The tour starts in Biel in Goms. Head up to the high-altitude trail, the Goms Höhenweg, and on past Bellwald to the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, make the steep climb towards Märjelenwang. Arriving in the Märjelen valley, continue past Lake Märjelensee and up onto Eggishorn, where you have a glorious view out across the Great Aletsch Glacier. If you prefer, you can choose the more leisurely Panorama Trail instead. The UNESCO high-altitude trail then takes you to Bettmerhorn and the Moosfluh view point. Next, hike down to Bettmeralp and continue towards Alpmatten and Martisberg to the Sport Resort (holiday village) in Fiesch. There you cross the Rhone and pass Ernen and Mühlebach, before crossing back to the other side of the river over the Goms Bridge. The trail then takes you uphill to the St. Anna Chapel, after which you head in the direction of Niederwald, crossing the Rhone again before Blitzingen and following the forest trail, the Gommer Waldweg, to Reckingen. Once there, you hike back to the starting point in Biel.
- 60,69 km
- 21 hours 20 minutes
- 3009 m
- 3028 m
- start: Different starting points
- destination: Different points of arrival
Good to know
- Stop at an Inn
Different starting points
Different points of arrival
You could split the tour into two or three one-day stages. There’s a wide choice of accommodation options in the various resorts.
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.
- Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Close gates after passing through.
- Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
- Do not leave any waste in nature.
- good footwear
- clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
- hat or cap
- bottle for water
- binoculars (optional)
- hiking poles (optional)
- printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)
On hike.stoneman-glaciara.com you’ll find plenty of information about the route, along with valuable guidance on planning the stages, your accommodation options and much more.
Take Cantonal Road 19 to your chosen starting point.
Follow the local parking guidance system at your chosen starting point.
Take the train from Brig or Oberwald to your chosen starting point.
A card is included in the starter pack.