Along the Aletsch Glacier, Bettmeralp
Running along the Great Aletsch Glacier, this is a smooth trail that keeps you moving, except when you can’t resist stopping to admire the view.
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The Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Situated in the heart of this region, the Aletsch Glacier - 23km long and up to 1,000m thick - is the largest in the Alps. The trail runs along this giant piece of ice on a gently sloping path while offering a spectacular view of the surrounding peaks including the Aletschhorn, Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Dom, and other incredible 4,000-meter peaks. The Gletscherstube Märjelen hut offers a rest stop approximately mid-way. From here, the trail bends around the Tälligrat and returns to to Bettmeralp along a wilder, less frequented, but no less stunning route. The loop passes through Unners Tälli, and below Fiescheralp, before finishing on a soft forest trail leading back to town.