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Jungfrau – Aletsch Tour

The Jungfrau – Aletsch Tour circles the perimeters of the UNESCO World Heritage site and discloses the natural pearls embedded within, while at the same time linking upper Valais with the highlands of the Bernese Oberland. These two regions are often mentioned in a single breath – yet striking differences exist either side of the Bernese Alps. Vegetation couldn’t be more different when comparing the dry, sparsely vegetated southern slopes of the Lötschberg to the lush meadows of the Innertkirchen region. Rather than attempting the tour all in one day, why not enjoy the tour at a more leisurely pace over a longer period of time!

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Difficulty: difficult
Duration of hike: 17-20 days

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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. 23 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 perpetual ice. You will hike over suspension bridges, visit the Aletsch Forest, which is under nature conservation, and spend the night in mountain inns in the middle of the Valaisan mountains.

Itinerary

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

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

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

Day 3: Riederalp – Fiescheralp

Like fireworks, unique viewpoints follow each other: In the north, a magnificent view of the Aletsch Glacier, the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in the south, the Valaisan four-thousand-metre peaks. Gentle descent to Märjelensee. Woolly grasses and small lakes form contrasts to rock and ice. At the end of the tour 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 on old alpine paths we descend to the castle, a glacier-cut gneiss rock massif with the Goms mountains in the background. The Fiescher Glacier is visibly revealed. The 160-metre-long suspension bridge Aspi-Titter points the way to the idyllic Goms mountain village of Bellwald. Luggage claim in Brig and individual departure.

approx. 4 h / approx. 10 km / 435 m ascent / 1'150 m descent

Tour characteristic

A hike in the alpine region. You should be sure-footed and in good physical condition. For the suspension bridge over the Massa gorge you have to be free from giddiness.

What’s included:

  • 3 overnight stays incl. breakfast

  • Daily luggage transport

  • Costs for collecting luggage at the station

  • Cable car ride Blatten – Belalp

  • Entry into the World Nature Forum in Naters

  • Carefully elaborated route

  • Tour documentation (1 x per room)

  • 7-day Helpline

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!

Possibility of additional nights - booking 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 40.-

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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