Suggested walks: tips for magical hikes

With over 300 km of walks, the Aletsch Arena can justifiably be called a hiker's paradise. The most liberating nature experience of the Alps has simply wonderful routes for every hiking enthusiast.

Our suggested walks range from pram-friendly paths to trails through the magnificent Aletsch Forest, hikes between the mountain huts and high Alpine walks with views of the Great Aletsch Glacier. Highlights such as the Aletsch Panoramaweg panoramic trail, Belalp-Riederalp suspension footbridge and the UNESCO high trail make this unique walking paradise even more exciting.

Tip:
The Aletsch Arena suggested walks are a great way to find all details on the various routes around the region. Simply select your favourite walks for unforgettable moments in the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site.

  • Wanderung
    On this tour you can conquer a summit and enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Rhone Valley and the 4,000-metre peaks of Valais. Although sure-footedness is only required on the final part of the ascent to the peak of the Bettmerhorn, the track carved out of the rock ...
  • Wanderung
    Glaciers abound in the Aletsch Arena. Hikers can enjoy the view of the Fiescher Glacier on their way to the Burghütte.
  • Wanderung
    The beautiful mountain trail "Vom Gletscher zum Wasser" (from the glacier to the water) passes some magnificent viewpoints and also offers you a glimpse of the past. The historic shorelines of the legendary Märjelensee lake, which often caused flooding in the valley, are still clearly visible ...
  • Wanderung
    A hike that offers you the chance to explore the villages on the opposite side of the valley from the sun plateau.
  • Wanderung
    See the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in a single tour: besides a hike through the protected Aletsch Forest, the main attraction of this route is the magnificent view of the Great Aletsch Glacier.
  • Wanderung
    Sure-footed hikers with a head for heights and a taste for adventure will certainly appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage high trail. Exposed in parts but always well secured, the path leads from the Bettmerhorn (2,647 m) straight across the summit ridge to the Eggishorn (2,869 m). This hike, ...
  • Wanderung
    Set in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this intermediate route not only lets you explore the natural beauty of the Aletsch Forest but also passes close by the Great Aletsch Glacier.
  • Wanderung
    This valley hike along the Laggeraweg path runs through an inspiring variety of landscapes and alongside a beautiful but abandoned "Suone" channel, once used for irrigation and as a source of drinking water.
  • Wanderung
    This is enjoyable hiking at its finest: there are no great differences in altitude to overcome, but on this hike from Moosfluh to the Märjelensee lake, the Great Aletsch Glacier is always in sight.
  • Wanderung
    This wonderful circular hike to St. Anne's Chapel and through the villages of the Lower Goms requires a certain level of fitness.
  • Wanderung
    A clear view of the Great Aletsch Glacier on one side, with the sun plateau, Riederalp and Bettmeralp on the other. On this wonderful hike along the mountain ridge, it'll be hard to take your eyes off the stunning scenery.
  • Wanderung
    This leisurely hike leads all the way across the sun plateau. A unique view of more than 40 Valais peaks over 4,000 metres high will be your constant companion as you admire the highlights along the way: the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Aletsch Forest and the Villa Cassel.
  • Wanderung
    A hike on the trail of yesteryear: the "Suonen" channels, once used for irrigation and as a source of drinking water, are still visible on the Riederi Suonen path. The fact that this trail through the Massa Gorge was spectacularly hewn from the rock makes the tour even more interesting.
  • Wanderung
    The 124 m-long suspension bridge is one of the hiking highlights in the Aletsch Arena, spanning the Massa Gorge at a height of 80 m by the snout of the Great Aletsch Glacier. Crossing it is a formidable experience that will get your adrenaline flowing.
  • Wanderung
    This beautiful hike along the sunny slope above the Rhone Valley leads through magnificent landscapes and charming Valais villages.
  • Wanderung
    A spectacular, inspiring hike that offers more than just spectacular views of the Great Aletsch Glacier. This tour brings you close to the permanent ice and the fascinating glacier lakes.
  • Wanderung
    From the Bettmeralp, we ascend to the Bettmersee lake. The trail continues along the western edge of the lake in a north-westerly direction up to the Blausee lake. It then continues to Biel, the lowest point between the vantage points of the Bettmerhorn and Moosfluh. Accompanied by barren alpine ...
  • Wanderung
    If any route deserves to be called a panorama trail, it is this one. There be no great differences in altitude to overcome on this wonderful hike, but the majestic 4,000-metre peaks of Valais are always in sight.
  • Wanderung
    Magnificent views of two glaciers, a route that demands sure-footed endurance and an SAC hut as a rewarding destination make this route an impressive high mountain hike.
  • Wanderung
    Exciting crossings, vertical climbs and amazing views: the Eggishorn via ferrata is a unique experience that demands sure-footedness, a head for heights and good general fitness. As it is outstandingly secured with iron rungs, cables and rails, however, it is also suitable for less experienced ...
  • Wanderung
    A good level of fitness is essential if you aim to take on this wonderful hike over glorious Alpine pastures to the Blinnental valley.
  • Wanderung
    Experience the Aletsch Arena at its most beautiful on this impressive circular hike. The wonderful hiking trail is lined with ice, rocks, water and magnificent Alpine plants.
  • Wanderung
    This circular trail leads from Mörel up to the beautifully located Tunetschalp on the southern slope of the Rhone Valley and back downhill along a steep old toboggan run.
  • Wanderung
    This varied hike leads through the villages of the Lower Goms to the birthplace of the world-famous hotelier, César Ritz.
  • Wanderung
    This is a leisurely hike for true connoisseurs: it gives hikers a chance to explore all three villages on the sun plateau and rewards them with spectacular panoramic views for relatively little effort.
  • Wanderung
    The sight of an Alpine panorama reflected in a placid mountain lake is always impressive. On this hike you can enjoy this wonderful view at no fewer than three beautiful mountain lakes.
  • Wanderung
    The idyllic Bettmersee above Bettmeralp is a particularly beautiful spot on the Aletsch Arena sun plateau. With its wide range of leisure facilities, it also offers plenty of variety.
  • Wanderung
    How did the Valaisans used to live, how did their villages look and what characterises a typical Valais house? This leisurely hike to the villages on the sunny side of the Rhone Valley combines the pleasure of walking with a little bit of Valais history.
  • Wanderung
    The Aletsch half marathon is considered the most beautiful half marathon in Europe. Each year it attracts up to 2,500 mountain runners to the Aletsch Arena. However, the 21.2 km course is also an impressive hike with a total altitude difference of 1,050 m to overcome.
  • Wanderung
    This leisurely hike passes through idyllic Valais villages below the Aletsch Arena sun plateau.
  • Wanderung
    A hike in the footsteps of history: the trail along the former trade route to Italy leads over old bridges and through an impressive gorge.
  • Wanderung
    From the valley floor to the sun plateau: the steep climb in the upper section of this beautiful hike is rewarded with a magnificent view of the Fieschertal valley and the impressive Valais mountain panorama.
  • Wanderung
    This leisurely hike leads through shady forests up to St. Anne's Chapel and onwards to Bellwald.
  • Wanderung
    This is a beautiful hike, but you'll certainly feel it in your legs! Starting from the valley floor, hike up from the village of Fieschertal to the Märjelenalp and the Tälligrat. Your reward is a fantastic view of the Fiescher Glacier and, at the end of the hike, the Great Aletsch Glacier.
  • Wanderung
    Families will love this leisurely hike, parts of which are even suitable for people in wheelchairs. The route from Fieschertal to Fiesch can be varied to suit every kind of hiker.
  • Wanderung
    The hiking path that begins right at the top of Mt. Eggishorn is called «From the glacier to the lake». You need no longer expect steep inclines, but primarily a sensational view of the entire Aletsch glacier instead. Once you have gazed to your heart's content at the fantastic panorama, you make ...
  • Wanderung
    A relaxed and leisurely hike full of entertainment value: with two viewpoints, the view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the Pro Natura Centre Aletsch on Riederfurka, this beautiful hiking trail certainly has a lot to offer.
  • Wanderung
    The Gibidum reservoir is where the waters of the Great Aletsch Glacier are collected. This route runs close to the wall of the imposing dam.
 
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