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Discovering Rhone Valley nearby Chäserstatt

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Breathtaking views of Aletsch Arena and picturesque villages nearby Chäserstatt in Rhone Valley
open
moderate
Distance 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.
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Author
Jonas Walker 
Update: June 09, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
990 m
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Rest Stop

Drei Tannen restaurant.
Chäserstatt Hut

Tips and hints

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 (1,061 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'609E 1'139'442N
DD
46.404201, 8.135763
DMS
46°24'15.1"N 8°08'08.7"E
UTM
32T 433569 5139321
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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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'609E 1'139'442N
DD
46.404201, 8.135763
DMS
46°24'15.1"N 8°08'08.7"E
UTM
32T 433569 5139321
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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
open
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
29 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
868 m
Descent
868 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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