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Marmot-themed trail to Lake Bettmersee

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  • Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
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  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Murmeltierlernpfad zum Bettmersee
    Photo: Claudia Wermelinger, Aletsch Arena AG
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Learn interesting facts about marmots and, with a bit of luck, watch marmot families at play. This easy themed trail is an exciting experience for young and old.
Open
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:40 h
8 m
270 m
2,285 m
1,923 m
From the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car, set off eastwards until you reach the Schönbiel or Wurzenbord chairlifts. One of the two lifts is open during the summer months and takes you to the starting point of the themed trail. The Marmot Trail begins directly at the top station of the Schönbiel chairlift and leads you down to Lake Bettmersee. Four information stations on this easy hike furnish you with interesting facts about marmots. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to observe the shy animals at play. 

Important: Please find out in advance which of the two chairlifts – Schönbiel or Wurzenbord – is in operation during your stay.

Author’s recommendation

There’s a family barbecue area by the lake. Enjoy a barbecue together as the perfect end to an exciting family hike.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: June 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
2,285 m
Lowest point
1,923 m
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Safety information

Summer sports report 

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website. 

  •  Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page. 
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

 

Tips and hints

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

Start

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (1,922 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'610E 1'137'385N
DD
46.386145, 8.057549
DMS
46°23'10.1"N 8°03'27.2"E
UTM
32T 427533 5137383
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Destination

Bettmersee

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Sessellift Schönbiel oder Wurzenbord - Bettmersee

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'610E 1'137'385N
DD
46.386145, 8.057549
DMS
46°23'10.1"N 8°03'27.2"E
UTM
32T 427533 5137383
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher 

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

We recommend:  

  • good footwear 
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket 
  • hat or cap 
  • sunscreen 
  • bottle for water 
  • picnic 
  • camera 
  • binoculars (optional) 
  • hiking poles (optional) 
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)   

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
8 m
Descent
270 m
Highest point
2,285 m
Lowest point
1,923 m
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