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Circular hike from Bettmeralp to the Chatzulecher lakes and back

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

The Bettmeralp cable car mountain station is the starting point of the tour. Set off in an easterly direction, past the Maria zum Schnee chapel, through the village and up to Lake Bettmersee. Here you follow the path along the western shore of the lake. Make your way via Lake Blausee and Breite Bodu up to the Gletscherbahn Moosfluh mountain station. At the view point,  magnificent panoramic views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the four-thousand-metre peaks of Valais await you! From there, follow the path east to Biel and then continue downhill to the Chatzulecher lakes, which you’ll see shimmering right at the edge of the glacier. The return journey follows the same path back to Biel, where you switch to the south side of the mountain to tackle the final stage of the hike: the descent to Bettmeralp. Hint: For a shorter tour, take the Gletscherbahn Moosfluh up to the view point: set off west from the starting point, following the Aletsch Promenade up to Riederalp (approx. 25 mins).

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