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Winter hike: Bettmeralp to Riederalp via Bettmersee and Gopplerlücke

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  • Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Bettmeralp via Bettmersee, Gopplerlücke zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Relaxed winter hiking with a view: no major climbs and yet fantastic views of the entire sunny plateau and the Valais mountains, including the Matterhorn.
easy
5.3 km
2:00 h
181 m
194 m
From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, walk through Bettmeralp village as far as the valley station of the Bettmerhorn cable car. From there, follow the path which leads gently uphill to Lake Bettmersee. Here you head west along the level path past the cross-country ski trail and the Blausee Schönbodu piste. The winter hiking trail now rises gently towards the middle station of the Blausee chairlift. At the reservoir, use the underpass to cross the piste. The following level section, as far as the mountain station of the Golmen Lift, is shared with tobogganers. From the Golmen Lift mountain station, the trail takes you back downhill: at first parallel to the ski piste as far as the Gopplerlücke Alpine stables, then on to the Gletscherbahn Moosfluh valley station. From there, follow the trail west to Riederalp Mitte.

Author’s recommendation

The Matterhorn is considered one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. On this route, you never lose sight of this impressive “four-thousander”.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2069 m
Lowest point
1881 m
Best time of year
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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

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (1923 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.386358, 8.057656
UTM
32T 427541 5137407

Destination

Riederalp Mitte

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp – Bettmersee – Gopplerlücke - Riederalp Mitte

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).
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:  

  • Winter boots or hiking/trekking boots with a good grip 
  • Hiking poles (optional) 
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather 

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5.0
(1)
Mathilde Jdn
December 28, 2019 · Community
Done at December 28, 2019

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
181 m
Descent
194 m
Round trip Scenic

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