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Hike: Bettmeralp to Betten Dorf via Weiden and Martisberg

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Map / Hike: Bettmeralp to Betten Dorf via Weiden and Martisberg
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So pretty, so peaceful: hiking this wonderfully unspoilt, blossoming and idyllic natural landscape is an incredibly beautiful and touching experience.
open
moderate
Distance 9.5 km
3:00 h
74 m
803 m

From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, set off in an easterly direction, passing the Maria zum Schnee Chapel and some typical Valais chalets before continuing through Bettmeralp. Then hike through Baschweri Adventure Park and through the forest before taking the Weiden/Martisberg turn-off. The descent towards Martisberg leads through a particularly beautiful and idyllic landscape: you’ll see cows grazing in fields blossoming with all kinds of colourful flowers, as well as magnificent larch forests and springtime pastures all along the way. Once you arrive in Martisberg, cross the village and take the path through Baderwald forest to Betten Dorf. Beautiful views of the Rhone valley accompany you throughout this part of the hike. Back in Betten village, the cable car takes you back to Bettmeralp or down to Betten valley station.

Tip: The Martisberg region was chosen for a biodiversity project by Forst Aletsch thanks to its unspoilt character and abundance of species.

Author’s recommendation

The landscapes of Martisberg and Betten Dorf are dominated by typical Valais chalets. Be sure to plan a tour of both villages!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: May 28, 2021
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Highest point
1,995 m
Lowest point
1,192 m
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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

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (1,923 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'616E 1'137'401N
DD
46.386291, 8.057622
DMS
46°23'10.6"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427539 5137400
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Destination

Betten Dorf (village)

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp – Seilpark Baschweri – Weiden – Martisberg – Betten Dorf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'616E 1'137'401N
DD
46.386291, 8.057622
DMS
46°23'10.6"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427539 5137400
w3w 
///grand.laminated.worldwide
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
9.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
74 m
Descent
803 m
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