Hike at the Lötschberg South Ramp
Hikers at the Aletsch Panorama Trail
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Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp

Iconic hiking trails on the southern side of the alps.

Of course we love all of our hiking tours, but this one is simply a must for lovers of getting around on foot. The Lötschberg South Ramp and the Aletsch Panorama Trail can equally be named as classics of the hiking world. But they are by no means dusty, quite the opposite: glaciers, suspension bridges, viaducts and of course brilliant views await!

Details of the hiking classics of Switzerland

At the start, the tour leads along the Lötschberg railway to the Bietschtal bridge and over a first suspension bridge to Ausserberg. The historic village centre with its wooden houses is well worth a walk. With a view of the Baltschieder Viaduct, hike towards Naters and from Blatten up to Belalp. By the way, you are in the UNESCO World Heritage region "Jungfrau-Aletsch".

One of the stages is dedicated to the Aletsch Glacier. You hike through the nature reserve of the Aletsch forest, which holds a certain fascination not only because of the great views of the glacier. The ancient larches and stone pines create a special atmosphere. The most impressive panoramas await you on the stage from Riederalp to Fiescheralp. The Märjelensee lake, the Goms mountains, the Fieschergletscher glacier and the "Aspi-Titter" are the numerous attractions on the last kilometres.

Highlights of the 7-day hiking tour

  • First-class panoramas: Magnificent views await you on this trip from day 1. Stop at the Bärgji-Alp and soak up the alpine mountain world with sugar-topped peaks. The highlights of the trip are certainly the two glaciers Aletsch and Fiescher, which can be enjoyed from all angles.
  • The historic Suonen trails: The area around the Lötschberg south ramp scores with numerous hours of sunshine. In the past, it was all the more important to supply the area with water. Elaborate waterways were built for this purpose - the Suonen.
  • The imposing Aletsch Glacier: 23 kilometres long and over 80 square kilometres in size, the Aletsch Glacier is the largest in the Alps. Its constant movement is fascinating, but it too suffers from glacial melt.
  • The "Aspi-Titter" - a 160-metre-long suspension bridge - awaits at the foot of the Fiescher Glacier. At a height of 120 metres, the bridge swings very gently back and forth. While you should not suffer from giddiness, you will experience an incredible feeling of freedom when crossing the bridge.

Useful information about the hiking tour with Eurohike

While most stages are between 10 and 12 kilometres long, day 3 requires 21 kilometres. Allow plenty of time for the steep sections and be sure to take plenty of rests to savour the spectacular views.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Panoramic hike on high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp). Popular classic hike beside the Lötschberg Railway tracks to imposing Bietschtal bridge. Lovely path beside historic water channels (suonen) to hanging bridge; superb views at Brägji and Riedgarten.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
800 m
420 m

Suonen (irrigation channels) and the BLS railway line accompany this stage. Impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct. Pipes for irrigating the dry south-facing slopes line the route. Information columns on the BLS Südrampe section and Swiss Guards Museum provide fascinating information. From Naters either by foot or with the public bus to Blatten and with the cable car up to Belalp.

approx. 7 hours
21 km
1.270 m
950 m

Best views of glacier snout and lower part of Aletsch Glacier from Aletschbor. Over a hanging bridge to Aletschwald (forest) with 100-year-old Swiss stone pines. Villa Cassel looms like an eagle's nest on the Riederfurka ridge, surrounded by the magnificent Valais mountains.

approx. 4 hours
10 km
700 m
850 m

A string of vantage points provides a natural spectacle: to the north, the view of the Aletsch Glacier in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. To the south the 4000-metre peaks of Valais. On the gentle descent to the Märjelensee lake, cotton grasses and small tarns contrast with the rock and ice.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
780 m
360 m

The trail follows old Alpine paths down to the Burg, a rock massif of gneiss smoothed by glaciers. Against the backdrop of the Goms mountains, the Fiescher Glacier becomes clearly visible. The 160-metre-long Aspi-Titter suspension bridge points the way to the idyllic Goms mountain village of Bellwald.

approx. 4 hours
10 km
440 m
1.250 m

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
02.07.2022 - 09.09.2022

Arrival daily
Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp, 7 days, CH-WSWGB-07X
Base price
869.00
939.00
Surcharge single room 219.00 219.00

Category: pretty middle-class hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Arrival daily
Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp, 7 days, CH-WSWGB-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
869.00
219.00
939.00
219.00

Category: pretty middle-class hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Gampel/Steg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bellwald
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
85.00
39.00
85.00
35.00
85.00
39.00
85.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

Arrival daily
Gampel/Steg
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Bellwald
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description

 

  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

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.

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Cable car rides and public transport, approx. EUR 20 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Sabrina Huber
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Sabrina Huber, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
peter hahn AT | 03.09.2020
Wanderreise
Mir als Österreicher fällt es wirklich schwer, mitzuteilen, dass diese Streckenwanderung in der Schweiz eine der schönsten - wenn nicht die schönste - Streckenwanderungen war, welche ich jemals gemacht habe. Eindeutiger Höhepunkt war natürlich die Wanderung von Riederalp nach Fiescheralp entlang des wunderbaren Aletschgletschers. Aber auch jede andere der fünf Etappen war eindrucksvoll und mit mindestens einem Höhepunkt versehen. Zweiter Höhepunkt war die letzte Etappe nach Bellwald über die Hängebrücke Aspi-Titter. Diese Brücke war im Vergleich zu den vorigen Zweien eine echte Überwindung und wirklich äußerst eindrucksvoll. Die erste Etappe entlang der Suonen war wirklich sehr schön und ein super Einstieg in die Streckenwanderung. Die Wanderung war super organisiert und zu 100% optimal zusammengestellt. Vielen Dank dafür.

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