The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
Aletsch Glacier trail
From the upper station of the Bettmerhorn cable car this splendid mountain trail heads above the Aletsch Glacier, beginning with an easy descent then twisting and turning via stone staircases to Rote Chumma. The route follows a wide path cut into the rock towards Lake Märjelen, from where you continue either on the Tälli Ridge or through the lighted Tälli Tunnel to arrive at Fiescheralp.
End of tour: Bettmeralp
How to get there: With the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Visp to Betten Talstation then cable car to Bettmeralp and Bettmerhorn cable car from Bettmeralp
Return: By cable car from Bettmeralp to Betten Talstation and with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to Visp.
Technical requirements: medium/difficult
Physical fitness: medium
Vertical metres: +101 m, -824 m
Hiking time: 4h 15
Season: from July to October
Restaurants and pubs: Yes