Varied landscape, beautiful views and an ancient Valais irrigation channel – a bisse – make this leisurely valley hike a real pleasure.
Distance 6.3 km
Starting at the playground in Fieschertal, the route climbs steeply uphill for a short distance until it joins the Laggeraweg. The level path that crosses the hillside now takes you all the way to Lax. It is the alternation of deciduous and evergreen woodland and rocky terrain, of sunny and shady stretches of trail that makes the Laggeraweg so varied. Again and again along the route there are wonderful views of the villages of Fiesch and Ernen to enjoy. One lovely detail is the disused bisse which runs directly alongside the path in places. In years long past, the people of Valais used the bisses as irrigation channels and to supply drinking water.
Benches along the trail invite you to rest. Take time to catch your breath and soak up the amazing scenery.
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 21, 2021
Best time of year
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.
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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.