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Hike from Bettmerhorn to Riederalp via Riederfurka

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  • Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn über die Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn über die Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn über die Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn über die Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Michael Portmann, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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A leisurely, enjoyable hike along the mountain ridge with some unbeatable highlights. Enjoy fabulous vistas from the view points and earn interesting facts in the exhibitions.
closed
moderate
Distance 7.5 km
2:40 h
78 m
805 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, walk through Bettmeralp village as far as the valley station of the Bettmerhorn cable car. It’s then just a few minutes by gondola up to Bettmerhorn view point – a magnificent lookout point and the start of the hike. Before you set off, we recommend visiting the free exhibition “Bettmerhorn Glacier World”, right inside the mountain station. From Bettmerhorn you then hike westwards along the mountain ridge via Hohbalm and Biel, until you reach the mountain station of Gletscherbahn Moosfluh and the second view point of the tour. Once again you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the Valais mountain panorama. From here you follow the adventure trail/ridge path over Hohfluh to Riederfurka, where Villa Cassel, home to the Pro Natura Centre Aletsch, is located. The last stage takes you from Riederfurka down to Riederalp.

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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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: October 29, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,652 m
Lowest point
1,923 m
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  • 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 (2,652 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'649'106E 1'140'108N
DD
46.410534, 8.077286
DMS
46°24'37.9"N 8°04'38.2"E
UTM
32T 429082 5140075
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Destination

Riederalp, top station west of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Gondelbahn Talstation Bettmerhorn – Bettmerhorn – Moosfluh – Hohfluh – Riederfurka – Riederalp West

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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
2'649'106E 1'140'108N
DD
46.410534, 8.077286
DMS
46°24'37.9"N 8°04'38.2"E
UTM
32T 429082 5140075
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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
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
805 m
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