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Hiking holidays Aletsch panorama trail & Lötschberg south ramp

Hiking: Aletsch panorama trail

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.

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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 h
approx. 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. 5 to 7 h
approx. 15 to 21 km
560 to 1'265 m
870 to 945 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 h
approx. 10 km
695 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 4'000-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 h
approx. 12 km
775 m
355 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 h
approx. 10 km
435 m
1'250 m
Walking Aletsch Panorama Trail map

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.

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Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
27.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Aletsch panorama trail, Gampel/Steg - Bellwald, 7 days TO, CH-WLWGB-07X
Base price
889.-
965.-
Surcharge Single Room 245.- 245.-

Category: Middle class hotels

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Aletsch panorama trail, Gampel/Steg - Bellwald, 7 days TO, CH-WLWGB-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
889.-
245.-
965.-
245.-

Category: Middle class hotels

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Gampel/Steg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Bellwald/Brig
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
89.-
124.-
89.-
129.-
89.-
124.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Gampel/Steg
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Bellwald/Brig
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • Service Hotline 

Please note:

  • Cable car rides and public transport not included in the price.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

 

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking in Brig. CHF 14.- per day.
  • Return journey to Brig. Duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • Maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form.

You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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