Hiking break at the Lötschberg country
View to the Aletsch Glacier
Hikers at the Aletsch Panorama Trail

Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp

Iconic hiking trails on the southern side of the alps.

This itinerary combines two of the most popular hikes in Switzerland. The hikes along the railway embankement of the Lötschberg train line offers amazing views on the viaducts and leads past small streams and over suspension bridges towards the Great Aletsch Glacier. An alpine landscape of rock and ice awaits you here and enchants you with superb views on the glacier and its surrounding peaks. The hike ends with a walk towards the typical mountain village Bellwald, where you can again enjoy views on the snowy peaks of Valais.

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Thomas Wallner
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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.

apporx. 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 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
daily
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
daily
Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp 7 days, CH-WLWGB-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
789.00
239.00
849.00
239.00

Category: pretty middle-class hotels

Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Gampel/Steg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bellwald
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
85.00
124.00
85.00
120.00
85.00
124.00
85.00
120.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train via Visp to Gampel/Steg.
  • 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!
Thomas Wallner
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Thomas Wallner, Customer Service

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