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Family Aletsch Tour

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  • Family Aletsch Tour - Mountainbike in der Aletsch Arena
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Level sections, beautiful downhill runs, hardly any climbs and spectacular views of the Valais mountains. This varied MTB tour is an adventure for young and old alike.
closed
easy
Distance 31 km
3:00 h
303 m
1,465 m
2,218 m
1,050 m
From Riederalp Mitte mountain station, take the paved Aletsch Promenade to Bettmeralp. Pass through the centre of the village and continue on towards Wurzenbord chairlift. Once you reach the edge of the forest, follow the forest path that takes you past Baschweri Adventure Park as far as the Alpmatten turn-off (on the right). The next part is all downhill! You pass the hamlet of Domo and follow the asphalt road further down the valley. About a kilometre before Betten-Dorf, after the last hairpin bend, turn off left onto the dirt track and bike along to the hamlet of Martisberg. Here the next descent awaits you, down to Lax. From there, the route leads above the main road to Fiesch. Once you reach the public transport hub, take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. Continue along the Herrenweg trail in the direction of Bettmeralp. The Bättmer-Hitta to Wurzenbord climb is the only section of the tour that is a bit steep. The final stage takes you via the Aletsch promenade back to Riederalp Mitte cable car mountain station.

Hint: This bike tour is also suitable for E-MTBs, but it will take you less time than suggested. Our Tour Portal lets you calculate the time required.

Author’s recommendation

Plan a spot of downhill adventure on this bike tour with the Wurzenbord Flow Trail.
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Update: January 12, 2023
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Fiescheralp, 2,218 m
Lowest point
Fiesch, 1,050 m
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Track types

Asphalt 47.61%Dirt road 1.70%Forested/wild trail 29.99%Path 0.71%Road 11.97%Lift/cableway 7.99%
Asphalt
14.8 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
Path
0.2 km
Road
3.7 km
Lift/cableway
2.5 km
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Rest stops

Buffet Restaurant und Pizzeria
Bergdohle
Restaurant Lusa
Café Imhof
Restaurant Panorama
Restaurant Alpina
Restaurant Alpfrieden
Restaurant Hotel Aletsch
Restaurant-Hotel Des Alpes
Café Volken Sport
Restaurant Alpenlodge Kühboden
Restaurant Walliserstube

Safety information

Use only the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers, plants and animals. Hikers always have right of way. Assess your skill and fitness level realistically. Riding the various routes is always at your own risk.

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Riederalp Mitte mountain station (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'731E 1'136'488N
DD
46.378210, 8.033038
DMS
46°22'41.6"N 8°01'58.9"E
UTM
32T 425637 5136524
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Destination

Riederalp Mitte mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte, mountain station - Bettmeralp - Martisberg - Lax - Fiesch, public transport hub - Fiescheralp, mountain station - Bettmeralp - Riederalp Mitte, mountain station

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, continue on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp. 

Getting there

Via Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, continue to the signposted parking facilities. Take the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Riederalp. 

Parking

  • Limited number of paid parking spaces at Mörel-Filet train station. Other parking possibilities are signposted.
  • Large, fee-paying parking garages at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village center.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'731E 1'136'488N
DD
46.378210, 8.033038
DMS
46°22'41.6"N 8°01'58.9"E
UTM
32T 425637 5136524
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic equipment for mountain biking
  • Bicycle helmet (poss. enduro or full-face helmet)
  • Cycling gloves, elbow and knee pads (poss. back and shin protectors)
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear (poss. MTB shoes with ankle protection)
  • Clothing using a multi-layer system with moisture wicking
  • Backpack (with rain cover)
  • Sun, rain and wind protection (hat, sunscreen, waterproof and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Cash
  • Navigation device / map and compass
  • Sufficient provisions and drinking water

 

Technical equipment

  • Air or CO2 pump with cartridges
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Spare inner tube
  • Chain rivet
  • Allen key
  • Handlebar mount for mobile phone/satnav
  • Bicycle lock

Where applicable, a roadworthy (e-)mountain bike with plenty of suspension travel, a bell, front and rear lights and spoke reflectors.

The lists for “basic equipment” and “technical equipment” do not claim to be complete and only serve as suggestions for what you should pack.

For your own safety, you should carefully read all instructions for the proper use and maintenance of your machine.

Please make sure that your equipment complies with local laws and does not contain any prohibited items.


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Status
closed
Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
31 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
303 m
Descent
1,465 m
Highest point
2,218 m
Lowest point
1,050 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Singletrail/Free ride

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