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Winter hiking circuit Bettmersee – alpine stables

Winter Hiking · Aletsch Arena
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  • Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
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  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmersee - Alpstallung
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 2200 2100 2000 1900 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn Talstation Sportzentrum Bachtla Restaurant Alpfrieden Sportzentrum Bachtla Restaurant Alpfrieden

An easy, leisurely circular hike, accompanied throughout by fabulous views of the mountains.
easy
4 km
1:20 h
131 m
131 m
From the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car, set off through Bettmeralp village, past the Maria zum Schnee Chapel, as far as Hotel Alpfrieden. Here you follow the trail that leads to the valley station of the Bettmerhorn cable car, where the short ascent to Lake Bettmersee begins. The circular trail takes you first along the eastern edge of Lake Bettmersee, then up to the alpine stables and back to Lake Bettmersee. During the summer months, local farmers still keep their cows at the alpine stables. Take the same route back to the starting point of the hike, passing the valley station of the Bettmerhorn gondola lift and then heading west through Bettmeralp to the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car.

Author’s recommendation

What amazing views of the mountains! Pause at the benches along the path and take all the time you like to soak up the superb scenery.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2055 m
Lowest point
1924 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Alpfrieden
Sports Centre Bachtla

Safety information

Winter sports report  

 

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

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp (1923 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.386321, 8.057672
UTM
32T 427542 5137403

Destination

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Talstation Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn – Bettmersee – Alpstallung – Bettmersee - Talstation Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn - Bergstation Luftseilbahn 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

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.  

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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:20h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
131 m
Loop Scenic Family friendly

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