Itinerary at a glance
Today, a panoramic high-altitude trail awaits you right at the beginning on the Lötschberg south ramp. The popular hiking classic first follows the railroad tracks of the Lötschbergbahn to the imposing Bietschtal bridge. From there a magnificent Suonenweg (historic water transport) leads to a suspension bridge. Enjoy the beautiful views, especially at Brägji and Riedgarten and a longer rest is worthwhile. From there you take the train from Ausserberg to Brig.
An impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct of the Lötschbergbahn lies ahead of you. You pass pipes over and over again, which serve to irrigate the dry southern slopes in this region. The museum of the Swiss Guard is also certainly worth a visit. From Naters you continue either on foot or by bus to Blatten and from there by cable car up to Belalp.
From the Aletschbord you enjoy the best view of the glacier gate and the lower part of the Aletsch Glacier. Over a suspension bridge your path leads into the Aletsch forest with its centuries-old Swiss stone pines, which are under nature protection. Like an eagle's nest, the Riederfurka with the Villa Cassel sits on a ridge in the middle of this magnificent Valais mountain world.
Several highlights are on your day's program: To the north, the panoramic view of the Aletsch Glacier, the imposing centerpiece of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the south, the snow-capped peaks of the Valais four-thousand-meter peaks impressively tower into the sky. Descend to Lake Märjelen on good trails. Watch nature gradually change around you, the path is lined with cotton grasses and small lakes form a contrast to the rocks and ice.
On old alpine paths you descend to the "Burg", a glacier-perforated rock massif made of gneiss, framed by the Goms mountains in the background. Already from afar you can see the glittering of the Fiescher glacier and at the end of your impressive hiking week you pass the 160 meter long suspension bridge "Aspi-Titter", an unforgettable experience! In the idyllic Goms mountain village Bellwald you will spend the night in the middle of the Swiss mountains once more.
You can expect hikes with 4 to 7 hours and partly longer ascents and descents, for which good physical condition is required. You will mostly hike in the alpine area, where surefootedness is a prerequisite, as well as a head for heights when crossing the suspension bridge over the Massa Gorge.
Prices and dates
Category: nice middle-class hotels
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accomodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for navigation and GPS-data
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Arrival by train via Visp to Gampel-Steg.
- Zurich airport.
- Parking: Public parking near the hotel, approx. EUR 4 per day, no reservation.
- Departure by cable car down to Fürgangen and by train via Visp back to Gampel-Steg, duration approx. 2 hours.
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Cable car ride Bellwald - Fürgangen, approx. EUR 19 per person
- Train ride Fürgangen- Brig, Ausserberg - Brig (and back) approx. EUR 16 per person.
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- This tour is a partner tour.
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