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Winter Hiking

Winter hike along the Wysswasser – Fiesch, Fieschertal and back

Winter Hiking · Aletsch Arena
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  • Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    / Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Blick ins verschneite Dorf Fiesch
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Fiesch - Fieschertal und zurück
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
m 1400 1300 1200 1100 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Aletsch Bahnen … Fiesch-Eggishorn Restaurant-Hotel Alpenblick Fieschertal, Dorfplatz Tierpark Aletsch

Snow-covered forest, river landscape frozen in ice. The wintry impressions and beautiful views make this a delightful hike along the Wysswasser River.
easy
5.4 km
1:30 h
82 m
83 m
The starting point of the winter hike is Aletsch Zoo, a short distance uphill from the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car. From there you follow the Bregeraweg trail, which runs at a slight elevation alongside the Wysswasser glacier river to Fieschertal. Time and again there are beautiful views of Fiesch to enjoy as you pass through the snow-covered forest. The last section of the trail crosses open countryside: after Hämischbode and the hamlet of Wichel, you arrive at Fieschertal village square. The way back to Fiesch takes you along the wheelchair path on the opposite bank of the Wysswasser. River sections, trees and bushes frozen in bizarre ways make this stretch of trail alongside the water particularly striking. Before reaching Fiesch, you pass the Fieschertal children’s playground, the Blätz children’s ski lift and the viaduct of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway. Alternatively you can catch the sports bus or PostBus from Fieschertal back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

Visit Aletsch Zoo with its many domestic and wild animals! For younger visitors there is even a petting zoo.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1110 m
Lowest point
1050 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant-Hotel Alpenblick

Safety information

Winter sports report
  • Plan each mountain tour carefully and adapt it to your own conditions, the weather and the season. 
  • The weather in the mountains can change quickly, so make sure you have suitable clothing and sufficient food and water with you. If the weather is unsafe, don’t wait too long to turn back. 
  • Let someone else know that you are doing the tour and if possible never go alone. 
  • Do not leave marked trails and do not go onto glaciers without a mountain guide. 
  • Walking on the ski slopes is prohibited. 
  • Be considerate of other hikers, plants and animals. 
  • Always find out about the local avalanche situation 

Note(s) 
The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike. 

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

Fiesch, Aletsch Zoo (1060 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.404655, 8.136271
DMS
46°24'16.8"N 8°08'10.6"E
UTM
32T 433608 5139371
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Destination

Fiesch, Aletsch Zoo

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch - Fieschertal via Bregeraweg – back via Rollstuhlweg to Fiesch

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to the start of the tour at the Aletsch Zoo in the village centre next to the the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

DD
46.404655, 8.136271
DMS
46°24'16.8"N 8°08'10.6"E
UTM
32T 433608 5139371
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. 

Equipment

We recommend:  

  • Good footwear 
  • Hiking poles (optional) 
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
83 m
Public transport friendly Refreshment stops available Loop

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