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From Riederalp on the Moränenweg to Bettmerhorn

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m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 8 6 4 2 km Pro Natura Zentrum Aletsch View Point Bettmerhorn Selfservice Riederfurka View Point Moosfluh Aletsch Arena … Riederalp

Leisurely hike with a great view over the Great Aletsch Glacier, Riederalp and Bettmeralp
open
moderate
9.2 km
3:30 h
742 m
11 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
Updated: July 17, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2647 m
Lowest point
1905 m
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Rest Stop

Riederfurka Self-Service Restaurant

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. 

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG

Furkastrasse 39

CH-3983 Mörel-Filet

Tel.: +41 27 928 58 58

Fax: +41 27 928 58 59

E-Mail: info@aletscharena.ch

Internet: www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car (1910 m)
Coordinates:
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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

DD
46.378223, 8.033093
DMS
46°22'41.6"N 8°01'59.1"E
UTM
32T 425642 5136526
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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 

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)   

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
742 m
Descent
11 m
Round trip Scenic Family friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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