Hikes

Hikes

7 lakes hiking Trail

This panoramic hike in the Bellwald region takes you past seven mountain lakes and along a water channel with a breathtaking view of the Gommer Hörner.

Several mountain lakes await you on this scenic hike in the Bellwald region, ideal for cooling off when summer temperatures rise. The walk is easy and takes about four hours, with plenty of opportunities to play with the water. From the top station of the Furggulti chairlift, follow the path to the Wirbulsee, Lengsee and Brusee, then on to the Mittelsee and Spilsee lakes. Continue along the Unnera stream, which leads to the Fleschensee, the final water point on your route. From here you can walk to Gasse or take the chairlift back to your starting point. Relax by an idyllic pond at the Bellwald Nature Park after your adventure.

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of the Furggulti chairlift, follow the path to the Wirbulsee, Lengsee and Brusee, then on to the Mittelsee and Spilsee lakes. Continue along the Unnera stream, which leads to the Fleschensee, the last water point on your route. From here you can walk to Gasse or take the chairlift back to your starting point. Relax by an idyllic pond at the Bellwald Nature Park after your adventure.

 

Furggulti - Wirbulsee - Lengsee - Brusee - Honeggerhorn - Mittelsee - Spilsee - Mittelstation Richinen

Start: Upper station of the Furggulti chairlift (2562 m) (2074 m)
Destination: Flesche (2068 m) (2558 m)

Author's recommendation

EN: Free chairlift rides in summer in Bellwald with a guest card.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2749 m 2074 m

  • Ascent

    293 m

  • Descent

    793 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Regular train connections from all over Switzerland to Brig. From there, take the regional train to Fürgangen (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn), then cable car up to Bellwald. Find the full timetable on sbb.ch.

Approach

Follow the A9 motorway to Brig and then go up to Fürgangen. At the roundabout, take the left turning for Bellwald.

Parking

There is a large paid parking lot near the Bellwald ski lifts.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

 

For certain walks:

  • Swimwear

 

Preparing your hike https://www.valais.ch/en/activities/hiking/preparing-your-hike

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

 

For all hikes:

 

Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.

Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

Close gates after passing through.

Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.

Do not leave any waste in nature.

 

For mountain hikes:

 

Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.

Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.

 

For high-altitude hikes:

 

Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.

Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

 

Preparing your hike https://www.valais.ch/en/activities/hiking/preparing-your-hike

Literature

Get the Valais/Wallis hking map to discover the best hikes in the region.

 

The Bellwald tourist office can provide you with a range of informative documents and brochures about hiking in the destination.

Maps

SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1250 Ulrichen, 2516 Aletschgebiet