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.
Distance 4.4 km
Highest point2,285 m
Lowest point1,923 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.
There’s a family barbecue area by the lake. Enjoy a barbecue together as the perfect end to an exciting family hike.
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.
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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.