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Winter hike from Bettmeralp to Ried and back to Bettmeralp

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  • Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    / Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Bettmeralp - Ried - Bettmeralp «Waldpromenade»
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
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Leisurely, easy circular hike on the sun-drenched valley slope below Bettmeralp. The vista of majestic four-thousand-metre peaks accompanies you all the way.
closed
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:30 h
156 m
155 m
The starting point of this winter hike is the Bettmeralp cable car mountain station. From there, the route first takes you through the lower part of Bettmeralp village as you head east. After passing alongside the Alpmatten button lift, continue your journey in the direction of Ried until you reach a statue of the Virgin Mary at the edge of the path. After a hundred metres or so, take the path that branches off to the left. The route then crosses Bader Forest and slopes upwards, gently at first and then more steeply, until it reaches Baschweri. Here you rejoin the “Promenade de la forêt” trail, which you follow west to return to Bettmeralp.

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

Author’s recommendation

Visit the terrace of Hotel Aletsch or Bettmerhof and enjoy a little something to keep you going! The fabulous mountain vista is thrown in for free.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: April 14, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,970 m
Lowest point
1,826 m
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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 and hints

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 (1,923 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'616E 1'137'404N
DD
46.386313, 8.057624
DMS
46°23'10.7"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427539 5137402
w3w 
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Destination

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp cable car mountain station – Ried – Baschweri – Bettmeralp village – Bettmeralp cable car mountain station

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
2'647'616E 1'137'404N
DD
46.386313, 8.057624
DMS
46°23'10.7"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427539 5137402
w3w 
///much.alleyway.vowing
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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
156 m
Descent
155 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Groomed snow

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