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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

With the bus to Gampel-Steg. 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 – 7 h
approx. 15 – 21 km
560 – 1‘265 m
870 – 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

Like fireworks, unique viewpoints follow each other: In the north, a magnificent view of the Aletsch Glacier, the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in the south, the Valaisan four-thousand-metre peaks. Gentle descent to Märjelensee. Woolly grasses and small lakes form contrasts to rock and ice. At the end of the tour through the Tälligrat Tunnel to Fiescheralp.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 17 km
1'020 m
755 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. Luggage retrieval in Brig and departure.

approx. 5 h
approx. 14 km
640 m
1'265 m
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.

The Aletsch Panorama Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
01.07.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Aletsch panorama trail, Gampel/Steg - Bellwald, 7 days, CH-WSWGB-07X
Base price
1'045.-
1'079.-
Surcharge Single Room 239.- 239.-

Category: mid-range hotels

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Aletsch panorama trail, Gampel/Steg - Bellwald, 7 days, CH-WSWGB-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'045.-
239.-
1'079.-
239.-

Category: mid-range hotels

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Gampel/Steg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Bellwald
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
105.-
145.-
95.-
135.-
105.-
145.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Gampel/Steg
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Gampel/Steg
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Bellwald
Extra night double room (BB) 105.- 105.-
Extra night single room (BB) 145.- 145.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the program incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Entrance into the World Nature Forum in Naters
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Cable car ride not included in the tour price (Blatten – Belalp and Bellwald - Fürgangen). Approx. CHF 18.- with half-fare card.
  • Train journey Fürgangen - Brig not included in the tour price. Approx. CHF 6.- with Half-Fare Card
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 

 

Information

Arrival/Departure

  • Arrival by public transport to Gampel-Steg. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter in Visp by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Brig. For direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest.

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Jacqueline Bertschi CH | 14.10.2016
Super Wanderung
Unsere Wanderung im Wallis war perfekt!! Super Wanderungen, sehr abwechslungsreich und es gab viel zu bestaunen:-) Die Wanderzeiten Angaben stimmten nicht immer überrein. Die Wanderungen doch zimmlich anstrengend, also ein bisschen Ausdauer und Kraft in den Beinen braucht es;-) aber ein echtes Erlebnis!!

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