Across the wild Massa Gorge
The Belalp-Riederalp suspension bridge in Switzerland is 124 metres long. Crossing it is one of the absolute hiking highlights in Valais, as the footbridge crosses the Massa Gorge at a height of 80 metres directly across from the snout of the majestic Great Aletsch Glacier, connecting Belalp with Riederalp. The view down into the wild Massa Gorge promises an adrenaline rush coupled with a dose of thrill.
The suspension bridge was built in 2008 and preserves the old connection that existed between Belalp and Riederalp. This used to lead directly over the Great Aletsch Glacier, but disappeared due to the retreat of the glacier.