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Hike from Fiesch to Binn via Lax, Hockmatta and the Twingischlucht gorge

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  • Wanderung von Fiesch via Lax über Hockmatta und Twingischlucht nach Binn
    / Wanderung von Fiesch via Lax über Hockmatta und Twingischlucht nach Binn
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von Fiesch via Lax über Hockmatta und Twingischlucht nach Binn
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von Fiesch via Lax über Hockmatta und Twingischlucht nach Binn
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von Fiesch via Lax über Hockmatta und Twingischlucht nach Binn
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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An old trade route, a Roman bridge, tunnels, bizarre rock formations and an imposing gorge. This hike on historic trails is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
open
moderate
Distance 13.3 km
4:30 h
702 m
353 m
From the bridge in Fiesch (at the Fieschertal/Bahnhof turn-off), continue in a westerly direction through Wiler and towards Lax, where the hike begins in earnest. Once there, take the path that leads from Restaurant Bellevue down to the bridge across the Rhone, then continue on the other side of the valley up to Wasen. From here, you’ll be hiking along the historic trade route that stretches from Grengiols to Binn and continues via the Albrun Pass to Italy. First make your way towards Hockmatta, climbing for around two kilometres before crossing the historic Roman bridge. The hike continues uphill towards the Twingischlucht gorge. The path leads past impressive rock formations, through tunnels and over bridges. Wayside crosses provide a reminder that you’re now on the most challenging and dangerous section of this old trade route. After crossing the Twingischlucht gorge, the last part of the hike leads across a road and directly into the mineral village of Binn, where you can take the PostBus back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

Make sure you visit the Lengenbach mineral quarry! You can search for leftover semi-precious stones in the quarried rock at the free “excavation site”. Good luck!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,405 m
Lowest point
987 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 (1,050 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'436E 1'139'363N
DD
46.403504, 8.133512
DMS
46°24'12.6"N 8°08'00.6"E
UTM
32T 433395 5139245
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Destination

Binn

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Wiler – Lax – Hockmatta – Twingischlucht – Binn

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to the start of the tour.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, follow Furkastrasse as far as the parking facilities.

Parking

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'436E 1'139'363N
DD
46.403504, 8.133512
DMS
46°24'12.6"N 8°08'00.6"E
UTM
32T 433395 5139245
w3w 
///rocket.caged.florists
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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Rating

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Brantschen Pamela
June 24, 2018 · Community
Die Tour würde ich in umgekehrter Richtung machen, da die Busverbindung von Binn nach Fiesch zu wünschen lässt. Je nachdem gibt es eine Wartezeit von bis zu 3h.
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Start der Wanderung in Binn
Photo: Brantschen Pamela, Community
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Photo: Brantschen Pamela, Community

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Start der Wanderung in Binn
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
702 m
Descent
353 m
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