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Winter hike circuit Bettmersee – alpine stables

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  • Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
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  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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An easy, leisurely circular hike, accompanied throughout by fabulous views of the mountains.
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easy
Distance 4 km
1:20 h
131 m
131 m
From the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car, set off through Bettmeralp village, past the Maria zum Schnee Chapel, as far as Hotel Alpfrieden. Here you follow the trail that leads to the valley station of the Bettmerhorn cable car, where the short ascent to Lake Bettmersee begins. The circular trail takes you first along the eastern edge of Lake Bettmersee, then up to the alpine stables and back to Lake Bettmersee. During the summer months, local farmers still keep their cows at the alpine stables. Take the same route back to the starting point of the hike, passing the valley station of the Bettmerhorn gondola lift and then heading west through Bettmeralp to the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car.

Author’s recommendation

What amazing views of the mountains! Pause at the benches along the path and take all the time you like to soak up the superb scenery.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: April 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Aletsch 2, 2,055 m
Lowest point
Bettmeralp, Luftseilbahn, 1,924 m
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Safety information

Winter sports report  

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. 

  •  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.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

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

Tips and hints

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

Start

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp (1,923 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'619E 1'137'405N
DD
46.386321, 8.057672
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137403
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Destination

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Talstation Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn – Bettmersee – Alpstallung – Bettmersee - Talstation Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp

From the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car, set off through Bettmeralp village, past the Maria zum Schnee Chapel, as far as Hotel Alpfrieden. Here you follow the trail that leads to the valley station of the Bettmerhorn cable car, where the short ascent to Lake Bettmersee begins. The circular trail takes you first along the eastern edge of Lake Bettmersee, then up to the alpine stables and back to Lake Bettmersee. During the summer months, local farmers still keep their cows at the alpine stables. Take the same route back to the starting point of the hike, passing the valley station of the Bettmerhorn gondola lift and then heading west through Bettmeralp to the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car.

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
2'647'619E 1'137'405N
DD
46.386321, 8.057672
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137403
w3w 
///villa.gracing.taster
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
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
131 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Groomed snow

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