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Hike from Bettmeralp to Riederalp via the Aletsch Promenade

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  • Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Bettmeralp über die Aletschpromenade zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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A paved path, hardly any gradients and even lit at night: the Aletsch Promenade connects Bettmeralp with Riederalp and is an easy walk that anyone can manage.
open
easy
Distance 3.1 km
1:00 h
52 m
51 m
The starting point of this hike is Bettmeralp cable car mountain station. From here you head west along the Aletsch Promenade, which is paved and therefore wheelchair accessible. There is virtually no climb to the destination of the hike – the Riederalp mountain station. Benches along the Aletsch Promenade invite you to rest a while and enjoy the view. By the way, the Aletsch Promenade is lit at night! So it’s also ideal for an evening stroll.

Author’s recommendation

Out and about with kids? The Hobbyland playground is a great place to let your kids really let off steam!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: May 04, 2021
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Highest point
1,929 m
Lowest point
1,878 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
2'647'619E 1'137'407N
DD
46.386347, 8.057662
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137406
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Destination

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car West

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car - Golmenegg - Riederalp Mitte - Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car West

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
2'647'619E 1'137'407N
DD
46.386347, 8.057662
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137406
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

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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
52 m
Descent
51 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Family friendly Refreshment stops available Disability access Suitable for strollers Point to Point

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