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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From Eggishorn passing Märjelen Lake to Fiescheralp

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  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
Map / From Eggishorn passing Märjelen Lake to Fiescheralp
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Several hours lasting hiking tour from the cable car station at Eggishorn to Fiescheralp.

closed
medium
11.4 km
3:30 h
164 m
829 m

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 today.

Author’s recommendation

It is possible to climb the 2926 m high summit Eggishorn during this tour.

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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: 2019-02-13

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2872 m
2135 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain hut Gletscherstube
Mountain hut Horli-Hitta

Safety information

Summer sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website. 

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page. 
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Equipment

We recommend:  
  • good footwear 
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket 
  • hat or cap 
  • sunscreen 
  • bottle for water 
  • picnic 
  • camera 
  • binoculars (optional) 
  • hiking poles (optional) 
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)   

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

Eggishorn, top station of aerial cable car (2870 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.427801, 8.093395
UTM
32T 430342 5141980

Destination

Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

The route begins from the Eggishorn cable car mountain station towards the Horli Hitta, behind which the trail winds its way down the mountain. From the Tälligrat/Märjelen signpost at the end of this section, hike for about 15 minutes along a romantic paved trail until you arrive at a small lake at the Tälligrat with a gorgeous view. The descent from here to the Gletscherstube hut takes about 45 minutes. If you wish, you can make another detour from here to the Platta viewpoint (a 50-minute round trip), from where you can appreciate the scale of the old Märjelensee lake thanks to the clearly visible deposits along the former shoreline.The route back towards Fiescheralp leads from the Gletscherstube along a wide track to the entrance of the illuminated Tälligrat tunnel. From there you can reach Fiescheralp in about 90 minutes on foot.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Eggishorn.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Eggishorn.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) in front of the Aletsch Arena AG Infocenter. 
  • Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher

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Status
closed
Difficulty
medium
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
164 m
Descent
829 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

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