a great view over the Great Aletsch Glacier, Riederalp and Bettmeralp
closed
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
3:30 h
742 m
11 m
2,647 m
1,905 m
A clear view of the Great Aletsch Glacier on one side, with the sun plateau, Riederalp and Bettmeralp on the other. On this wonderful hike along the mountain ridge, it'll be hard to take your eyes off the stunning scenery.

Author’s recommendation

The exhibition and alpine garden at the Nature Conservation Centre in Villa Cassel on Riederfurka are well worth seeing! Be sure to plan a visit!
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,647 m
Lowest point
1,905 m
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Safety information

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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. 

Tips and hints

Start

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'736E 1'136'490N
DD
46.378223, 8.033093
DMS
46°22'41.6"N 8°01'59.1"E
UTM
32T 425642 5136526
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Destination

Bettmerhorn

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte - Riederalp West - Riederfurka - Moränenweg - Moosfluh - Bettmerhorn

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'736E 1'136'490N
DD
46.378223, 8.033093
DMS
46°22'41.6"N 8°01'59.1"E
UTM
32T 425642 5136526
w3w 
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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 

Book recommendations for this region:

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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)   

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
742 m
Descent
11 m
Highest point
2,647 m
Lowest point
1,905 m
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