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Discovering Rhone Valley nearby Chäserstatt

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  • Discovering Chäserstatt by bike
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    / Biking nearby Chäserstatt
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900 1200 1500 1800 2100 m km 5 10 15 20 25 Aletsch Arena AG / Infocenter Fiesch Kirchenmuseum in Ernen Bergland Produkte Jost-Sigristen Museum Dorfplatz Ernen Historisches Dorf Mühlebach Berghaus Chäserstatt Niederwald

Breathtaking views of Aletsch Arena and picturesque villages nearby Chäserstatt in Rhone Valley

closed
moderate
29 km
3:20 h
868 m
868 m

Magnificent views of the Aletsch Arena from the opposite side of the valley are just one rewarding reason to take this beautiful tour. The route itself passes by lots of idyllic villages and hamlets, offering a chance to explore some of the Rhone Valley on the way back.

Author’s recommendation

You can shorten the trail by taking the same way back to Fiesch past Mühlebach and Ernen skipping the track between Steinhaus and Niederwald.

Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1772 m
Lowest point
990 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Drei Tannen restaurant.
Chäserstatt Hut

Equipment

Weather-proof clothing, solid footwear, refreshment/water.

Tips, hints and links

Contact us for further information:

Aletsch Arena AG

Furkastrasse 39

CH-3983 Mörel-Filet

Tel.: +41 27 928 58 58

Fax: +41 27 928 58 59

E-Mail: info@aletscharena.ch

Internet: www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Fiesch, Infocenter (1061 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.404201, 8.135763
UTM
32T 433569 5139321

Destination

Fiesch, Infocenter Aletsch Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

From the tourist office on Furkastrasse, ride towards Lax as far as the tennis court at the end of the village. Turn left here, cross the Rhone bridge by the power station and ride a short distance across country until you reach Binntalstrasse. Follow the road uphill to Ernen, a village famous for its beautiful centre including the Capuchin and William Tell houses as well as St. George's parish church and its classical music weeks. At the eastern end of the village, the best route to take is the dirt track that runs uphill and leads onwards to Mühlebach. Cover a short distance on flat terrain at the end of the village, then follow the easily rideable forest track that winds its way in long sweeps up to the Chäserstatt restaurant. Here you'll find a wonderful sun terrace offering a fabulous view of the Aletsch Plateau and Lower Valais. The return route follows the same forest track until just before Mühlebach. At this point, make a sharp right turn and ride eastwards via Steinhaus before crossing the Rhone bridge in Niederwald. The final stage of the tour leads out of the valley along Furkastrasse and back to Fiesch.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Brig train station to Fiesch with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (travel time: 25 min.), then by bike to the info center at Aletsch Arena.

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking facilities in the area.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
29 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
868 m
Descent
868 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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