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Themed Adventure Trail (ridge path) from Moosfluh to Riederfurka

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  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    / Themenweg Erlebnispfad (Gratweg) von der Moosfluh zur Riederfurka
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
Map / Themed Adventure Trail (ridge path) from Moosfluh to Riederfurka
1950 2100 2250 2400 2550 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Gondelbahn Moosfluh Talstation Gondelbahn Moosfluh Bergstation View Point Moosfluh View Point Hohfluh

Views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the mountain scenery, coupled with informative adventure stations: on this hike, education, wonder and enjoyment go hand in hand.

closed
moderate
6.7 km
2:40 h
457 m
430 m

From Riederalp Mitte, head eastwards to the Gletscherbahn Moosfluh valley station. Take the cable car up to the starting point of the hike at Moosfluh view point. The ridge path now leads westwards via Hohfluh onto Riederfurka, to the imposing Villa Cassel. Along the Adventure Trail, five stations give you the opportunity to dive deeper into the world of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The informative, acoustic and playful presentations look at the themes of Wilderness and Civilisation – the Nature Reserve and Alpine Farming – Water Shortage and Reservoirs – the Gratzug and Poor Souls – Nature Conservation and Tourism. Several beautiful lookout points turn this easy themed trail into a real experience. The last stage of the hike is the descent from Riederfurka down to Riederalp.

Author’s recommendation

The exhibition and alpine garden at the Nature Conservation Centre in Villa Cassel on Riederfurka are well worth seeing! Be sure to plan a visit!

Please note: due to renovation work in the summer of 2019, activities at Villa Cassel are restricted, but you can still book the excursions and visit the alpine garden.

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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: November 08, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2333 m
Lowest point
1878 m
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Rest Stop

Riederfurka Self-Service Restaurant
Pro Natura Center Aletsch

Safety information

Summer sports report

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. 

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)   

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch 
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte (1900 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.377847, 8.033335
UTM
32T 425660 5136484

Destination

Riederalp West

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte - Moosfluh – Hohfluh - Riederfurka – Riederalp West

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp. 

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted. 
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre. 

 

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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Reviews

4.0
(1)
Yves-Alain THÉVOZ
July 17, 2019 · Community
Facile à faire, même avec des enfants (8 et 12). Éviter le restaurant-buvette en haut de Riederalp, car cher et pas bon. Un pique-nique devant ce beau panorama aurait été mieux !
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Done at July 17, 2019

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Status
closed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
457 m
Descent
430 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Family friendly Cultural/historical value Faunistic highlights

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