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Mountain tour from Riederalp to Belalp via suspension bridge and Oberaletschhütte

  • start: Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte
  • destination: Belalp, top station of aerial cable car

From the mountain station of the Riederalp Mitte cable car, take the well-maintained hiking trail via Riederalp West to Riederfurka. Once there, you’ll be greeted by your first highlight: the Pro Natura Centre Aletsch at Villa Cassel. Continue from Riederfurka via the Teiffe Wald forest down to Lake Grünsee and cross the Riederalp – Belalp suspension bridge to the Aletschi on the other side of the valley. You’ll then make the climb via Leng Acker to the chapel, continuing along the connecting path to the spectacular Oberaletsch panoramic trail. This will initially take you through the Oberaletsch gorge and then along the Oberaletsch glacier on the right-hand side of the valley up to the SAC Oberaletsch mountain hut (2,640m). The return journey follows the same route up to the Walkenen region. From there, follow the path in a westerly direction down to Belalp, where you’ll take the cable car to Blatten bei Naters and the PostBus to Brig, before completing your journey by train.
Please note: Difficulty: T3

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