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Winter hike Riederalp to Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler and back

Winter Hiking · Aletsch Arena · Open
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  • Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Riederalp, Golmenegg, Restaurant Adler und retour
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Following the Aletsch Promenade in places and passing some beautiful old Valais houses, this enjoyable winter hike affords magnificent views of the Valais mountains.
Open
easy
Distance 4.5 km
1:30 h
131 m
131 m
1,914 m
1,835 m
From Riederalp Mitte, head towards the east along the Aletsch Promenade to Golmenegg, where you take the winter hiking trail that branches off downhill. Passing St. Bernhard’s chapel and some beautiful old Valais houses, the route now continues east through a light forest landscape via Biel and Flesch. After a short climb you rejoin the Aletsch Promenade close to Restaurant Adler. Now follow this road in a westerly direction back to Riederalp.

Author’s recommendation

The sun terrace at Restaurant Adler offers you awesome views of the Matterhorn. Enjoy a break with a fabulous panorama of distant mountains!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: January 01, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,914 m
Lowest point
1,835 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 and hints

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

Start

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'728E 1'136'485N
DD
46.378179, 8.032991
DMS
46°22'41.4"N 8°01'58.8"E
UTM
32T 425634 5136521
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Destination

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte – Golmenegg – Schweiben – Restaurant Adler – Riederalp Mitte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'728E 1'136'485N
DD
46.378179, 8.032991
DMS
46°22'41.4"N 8°01'58.8"E
UTM
32T 425634 5136521
w3w 
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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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Equipment

We recommend:   

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

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
131 m
Highest point
1,914 m
Lowest point
1,835 m
Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Groomed snow
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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