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Nordic walking circuit: Forest promenade – Bettmeralp – Lake Bettmersee

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All the fun of Nordic walking on the sunny plateau: the Helsana circuit tour leads past the idyllic Lake Bettersee. Info boards along the way offer tips to perfect your technique.
closed
moderate
Distance 9.8 km
2:43 h
194 m
194 m
2,085 m
1,895 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, head east through the village until you reach the Hotel Aletsch. The start of the Helsana Swiss Running Walking Trail is situated here. First follow the relatively flat path to Martisbergeralp via Baschweri Adventure Park. After about half an hour, the path turns back 180° towards the west. After a gentle climb, the path levels out again and continues towards Alte Stafel. You’ll then make another gentle climb up to Lake Bettmersee. The Nordic walking trail continues above the idyllic lake via Gopplerlücke down to Golmenegg. From there, you’ll return via the Aletsch Promenade (a tarmac road) to Bettmeralp and back to the starting point at the Hotel Aletsch.

Author’s recommendation

Feel like extending your Nordic walking tour? The short and long Nordic walking trails on the sunny plateau are easy to combine.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: November 14, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,085 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
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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, hotel Aletsch (1,956 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'364E 1'137'931N
DD
46.391005, 8.067409
DMS
46°23'27.6"N 8°04'02.7"E
UTM
32T 428297 5137914
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Destination

Bettmeralp, hotel Aletsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Hotel Aletsch – Seilpark Baschweri – Waldpromenade – Alte Stafel – Bettmersee  – Gopplerlücke – Golmenegg – Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Hotel Aletsch   

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
2'648'364E 1'137'931N
DD
46.391005, 8.067409
DMS
46°23'27.6"N 8°04'02.7"E
UTM
32T 428297 5137914
w3w 
///waddle.depravity.standards
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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

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Sports footwear
  • Sports clothing
  • Nordic walking poles
  • Sun protection
  • Sufficient fluids (preferably isotonic or water)

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
2:43 h
Ascent
194 m
Descent
194 m
Highest point
2,085 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
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