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Walking and hiking in the Aletsch Arena

Walking paradise in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

300 kilometres of prepared and well-secured hiking and walking trails: become one with the largely pristine nature of the Aletsch Arena. Find yourself invigorated by the fresh Valais mountain air on your hikes. There is much to look forward to in the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site: the magnificent Great Aletsch Glacier, one stunning 4000m+ mountain after the next, mystical stone pine forests that go back up to 1000 years, spectacular view points and a whole lot of peace of mind. Strap on your hiking boots and off you go!

 

300 km

of prepared and secured hiking trails are waiting to be discovered by you.

1000 years

old are the oldest Swiss stone pines in the Aletsch forest.

5 suspension bridges

can be found in the Aletsch Goms region. These promise adventures on airy paths - hiking with thrills and increased adrenalin.

Top 5 hikes

Along a spectacular mountain ridge, past deep-blue mountain lakes, through fragrant Swiss stone pine forests or with constant views of the Great Aletsch Glacier – the Top 5 hikes in the Aletsch Arena promise no end of happy hiking.

All hiking and walking routes

The right ticket for your hike

The Aletsch Bahnen cable cars, gondola lifts or chairlifts offer you a comfortable ride to the starting point of your hiking adventure in the Aletsch Arena.

 

Treasure hunting with Gletschi

Treasure hunts are great fun and a very special adventure for kids. In the Aletsch Arena, there are eight tricky puzzles for children to solve on the dwarf-themed Gogwärgiweg trail. Gletschi’s treasure map helps you work out the code that will open the legendary treasure chest.

 

Barrier-free trails

The Aletsch Arena also makes it possible for wheelchair users to enjoy outings to experience the beneficial effect of nature and explore the region. Quite a few of the hiking trails are barrier-free and no problem at all for a wheelchair or a pram/stroller.

 

Learn more on a guided hike

Would you like to learn more about the Aletsch Arena on your hikes? If so, a guided tour is a great idea. You’ll find out all kinds of things about the region from knowledgeable people and you’re sure to hear an exciting anecdote or two. Tip: If you’re planning a tour on the Great Aletsch Glacier, we recommend booking the compulsory guide for this adventure well ahead of time.

Mountain tours and alpine hikes

Are you sure-footed, with a head for heights and looking for the ultimate hiking challenge? Then, the demanding mountain tours and alpine hikes are just the thing for you. Take the UNESCO High Altitude Trail, for example, a spectacular hike from Bettmerhorn mountain station to Eggishorn mountain station. The partly exposed – but well-secured – ridge trail makes for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Over the suspension bridges of the Aletsch Arena

“Über sieben Brücken musst du gehn” (“Seven bridges you must cross”) is the title of a song by Peter Maffay. Even if the Aletsch Arena and the Obergoms region has only five – the suspension bridges Belalp-Riederalp, Aspi-Titter, the Goms Bridge, the small Massa Bridge near Bitsch and the Bodmer Bridge in Obergoms – there is certainly no shortage of spectacle and thrills.

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