Dizzying heights

Suspension bridges from the Aletsch Glacier to Goms

Spectacular connections

Do you love hiking at heady heights? Then the Aletsch and Goms region in Valais is just the place for you. It is home to no less than five spectacular suspension bridges. Thanks to them, you’re able to experience the breathtaking Valais landscape from a completely new perspective. This page tells you all you need to know about the suspension bridges from the Aletsch Glacier to Goms.


The five suspension bridges

Belalp-Riederalp, the Aspi-Titter bridge at the foot of the beautiful Fiescher Glacier, the Goms Bridge, the Massegga Bridge near Bitsch and the Bodmer Bridge in Upper Goms are the stunning suspension bridges in the Aletsch and Goms region. Up to 120 metres above the ground, these architectural marvels span plunging gorges. And all in the midst of the fantastic Valais mountain scenery.

By the way, if you have an issue with heights, don’t worry: with a few simple tricks, you’ll easily make it across the suspension bridges.


Hiking via the suspension bridges

The suspension bridges in Valais are not only fascinating structures, but also have a connecting function on various hikes. On a number of hiking routes, they take you through the otherwise pristine nature of the Aletsch Arena and its surroundings. With the slightly shorter Massegga suspension bridge, a hike with the whole family is also no problem.

Our brochure on suspension bridges in Aletsch Goms contains a compilation of the different hikes.


Tickets and offers

If you want to enjoy and discover the suspension bridges from the Aletsch Glacier to Goms without limits, there are various tickets you can take advantage of, such as the Belalp-Riederalp round trip ticket, the Aletsch Explorer Pass or the Adventure Card.


  • Ticket tip: You also have the option of booking the six-day hikes as a package including accommodation and luggage transport.

Stoneman Glaciara Hike

The biggest glacier in the Alps, historic mountain villages and suspension bridges: the Stoneman Glaciara Hike is an exciting mix of physical challenge and the experience of nature. The route takes you over the Aspi-Titter bridge in Fieschertal and the Goms Bridge in Fürgangen. You can tackle the 65 km as a trail run in one day or as a hiking experience in one or three day stages.

Tips for dealing with a fear of heights

Admittedly, the commanding suspension bridges in Valais can make you feel a little queasy. And that’s even if you don’t suffer from a fear of heights. These tips will help you to make it across the deep ravines without feeling awful:

  • Breathe deeply in and out; this calms body and mind.

  • Engage anyone who is anxious in conversation. That will take their mind off their nervousness.

  • When crossing, focus on a stationary object or the person in front of you.

  • Concentrate on stepping firmly and placing the whole sole of your foot in contact with the ground.

    • If it gets too much for you, sit down.
  • Take your time crossing the suspension bridge.

  • Cross the bridge with another person or in a group.

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