MySwitzerland planned a hike.
June 4, 2019
On this hike through the Valais glacier world, you can enjoy spectacular views of the two longest glaciers of the Alps at many viewpoints - the Great Aletsch Glacier with around 23 kilometers and the Fiescher glacier with a length of 14 kilometers. The entire hike from the Belalp to the Bellwand you can go in three stages. Stage destinations are on the way the Riederalp and Märjelensee.From the Belalp, where you can take the cable car from Blatten, you will hike through the magnificent high mountain landscape around Jungfrau, Bietschhorn and Finsteraarhorn. Since 2001, the area, which has been formed by the glaciers thousands of years ago, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, the route runs along the Aletsch glacier and then on to the Fiescher glacier.Due to climate change, however, the route of the Panoramaweg has changed. It used to run directly over the Alteschgletscher, but due to instability, the track today instead leads over a 124 meter long suspension bridge over the 50 meter deep Massa gorge. This is the way to get from Belalp to Riederalp, where the Pro Natura Center Aletsch is located in Villa Cassel. It is the gateway to the World Heritage Site. Continue through the sheltered Aletschwald, where several hundreds of years old pine trees and a diverse flora and fauna is native.On the way to the Märjelensee you have at the viewpoints Hohfluh and Moosfluh spectacular views of the ice current, which snakes past the majestic three- and four-thousanders. As it goes down, you get closer and closer to the Fiescher Glacier. Before you reach the finish of the tour, you cross the Aspi-Titter, a dizzying suspension bridge with 160 meters in length - another highlight of the unforgettable hike.
June 6, 2019
Doable in one day if starting very early?
July 2, 2019
Hi Martin,this route is really tough to do in one day. We suggest to shorten it by using one of the cable cars for either the ascent or the descent. There are cable cars going up into the mountains in Bettmeralp and Riederalp.
August 1, 2019