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Themed trail from Blatten to Ried-Mörel on the Massaweg trail

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  • Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
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  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
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  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
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  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel - alte Wasserleitung
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  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Blatten auf dem Massaweg nach Ried-Mörel
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m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Blatten b. Naters, Post Blatten b. Naters (Belalpbahn) Ried-Mörel Restaurant Alpenblick
The medium-difficulty themed trail, which runs high above the Massa Gorge, stands out for its interesting insights and breathtaking views. This tour is a thrilling experience!
open
moderate
Distance 8.3 km
3:00 h
126 m
263 m
From Blatten, walk via Rischinu Forest to the Gebidem bridge. On the other side, take the path leading out of the valley via Gragg in the direction of the Massa Gorge. Follow the Massa Trail, which is carved into the rock and takes you along the Bisse de Riederi. The themed trail provides an impressive overview of the old irrigation systems created by the people of Valais. The well-restored bisse and information panels afford insights into the history, construction and maintenance of the bisse channel systems as well as the associated customs and myths. High above the Massa Gorge, breathtaking views of the Rhone Valley and the Valais Alps open up in many places. Please note: the trail runs in part at great heights, over narrow bridges and exposed spots. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are a must! It can get slippery when wet! Passing Rieschwald and Roti Flue, you eventually come to Ried-Mörel. From there you take the cable car down to Mörel or up to Riederalp.

Author’s recommendation

The Rischinu Forest has a particularly mystical atmosphere. Take the time to let it work its magic on you.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,453 m
Lowest point
1,190 m
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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

Blatten, railway station (1,326 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'641'960E 1'134'269N
DD
46.358490, 7.983827
DMS
46°21'30.6"N 7°59'01.8"E
UTM
32T 421825 5134381
w3w 
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Destination

Ried-Mörel, Bahnstation

Turn-by-turn directions

Blatten – Rischinerwald - Gragg – Summerseili – Ried-Mörel

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig train station until Blatten b. Naters with the bus line 624 (travel time: 15 -20 Min.)

Getting there

Take Cantonal Road 19 to the Brig exit, then follow Blattenstrasse from Naters to the valley station of the Blatten-Belalp cable car in Blatten bei Naters.

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Blatten-Belalp cable car.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'641'960E 1'134'269N
DD
46.358490, 7.983827
DMS
46°21'30.6"N 7°59'01.8"E
UTM
32T 421825 5134381
w3w 
///redeeming.excavated.vipers
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 

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
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
263 m
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