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Hike from Fieschertal to Fiescheralp via Matt

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A steep path winds its way in serpentines from the valley up to the sunny plateau. You’ll enjoy the unique view even more after completing this challenging climb.
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moderate
Distance 6.5 km
3:10 h
1,104 m
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2,212 m
1,109 m
Starting at the playground in Fieschertal, cross the Wysswasser river and follow the path that winds through the forest up towards Bärg. From there, the route continues to climb in steep serpentines up to Matt. Once you reach Geissbode, the greater part of the climb (around 1,100m) is behind you. The final section takes you westwards  on a relatively level path straight across the sunny plateau to Fiescheralp. From there, take the cable car back down to Fiesch and return to Fieschertal by PostBus.

Author’s recommendation

Round off the tour with a view of the Great Aletsch Glacier! Take the cable car up to the Eggishorn view point and enjoy the panoramic vista there.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,212 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Eggishorn

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

Fieschertal (1,108 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'141E 1'141'711N
DD
46.424565, 8.142953
DMS
46°25'28.4"N 8°08'34.6"E
UTM
32T 434146 5141578
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Destination

Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fieschertal – Bärg – Matt – Geissbode – Fiescheralp

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then catch the PostBus to Fieschertal. 

Getting there

Leave Cantonal Road 19 at the Fiesch exit, then follow Fieschertalstrasse to Fieschertal. 

Parking

There are limited parking spaces (charges apply) at the village square in Fieschertal. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'141E 1'141'711N
DD
46.424565, 8.142953
DMS
46°25'28.4"N 8°08'34.6"E
UTM
32T 434146 5141578
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)   

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Rating

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Oliver Maassen 
October 12, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 11, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
1,104 m
Highest point
2,212 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
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