Belalp - Riederalp suspension bridge

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.

124 metres

Length of the suspension bridge

80 metres

Height of the suspension bridge


Year of opening


One way to experience the Belalp-Riederalp suspension bridge for yourself is by doing the fantastic hike from Belalp to Lake Grünsee, Kalkofen and Riederfurka to Riederalp.


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