Unique mountainside in the Swiss Alps
Swiss cable car
The end of the Aletsch Glacier
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Aletscharena Heritage Trail

Walking jewel Wallis.

The UNESCO world cultural heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is a unique certificate of alpine mountain scenery and was accepted in 2001 as first heritage of the Alps in the list of heritage sites. During your walking week through the Valais you explore Aletsch glacier, a really special highlight! It is the mightiest glacier in the Swiss Alps. The difference, compared to the remaining Alps is that you stand as spectator above the glacier to look onto the huge ice. Impressing is also its length, with about 23 kilometres it is the longest frozen surface in the Alps. Explore this world cultural heritage and disclose the secret of the Alps. Mountains, lush meadows, lots of ice and more than 300 days of sun per year are awaiting you in the wonderful canton Valais.

Walking

Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

The Valais city Brig, located in-between Bernese Alps and Valais Alps, is inviting you to an extended stroll, where you should visit Stockalper Palace.

From saffron village Mund the diversified mountain walk leads mostly uphill through the forest via the Bel alp, always with beautiful views onto the surrounding range of four-thousand-metre high mountain peaks on the horizon as well as on imposing Matterhorn.

approx. 5,5 hours
16 km
950 m
800 m

Today a diversified walk is awaiting you! It leads from Blatten through the Blattner gorge and high above the Massa gorge along the nature trail “water connects – Nepal – Valais”. Climb through the light pine forest onto the foothills of the Alps and through the Riederwald to Riederalp.

approx. 4 hours
10 km
590 m
0 m

You continue along a panorama path above the Aletsch glacier. A fascinating tour through the protected Arven forest, parallel to the mighty ice giant you reach Lake Märjelensee. Aletsch forest, Aletsch glacier and the panorama of steep mountain peaks build one of the most impressing alpine natural sceneries.

approx. 5 hours
14 km
430 m
140 m

You follow the walking path from the high mountains zone of the foothills of the Alps to mountain village Bellwald. Highlights of today are the breathtaking views onto Fiescher glacier and the mighty mountain with Burg hut.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
690 m
1.050 m

Along Gommer ridgeway. The route to Münster leads a few hundred metres above the valley on nature paths and crosses the typical gains of this region.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
340 m
630 m

Tour character

Beautiful combination of ridgeways with glacier view and comfortable Valais villages. The routes are easy, well sign-posted and developed. Smaller climbs/descents and walking times of 4 to 6 hours are awaiting you.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018
daily
Aletscharena heritage trail 7 days, CH-WLWBM-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
825,00
135,00
135,00

Category: comfortable middle-class hotels

Season 1
Jun 15, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018
Brig/Naters
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Münster
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
112,00
92,00
112,00
92,00

Services and infos

  • 6 overnights as mentioned, breakfast included
  • If half-board: min. 3-course meal
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Arrival by train via Zurich or Basle to Brig and by taxi or bus to your start hotel.
  • Car parking: free parking spaces at the hotel resp. in the surrounding. A reservation is not necessary.
  • Return transfer from Münster to Brig by train in about 1,5 hrs.
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Helmut Fischer DE | 24.07.2017
Fantastische Tour - Es passte alles
Aufgrund der umfangreichen Unterlagen und Informationen vor Ort konnte die Wanderung ohne Probleme durchgeführt werden. Die Hotels und Frühstück/Halbpension waren teils ganz hervorragend, die gewünschte veg. Kost wurde in jedem Hotel beachtet und sehr variabel gestaltet.Die auf den Wandertafeln genannten Zeiten müssen als reine Gehzeit betrachtet werden, unsere Touren dauerten ca. 1,5 bis 2 Stunden länger aufgrund der Fotostops, Rast, oder Gesprächen mit anderen Wanderern. Organisation u.a. Koffertransport war perfekt, eine unnachahmliche Freundlichkeit kam uns entgegen. Wir kommen wieder und werden verschiedene neue unbekannte Wege und Ziele erwandern.
5 stars
Alexandra Adelsberger DE | 24.03.2017
Naturliebhaber
Die Landschaft ist einfach traumhaft, deshalb können wir die Reise allen Naturliebhaber empfehlen.

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