Hiking tour 

Hiking along the Aletsch Glacier

Short info

Starting point
Seilbahnstation Riederalp West, 2204 m a.s.l.
Endpoint
Seilbahnstation Fiescheralp, 1926 m a.s.l.
Track
16 km
Duration
5 h 30 min.
Difficulty
Easy
Ascent
762 m
Descent
472 m
Lowest point
1922 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
2378 m a.s.l.

The tour

This memorable hike takes you along the Great Aletsch Glacier from Riederalp to Fiescheralp. After a short ascent up to Riederfurka the trail leads through the Aletsch Forest, which has the oldest trees in Switzerland. As the forest thins out, views of the majestic glacier open up before you. Laid out beyond the northern slopes of the Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn is the ruggedly romantic Märjela region. Once through the Tälligrat tunnel you will have reached Fiescheralp.

Please check the signs in the area about possible barred paths!

Alternative Route

Start on Hohfluh (cutting out the ascent to Riederfurka) 

Bypassing the Tälligrat tunnel

Meals

Villa Cassel, Gletscherstube, restaurants on Riederalp and Fiescheralp

General Tips

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.