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Hike from Fiesch to Bellwald via St. Anna Chapel

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Shady woods, broad meadows and, in the St. Anna Chapel, a spiritual place for a brief moment of contemplation. Relaxed hiking at its finest!
open
easy
Distance 3.8 km
2:00 h
497 m
0 m
The starting point of the hike is Aletsch Zoo at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car. Set off along the Bregeraweg until it meets the hiking trail towards Bellwald. This trail then takes you uphill through beautiful shady woods via Gibelegga towards Fürgangen and on to the St. Anna Chapel. From there you walk across meadows to Bellwald. Take the Bellwald-Fürgangen cable car back into the valley to Fürgangen. There you catch the train back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

 Fancy an adrenaline buzz? Make a detour to the Goms Bridge in Fürgangen. The 280m-long suspension bridge crosses the Rhone at a height of 92m.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: April 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,557 m
Lowest point
1,059 m
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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 and hints

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

Start

Fiesch, Aletsch Zoo, valley station of aerial cable car Fiesch-Eggishorn (1,059 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'629E 1'139'478N
DD
46.404518, 8.136023
DMS
46°24'16.3"N 8°08'09.7"E
UTM
32T 433589 5139356
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Destination

Bellwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Gibelegga – St. Annakapelle - Bellwald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to the starting point of the tour at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'629E 1'139'478N
DD
46.404518, 8.136023
DMS
46°24'16.3"N 8°08'09.7"E
UTM
32T 433589 5139356
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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)   

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
497 m
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