Aletsch Glacier panoramic trail

€1210 per person
Below only the classic tour version is given as itinerary and price. Get in touch with us to check for shorter 6-day option. Also we offer an option with included guided tour on the Aletsch glacier (incl. all necessary equipment for that; contact us for details if interested).

A lovely combination of the top two hiking routes in Switzerland. This independent walking tour will take you through the infamous railway embankment of the Lötschberg train line and the iconic suspension bridges of Switzerland. Astonishing views of streams and viaducts will be your companion on your way to the Great Aletsch Glacier. An immense landscape of rock and ice will create a supernatural world for you to sink in. You will feel like a fairytale character walking past glaciers and snowy peaks towards the typical mountain village Bellwald, the final stop on your tour.

We offer a shorter option too, but also an option, which includes a guided tour on the Aletsch glacier itself (contact us for details).

  • Destination
  • Duration
    7/6 Days I Level: 3/4 (of 5)
  • What is included
    6 overnight stays in middle class hotels with breakfast; Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg); Entry fee for the World Nature Forum in Naters; Navigation materials (incl. maps and access to navigation app with pre-loaded GPS tracks); Emergency hotline
  • What is not included
    Cable car rides (appr. 20 CHF) and public transport (appr. 20 CHF). Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Best period
    July, August, September
Day 1. Arrival to Gampel-Steg
Individual arrival at the starting point of the hiking tour.
Day 2. Gampel-Steg – Ausserberg - Brig (12km, 4hrs, +800m/-420m)
Today your independent hiking route follows the classic trail along the Lötschberg Railway tracks to the impressive Bietschtal bridge. This is a scenic walk on the high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp) just a step away from the historic water channels (or suonen). The route reveals fantastic views over Brägji and Riedgarten. The day ends with a train ride from Ausserberg to Brig.
Day 3. Brig - Ausserberg – Naters – Belalp (15-21km, 5-7hrs, +560-1265m/-870-945m)
Take the train from Brig back to Ausserberg. The suonen (historic irrigation channels typical for Switzerland) and the railway scenery continue to accompany you on your self-guided walking journey for today’s stages as well. Picture the impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct, the peculiar irrigation pipes and the BLS Südrampe in the background as you walk. Today you have a couple of options to choose from. From Naters you can either continue by foot or by public transport to Blatten. From there, you go up to Belalp by cable car.
Day 4. Belalp - Riederalp (10km, 4hrs, +695m/-850m)
You continue hiking towards Riederalp and enjoy the best views of the lower part of the Aletsch Glacier along the way. You will embark upon an adventure today by following your self-guided walking route over the Aletschwald (forest) on a suspension bridge. The views over the astonishing 100-year-old Swiss stone pines of the Aletschwald will reward you for your courage as you cross over. Your destination is Villa Cassel in the outstanding Valais mountains.
Day 5. Riederalp – Märjelensee Lake / Fiescheralp (17km, 5,30-6hrs, +1020m/-755m)
Today you will wake up in a fantasy world. Everything the eyes touch is a display of natural wonders: to the north, the view of the Aletsch Glacier UNESCO World Heritage Site. To the south, the 4000-meters peaks of Valais. Today’s section of the independent hiking tour descends towards the Märjelensee lake. Green grass and small tarns contrast with the rock and ice and are to slowly replace them the coming last days.
Day 6. Märjelensee / Fiescheralp - Bellwald (14km, 4,30-5hrs, +640m/-1260m)
The last section of the self-guided walking tour follows an old Alpine trail down to the Burg (a rock massive peculiarly smoothed by the glaciers). Your end point is the village of Bellwald reachable by the 160-meter-long Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. You will be rewarded with the breathtaking view over the Goms mountain.
Day 7. Departure day
Services end after breakfast.


1210 Euro per person in double/twin room (31/08-15/09)
1250 Euro per person in double/twin room (29/06-30/08)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 275 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 360 Euro (incl. also sgl. room supplement)
Daily arrivals between the end of June and mid-September. This hike leads through alpine territory. You need a good physical condition and surefootedness. You must not suffer from Vertigo to be able to walk over the suspension bridge in the Massa valley. Parking at the railway station in Gampel: CHF 4.- per day. Return travel by cable car down to Fürgangen and by train via Visp back to Gampel-Steg. Length: approx. 2 hours.
En-suite rooms incl. breakfast in mid range hotels. Most of the houses are small and family-run businesses.

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