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Winter Hiking

Winter hike from Bettmeralp to Betten village via Ried and Domo

Winter Hiking · Aletsch Arena
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Relaxed winter hiking, enjoyment of nature and a bit of history: past snow-bound alpine hamlets, you hike down to Betten village with its typical Valais chalets.
moderate
8.5 km
2:30 h
2 m
730 m
Starting at the Bettmeralp cable-car mountain station, you set off through the lower part of Bettmeralp village. The route takes you past charming chalets and the Alpmatten button lift towards Ried, affording magnificent panoramic views of the Valais mountains. It then winds upwards through snow-covered alpine meadows and the hamlets of Domo and Breiten – downhill into the Egga. From here it’s not far to Betten village. You should definitely take the time to explore the village, where many traditional Valais houses are still preserved. Then catch the cable car back up to Bettmeralp or down to Betten valley station.

The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed). 

Author’s recommendation

The oldest part of Betten village has some particularly beautiful Valais houses. Walk round the village for a glimpse into the history of Valais.
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1924 m
Lowest point
1194 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. 

Equipment

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

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 (1924 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.386459, 8.057741
UTM
32T 427548 5137418

Destination

Betten Dorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp - Ried - Domo - Betten Dorf

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. 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
730 m
In and out Scenic Family friendly

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