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Hike from Fiescheralp to Riederalp via Herrenweg and Aletschpromenade

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Explore impressive panoramas and all three villages of the sunny plateau. There is much to experience on this wonderful pleasure hike which isn’t too demanding either.
closed
easy
Distance 7.9 km
2:30 h
57 m
340 m
2,218 m
1,878 m
From Fiesch, take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. Continue from there in a westerly direction along the level path via Laxeralp to the Bättmer Hitta restaurant. The route continues downhill from here: you’ll reach Bettmeralp after a few minutes’ walk, crossing through it until you arrive at the cable car mountain station on the western edge of the village. You’ll pass the Maria zum Schnee chapel and typical Valais chalets on the way. From the edge of the village, continue along the Aletsch Promenade towards Riederalp West. Once the beautiful mountain forest is behind you, you’ll find yourself on open terrain. For the rest of the hike, you’ll be able to enjoy the impressive panorama  of the Mischabel group, the Matterhorn, the Weisshorn, down into the Rhone valley and on to Riederalp West. From Riederalp, take the cable car down to Mörel and the train back to Fiesch. Tip: The Bettmeralp – Riederalp route section is paved and lit at night. So it’s quite possible to hike it in the late evening.

Author’s recommendation

The homemade cream slices in the Bättmer-Hitta are simply gorgeous. They’re a delicacy you must definitely try!
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Update: December 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2,218 m
Lowest point
1,878 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

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car (2,211 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'651'087E 1'140'421N
DD
46.413197, 8.103081
DMS
46°24'47.5"N 8°06'11.1"E
UTM
32T 431068 5140349
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Destination

Riederalp, top station of the gondola west

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiescheralp – Restaurant Bättmer-Hitta - Bettmeralp – Riederalp

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
2'651'087E 1'140'421N
DD
46.413197, 8.103081
DMS
46°24'47.5"N 8°06'11.1"E
UTM
32T 431068 5140349
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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
340 m
Highest point
2,218 m
Lowest point
1,878 m
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