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Winter hike from Moosfluh to Riederalp via Riederfurka

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  • Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka mit Blick aufs Matterhorn
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 2500 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 5 4 3 2 1 km Sesselbahn Hohfluh Bergstation Bar-Buvette Moosfluh Selfservice Riederfurka Kapelle Riederalp West

The Great Aletsch Glacier, the 4000-metre peaks of Valais, Villa Cassel. On this spectacular panoramic winter hike, it’s one highlight after another.
moderate
5.4 km
2:30 h
6 m
428 m
From Riederalp you take the cable car to Moosfluh, one of the view points in the Aletsch Arena. Enjoy the views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snowcapped peaks of the Valais Alps before heading west down the ridge to Breitebode. From there, the winter hiking trail follows the Härdernagrat up to the mountain station of the Hohfluh ski lift. Panoramic views accompany you into the next section of the route – with the unique natural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage site on your right and the sun-drenched plateau and 4000m peaks of Valais on your left. The path heads down to Riederfurka where you pass alongside the impressive Villa Cassel, which is closed during the winter months. The final stage of the trail is a gentle downhill walk to Riederalp.

 

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

Author’s recommendation

So many fascinating views on a single route. Take advantage of the many opportunities to sit and digest the wealth of sensory impressions!
outdooractive.com User
Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: February 05, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2332 m
Lowest point
1904 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Riederfurka Self-Service Restaurant

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: 
  • Good footwear
  • 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

Moosfluh, station amont du combination lift (2332 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.395950, 8.048288
UTM
32T 426834 5138481

Destination

Riederalp West

Turn-by-turn directions

Moosfluh - Hohfluh - Riederfurka - Riederalp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre.
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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Kaj Kusterer
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Done at April 19, 2019
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
428 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Cultural/historical value

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