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Hike from Fiesch to Mörel-Filet via Martisberg and Goppisberg

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Superb scenery and charming Valais villages: this beautiful hike across the sunny valley slope is thoroughly enjoyable.
open
moderate
Distance 15.6 km
5:00 h
555 m
847 m
The hike begins in Fiesch. At the Fieschertal/Bahnhof turn-off, continue in the direction of Wiler, and where the trails cross in Birchi, continue towards Fiescheralp. After a short while, you reach the Laggeraweg trail, which you follow through meadows and woods as far as a bridge and the turn-off to Martisberg. After climbing up to Martisberg, the route continues on relatively level terrain: the route along the sunny valley slope takes you past the idyllic Valais villages of Betten Dorf, Goppisberg and Greich with their typical blackened larchwood houses. For the last section – the descent to Mörel-Filet – you have two options: you can hike down into the valley either via Ried-Mörel or via Breiten. Then take the train back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

The Valais villages along the route are charming and idyllic. Be sure to leave time for a quick tour of each!
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Update: April 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,391 m
Lowest point
760 m
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Safety information

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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

Fiesch, railway station (1,051 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'435E 1'139'346N
DD
46.403345, 8.133488
DMS
46°24'12.0"N 8°08'00.6"E
UTM
32T 433393 5139228
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Destination

Mörel-Filet, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch – Laggeraweg – Martisberg – Betten Dorf – Goppisberg – Greich – Ried-Mörel oder Breiten – Mörel-Filet

Note


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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
2'653'435E 1'139'346N
DD
46.403345, 8.133488
DMS
46°24'12.0"N 8°08'00.6"E
UTM
32T 433393 5139228
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)

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
moderate
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
555 m
Descent
847 m
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