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Hike from Fiescheralp to Bellwald via Burghütte and Aspi-Titter suspension bridge

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  • Fiescheralp - Burghütte Fieschertal - Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke - Bellwald
    / Fiescheralp - Burghütte Fieschertal - Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke - Bellwald
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  • / Fiescheralp - Burghütte Fieschertal - Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke - Bellwald
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  • / Fiescheralp - Burghütte Fieschertal - Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke - Bellwald
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Fiescheralp - Burghütte Fieschertal - Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke - Bellwald
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Roughly 600m downhill on steep terrain, then a suspension bridge to cross: physical fitness and a head for heights are a must on this demanding route!
closed
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
4:50 h
457 m
1,108 m
2,374 m
1,552 m
From the Fiescheralp mountain station, head east to Lake Märjelensee via Salzgäb and Oberes Tälli (through the illuminated tunnel). Once you reach the Gletscherstube mountain restaurant, follow the path via Märjelenwang and Stock down to the Burghütte mountain hut and on to the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. This section of the route is relatively demanding and steep – you’ll need to watch your step. By this point you’ll have covered an altitude difference of roughly 600 metres. You’ll then need a head for heights to get across the suspension bridge. Once you reach the other side, continue downhill via Obflie, Ried and Gasse to Bellwald village centre. From there, take the cable car down to Fürgangen and the train back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

You’ll deserve a rest in the Burghütte after tackling the steep descent! With a little luck, you might even spot an ibex through your binoculars.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,374 m
Lowest point
1,552 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain hut Gletscherstube

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. 

  • Crossing the Aspi-Titter Bridge requires sure-footedness and a head for heights. 
  • 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.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car Fiesch-Eggishorn (2,206 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'651'112E 1'140'440N
DD
46.413371, 8.103410
DMS
46°24'48.1"N 8°06'12.3"E
UTM
32T 431093 5140368
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Destination

Bellwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiescheralp – Märjelensee – Märjelenwang – Burghütte – Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke – Bellwald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp.

Getting there

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

Parking

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'651'112E 1'140'440N
DD
46.413371, 8.103410
DMS
46°24'48.1"N 8°06'12.3"E
UTM
32T 431093 5140368
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

Book recommendations for this region:

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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Rating

5.0
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Réjane Forré Roux
July 27, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? July 25, 2020
Behind Märjelensee
Photo: Réjane Forré Roux, Community
Burghütte
Photo: Réjane Forré Roux, Community

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Behind Märjelensee
Burghütte

Status
closed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
457 m
Descent
1,108 m
Highest point
2,374 m
Lowest point
1,552 m
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