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Circular hike around Lake Bettmersee

  • start: Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car
  • destination: Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car

From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, set off in an easterly direction, passing the Maria zum Schnee Chapel and some typical Valais chalets, then continue through the village and up to Lake Bettmersee. It will take around 15 minutes to make the gentle climb to the idyllic mountain lake. Bettmersee is a particularly beautiful corner of the sunny plateau, which you can walk around on a pram-friendly hiking trail. There’s also an excellent choice of leisure activities: benches invite you to rest a while, have a picnic, or do some sunbathing. Feel thoroughly refreshed with a dip in the cool water. Boats are available to rent in good weather every day from mid-July to mid-October, so why not take a spin in a pedalo or a rowboat? If you’re feeling brave you can have a go at stand-up paddle-boarding. There’s also a natural paddling pool for children as well as a beach volleyball court and a barbecue area.

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