The Great Aletsch glacier

With an unbelievable 10 billion tons of ice, the Great Aletsch glacier is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site and is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. It is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes and special nature excursions. The entire region is a habitat for many rare animal and plant species.
Innumerable vantage points offer a good view of the glacier, such as the Bettmerhorn above Bettmeralp. The World of the Great Aletsch Glacier multimedia exhibition is free and gives you all kinds of interesting information about the glacier. Eggishorn, which can also be reached via cable car from Fiesch via cable car, offers a magnificent view of the winding upper part of the large glacier. Beautiful Lake Märjelen, which is fed by glacial meltwater, lies at the base of the ice flow.


Altitude: 1575 - 4160 m
Length: 20 km

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Aletsch Panorama Trail Wallis

Since 2001, the Jungfrau-Aletsch region has been a UNESCO World Heritage. 23 km of ice from the Jung...
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Hiking holidays Aletsch Panorama Trail Wallis

The Aletsch Glacier has been a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2001. Twenty kilometres of ice descend here from the Jungfrau into the Valais, making the glacier one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the Alpine region. But this hiking tour is not only about the eternal ice. You’ll hike over suspension bridges, visit the Aletsch Forest, which is protected, and spend the night in mountain inns in the middle of the mountains of Valais.


Day 1: Individual arrival in Brig | Brig - Belalp

Luggage drop-off in Brig, followed by a visit to the World Nature Forum, the visitor centre for the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Naters. Afterwards hike to Blatten and by cable car up to the Belalp.

Details: approx. 2.5 h / approx. 7 km / 675 m ascent / 20 m descent

Day 2: Belalp – Riederalp

Best view to the glacier gate and the lower part of the Aletsch Glacier from the Aletschbord. Over a suspension bridge to the Aletsch forest with 100-year-old Swiss stone pines. The Riederfurka with Villa Cassel is enthroned like an eagle's nest on a ridge of this magnificent Valais mountain world.

Details: approx. 4 h / approx. 10 km / 695 m ascent / 850 m descent

Day 3: Riederalp – Fiescheralp

Unique viewpoints follow each other like fireworks: in the north, a magnificent view of the Aletsch Glacier, the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in the south, the 4,000-metre peaks of Valais. A gentle descent to Märjelensee. Woolly grasses and small lakes form stark contrast to rocks and ice. At the end of the tour, head through the Tälligrat Tunnel to Fiescheralp.

Details: approx. 4 h / approx. 12 km / 775 m ascent / 355 m descent

Day 4: Fiescheralp – Bellwald | Departure

Back to Märjelensee and using mountain paths, we descend to the castle, a glacier-cut gneiss rock massif with the mountains of Goms in the background. The Fiescher Glacier becomes visible. The 160-metre-long suspension bridge Aspi-Titter indicates the way to the idyllic Goms mountain village of Bellwald. Luggage claim in Brig and individual departure.

Details: approx. 4 h / approx. 10 km / 435 m ascent / 1,150 m descent

Key elements

A hike in the alpine region for which you should be sure-footed and in good physical condition. You must be immune to vertigo to cross the suspension bridge over the Massa Gorge.

What’s included:

  • 3 overnight stays (mountain inns) incl. breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Entrance to the World Nature Forum Naters

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel documents (1 per room)

  • GPS data available

  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Cable car ride not included in the journey (Bellwald – Fürgangen). Approx. CHF 11 with half-fare travel card.

  • Train journey Fürgangen – Brig not included in the journey. Approx. CHF 6 with half-fare travel card.

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Option of additional nights - to be booked after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):

  • Brig: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

  • Bellwald: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 35.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%

  • 28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%

  • 14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%

  • 07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%

  • 0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

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