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Fiescheralp round trip past Bettmeralp

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Challenging cycling tour at the Aletsch Plateau in Valais from Fiesch to Martisberg and Bettmeralp
closed
difficult
Distance 36.9 km
4:00 h
1,396 m
1,396 m
This wonderful circular tour is an ideal way to explore the Aletsch Plateau and the idyllic Valais villages and hamlets on the sunny slopes below. The fact that riders are not only rewarded with panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and the Valais mountains but can also make full use of their skills is probably what makes the tour so popular.

Author’s recommendation

You should visit also lake Bettmersee, just a few minutes away from Bettmeralp.
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2,217 m
Lowest point
1,017 m
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Safety information

Please inform about the accessibility of the trail beforehand.

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 (1,058 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'653'575E 1'139'422N
DD
46.404017, 8.135325
DMS
46°24'14.5"N 8°08'07.2"E
UTM
32T 433535 5139301
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Destination

Fiesch

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts by the tourist office in Fiesch and first leads via Wiler to Lax. Shortly after the village, the path joins the well developed, paved road of Martisbergerstrasse that runs uphill to Martisberg. Once you reach Ritti, leave the road and switch to the forest path that branches off to the left, leading to the hamlet of Egga. You can make a detour to the idyllic Betten village at this point if you wish. The tour itself leads up a dirt track from Egga and past the hamlet of Domo to Bettmeralp. From here it's well worth taking a trip to the beautifully located Bettmersee lake, just a few minutes from the centre of the village. The route now continues along an unpaved track on a moderate incline towards Fiescheralp, the highest point of the tour. After a break in one of the village's many restaurants, you can look forward to a rapid descent via Laxeralp and the Laxerwald forest down 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: 30 min.)

Getting there

From Brig westwards via route 19. Take the first exit of the roundabout towards Fiesch. 

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking facilities in the area.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'575E 1'139'422N
DD
46.404017, 8.135325
DMS
46°24'14.5"N 8°08'07.2"E
UTM
32T 433535 5139301
w3w 
///discussed.equality.ambition
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
closed
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
36.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,396 m
Descent
1,396 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic

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