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Hike from Fieschertal via Fiesch to Lax on the “Laggeraweg” trail

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  • Wanderung vom Fieschertal über Fiesch nach Lax via "Laggeraweg"
    / Wanderung vom Fieschertal über Fiesch nach Lax via "Laggeraweg"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Fieschertal über Fiesch nach Lax via "Laggeraweg"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Fieschertal über Fiesch nach Lax via "Laggeraweg"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Varied landscape, beautiful views and an ancient Valais irrigation channel – a bisse – make this leisurely valley hike a real pleasure.
closed
moderate
Distance 6.3 km
2:30 h
140 m
208 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

Benches along the trail invite you to rest. Take time to catch your breath and soak up the amazing scenery.
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,248 m
Lowest point
1,040 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

Fieschertal, bus stop (1,108 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'142E 1'141'711N
DD
46.424568, 8.142963
DMS
46°25'28.4"N 8°08'34.7"E
UTM
32T 434147 5141578
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Destination

Lax

Turn-by-turn directions

Fieschertal – Fiesch - Lax

Note


all notes on protected areas

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
2'654'142E 1'141'711N
DD
46.424568, 8.142963
DMS
46°25'28.4"N 8°08'34.7"E
UTM
32T 434147 5141578
w3w 
///unscathed.binders.craftsmen
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)   

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
208 m
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