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Martisberg round trip past Riederalp and Bettmeralp

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Spectacular bicycle past Riederalp and Bettmeralp with stunning views of the mountain landscape of Valais
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Distance 35.3 km
5:30 h
1,292 m
1,292 m
A ride up to the sun plateau and back - the perfect route for a day's biking! This round trip has everything a biker could wish for: a varied route with climbs that demand a good level of fitness, wonderful leisurely passages and easy descents, a grandiose mountain panorama and lots of idyllic hamlets and villages along the way.
Difficulty
S1 difficult
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Highest point
1,937 m
Lowest point
1,017 m
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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
2'653'572E 1'139'411N
DD
46.403925, 8.135286
DMS
46°24'14.1"N 8°08'07.0"E
UTM
32T 433532 5139291
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Destination

Fiesch, Infocenter

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts by the tourist office in Fiesch; after crossing the village, follow the dirt track via Wiler to Alter Bach and onwards to Lax. After a short stretch on flat terrain, the route continues from the Deischbach along the paved Martisbergerstrasse and uphill to Martisberg. Once you reach Ritti, leave the road and take the forest path that branches off to the left, passing through the hamlet of Egga on relatively flat terrain to the idyllic Valais village of Betten and onwards to Goppisberg. This is where the next climb starts: passing through the hamlets of Bodu, Gstalji, Bina and Biel, ride up to Riederalp, the first destination on the sun plateau. The route continues eastwards along the Aletschpromenade to Bettmeralp, the highest point on the round trip. From the cable car station on Bettmeralp, follow the asphalt road that leads down to the hamlet of Domo. Once there, turn onto the forest road that branches off to the left and ride through the Badewald forest to Martisberg. Now it's time to take on the descent towards Fiesch: after the first hairpin bend at the eastern end of the village, an easily rideable single trail branches off to the left before rejoining Martisbergerstrasse shortly afterwards. Those who want to avoid the single trail can stick to the asphalt road. Continue along here until you reach the road in the valley that leads back to Fiesch.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig train station to Fiesch with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (travel time: 30 min.)

Parking

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'653'572E 1'139'411N
DD
46.403925, 8.135286
DMS
46°24'14.1"N 8°08'07.0"E
UTM
32T 433532 5139291
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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
closed
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
35.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,292 m
Descent
1,292 m
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