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Medicinal Herbs: circular themed trail

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Learn interesting facts about the healing power of local herbs: 10 information boards turn the hiking route along the Forest Promenade into the instructive Medicinal Herb Trail.
Open
easy
Distance 2.8 km
1:00 h
93 m
93 m
2,047 m
1,954 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, head eastwards through the village until you reach Baschweri Adventure Park. Here you’ll find the start of the Medicinal Herb themed trail, which was created single-handedly by Nina Brechbühl for her Matura dissertation at Kollegium Brig. First follow the fairly level path past Baschweri Adventure Park as far as Martisbergeralp. After about half an hour, the route doubles back on itself towards the west. Climbing slightly, it then levels off again and leads towards Alte Stafel. From there you take the downhill path, past the Möriken-Wildegg group hostel, back to the starting point. Walking time approx. 1 hour.

Author’s recommendation

A delicious tea or soothing ointment? With your newly acquired knowledge about medicinal herbs, you can now make them yourself.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: June 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
2,047 m
Lowest point
1,954 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 99.98%
Forested/wild trail
2.8 km
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Safety information

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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

Rope Garden Baschweri, Bettmeralp (1,954 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'453E 1'137'826N
DD
46.390050, 8.068548
DMS
46°23'24.2"N 8°04'06.8"E
UTM
32T 428384 5137807
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Destination

Rope Garden Baschweri, Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Rope Garden Baschweri - Waldpromenade - Alte Stafel - 

Rope Garden Baschweri

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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
2'648'453E 1'137'826N
DD
46.390050, 8.068548
DMS
46°23'24.2"N 8°04'06.8"E
UTM
32T 428384 5137807
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

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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
2.8 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
93 m
Descent
93 m
Highest point
2,047 m
Lowest point
1,954 m
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