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Winter hiking circuit Bettmeralp "Forest Promenade"

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  • Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp "Waldpromenade"
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
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Without having to tackle any major climbs, you can enjoy magnificent views of Bettmeralp and the Valais mountains. Experience sheer hiking pleasure on the sunny plateau!
open
easy
5.2 km
1:45 h
125 m
125 m
The starting point of this easy winter hike is the Bettmeralp cable-car mountain station. Walk from there to Hotel Aletsch at the eastern end of Bettmeralp village. Follow the path on the level through the Baschweri towards Martisbergeralp. After about half an hour, the path turns back 180° towards the west. After a slight incline, it continues on level terrain towards Alte Stafel. Passing the Berghaus Möriken hostel, you walk back to Bettmeralp.

Author’s recommendation

The point where the trail crosses the Fiescheralp–Bettmeralp winter hiking trail is a great spot for photos with a wonderful view of Bettmeralp!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: March 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Baschweri, 2,049 m
Lowest point
Bettmeralp, Luftseilbahn, 1,924 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, 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 (1,923 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'614E 1'137'392N
DD
46.386210, 8.057603
DMS
46°23'10.4"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427537 5137391
w3w 
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Destination

Bettmeralp, Hotel Aletsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp – Hotel Aletsch – Baschweri – Waldpromenade - Bettmeralp

The starting point of this easy winter hike is the Bettmeralp cable-car mountain station. Walk from there to Hotel Aletsch at the eastern end of Bettmeralp village. Follow the path on the level through the Baschweri towards Martisbergeralp. After about half an hour, the path turns back 180° towards the west. After a slight incline, it continues on level terrain towards Alte Stafel. Passing the Berghaus Möriken hostel, you walk back to Bettmeralp.

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

Über die Kantonsstrasse 19 bis zur Ausfahrt Betten Talstation. Mit der Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp (Aletsch Bahnen AG) hoch auf die Bettmeralp fahren. 

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'614E 1'137'392N
DD
46.386210, 8.057603
DMS
46°23'10.4"N 8°03'27.4"E
UTM
32T 427537 5137391
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.

Equipment

We recommend:  

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

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
125 m
Descent
125 m
Loop Scenic Groomed snow

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