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Nordic walking circuit: Forest promenade – Bettmeralp

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This Nordic walking circuit on the Aletsch Plateau is short but sweet. Info boards along the Helsana Trail offer tips for improving your Nordic walking technique.
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easy
Distance 3.2 km
0:48 h
95 m
95 m
2,047 m
1,954 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, head east through the village to the Hotel Aletsch, where the start of the Helsana Swiss Running Walking Trail is situated. First follow the relatively level path to Martisbergeralp via the 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. From there, head downhill past the Möriken-Wildegg group hostel until you arrive back at the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Burn off any leftover energy by combining this with the long Nordic walking circuit on the sunny plateau.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: November 14, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,047 m
Lowest point
1,954 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 95.38%Road 4.61%
Forested/wild trail
3 km
Road
0.1 km
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Safety information

Summer sports report

  • Use at your own risk!

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
2'648'361E 1'137'941N
DD
46.391091, 8.067368
DMS
46°23'27.9"N 8°04'02.5"E
UTM
32T 428294 5137924
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Destination

Bettmeralp, hotel Aletsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Hotel Aletsch – Seilpark Baschweri – Waldpromenade – Alte Stafel – Hotel Aletsch

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
2'648'361E 1'137'941N
DD
46.391091, 8.067368
DMS
46°23'27.9"N 8°04'02.5"E
UTM
32T 428294 5137924
w3w 
///crowbar.trainers.hindering
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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
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
0:48 h
Ascent
95 m
Descent
95 m
Highest point
2,047 m
Lowest point
1,954 m
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