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.

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Long Three-Lake Hike

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  • Märjelensee, Fieschergletscher
    / Märjelensee, Fieschergletscher
    Photo: Frederic Huber, Aletsch Arena AG
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    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Bootsfahrt auf dem Bettmersee
    / Bootsfahrt auf dem Bettmersee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Blausee ,Familie, Wanderung
    / Blausee ,Familie, Wanderung
    Photo: Christian Perret, Aletsch Arena AG
Map / Long Three-Lake Hike
2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Blausee Der Grosse Aletschgletscher Berghütte Gletscherstube

Impressive circular hiking trail along three lakes - the large Aletsch Glacier always accompanies us.

closed
medium
14.6 km
6:00 h
556 m
330 m

Hiking with a view on the large Aletsch Glacier, which is always coming closer and passing three idyllic mountain lakes. On this hike you will understand why the UNESCO declared this region as world heritage.

Author’s recommendation

The large 3 Lake hike can also be hiked in reversed direction or you can use the cable car to the Moosfluh or the Bettmerhorn to shorten the hike.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2380 m
1983 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain hut Gletscherstube

Safety information

The tour takes us acorss rocky terrain, therfore surefootedness is obligatory

Equipment

Weatherproof clothes, sun protection, sturdy shoes, enough liquids (particularly water)

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Bettmeralp, valley station of Bettmerhorn cable car (1982 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.392532, 8.064387
UTM
32T 428067 5138087

Destination

Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

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 meadows and a unique view of the approaching Aletsch glacier, we head via the Roti Chumma to reach the Märjelensee, a lake steeped in legends. The wild landscape around the hikers is reminiscent of a polar landscape. From here the trail continues through the lit Tälligrat tunnel to the Fiescheralp (5 - 6 hours hike). The 3 Lakes Hike can also be hiked in the opposite direction or shortened by taking the gondola lift up to the Moosfluh or the Bettmerhorn.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Take the train from the station in Brig to Betten and take the funicular to the top of the station at Bettmeralp.

Getting there

Drive from Brig to Betten on the road 19 and take the funicular to the top of the station at Bettmeralp.

Parking

Please inform yourself about the parking possibilities on site.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar tours nearby

  • Aletschwald
    Aletsch Forest Hike
  • Steep Track to Bettmerhorn
  • From Bettmeralp to Chazulecher
  • Around the Bettmersee Lake
  • Village Hike
  • Aletsch Plateau
    From Bettmeralp to Riederalp
  • Aletschgletscher, View Point, Moosfluh
    From Riederalp (Moosfluh) to Lake Märjelensee
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Status
closed
Difficulty
medium
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
556 m
Descent
330 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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