Hängebrücke Belalp-Riederalp
Hängebrücke Belalp-Riederalp

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Hängebrücke Belalp-Riederalp

Belalp–Riederalp

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Hängebrücke Belalp-Riederalp

The Aletschji - Grünsee suspension bridge was opened in July 2008. Over 30,000 keen hikers crossed the suspension bridge during the summer following its inauguration.
The Belalp-Riederalp hiking trail leads from the Hotel Belalp down a steep track to the Aletschji mountain pastures and from there to the "Leng Acker" and on to the suspension bridge. The suspension bridge is 124 metres long and spans the 80-metre-deep Massa Gorge. This is a thrilling experience - not for the faint-hearted and only for those with a good head for heights! The suspension bridge is situated in front of the Aletsch Glacier's snout or lower end.

Having crossed the hanging bridge, you soon discover the biotope-like “Grunsee” located in the Pro Natura Reserve - and ancient Aletsch forest on the Riederfurka – Riederalp path.

Hiking from Belalp to Riederalp you experience the exceptionally peaceful atmosphere surrounding the Aletsch, enjoy views of the ancient and protected Aletch forest and are permanently accompanied by the powerful Aletsch Glacier.
The Aletschji - Grünsee suspension bridge was opened in July 2008. Over 30,000 keen hikers crossed the suspension bridge during the summer following its inauguration.
The Belalp-Riederalp hiking trail leads from the Hotel Belalp down a steep track to the Aletschji mountain pastures and from there to the "Leng Acker" and on to the suspension bridge. The suspension bridge is 124 metres long and spans the 80-metre-deep Massa Gorge. This is a thrilling experience - not for the faint-hearted and only for those with a good head for heights! The suspension bridge is situated in front of the Aletsch Glacier's snout or lower end.

Having crossed the hanging bridge, you soon discover the biotope-like “Grunsee” located in the Pro Natura Reserve - and ancient Aletsch forest on the Riederfurka – Riederalp path.

Hiking from Belalp to Riederalp you experience the exceptionally peaceful atmosphere surrounding the Aletsch, enjoy views of the ancient and protected Aletch forest and are permanently accompanied by the powerful Aletsch Glacier.
11 km | 1 Stage
720 m | 900 m
4 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Belalp
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Season

Season
The hiking trail over the suspension bridge is open and accessible from mid-June to mid-October.

Signalization

Signalization
Blatten near Naters - Belalp - Aletschbord - Aletschji- suspension bridge - Grünsee lake - ascent through the Aletsch forest (Teiffe Wald) up to Riederfurka – Riederalp.

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Hint
Catering and accommodation possibilities on the Riederalp and Bettmeralp.
Hint
The Pro Natura Aletsch Center, and door to the UNESCO World Heritage Jungrfau-Aletsch Alps region, is found on the Riederfurka.
Rockfall: Nessel - Teiffe Wald/ Riederalp
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Rockfall
The adapted route guidance is marked in the terrain.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Riederalp West
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Contact

Aletsch Arena
Bahnhofstrasse 7
3987 Riederalp
Tel. +41 (0)27 928 60 50
info@riederalp.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hamilton Lodge & Spa
Hamilton Lodge & Spa
Blatten bei Naters (Belalp)
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Places

Blatten (Belalp)
Blatten (Belalp)
Aletscharena - Riederalp
Aletscharena - Riederalp
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Places of interest

Suspension Rope Park Blatten
Suspension Rope Park Blatten
Traverse the white Massa
Traverse the white Massa
Villa Cassel, Center Pro Natura Aletsch
Villa Cassel, Center Pro Natura Aletsch
Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
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