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Aletscharena - Fiesch-Fiescheralp

Aletscharena - Fiesch-Fiescheralp

The Valais village of Fiesch on the sunny side of the Rhone valley is located in the stepped Upper Goms valley, just at the entrance to the Fiescher valley. This family-friendly resort is the ideal starting point for excursions into the area round the Aletsch Glacier, the Goms Valley, over alpine passes and into the little town of Brig.
Fiesch is situated on a low hill on the sunny side of the valley of the upper Rhone, where it is met by the Fiescher valley. In the old part of the village you can see the typical weathered houses of the Valais. In the heart of the forest on the edge of the village is the well-known "Fiesch Sport and Leisure Centre", offering accommodation for groups, professional and amateur sportsmen and women, and numerous sport and leisure facilities such as an indoor pool, sports halls, outdoor climbing wall etc.

Summer

In summer the Aletsch resorts of Fiesch, Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Belalp offer a pleasant walking area close to the Aletsch Glacier in the UNESCO natural World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn. The Fiescheralp, because of its special thermal currents, is particularly well-known to hang-gliders and paragliders.

The most popular tourist destination is the Eggishorn at 2927 m, reached by cable-car from Fiesch. The walk is called "From the ice to the water" and takes you in four hours down to the Fiescheralp. From the small but charming Märjelensee, walkers enjoy a wonderful view of the nearby ice-sheet of the Aletsch Glacier.

Very popular with the children are the two "Gogwärgi-Wege" (Dwarf's Paths) where there are meter-high wooden dwarves. Children also enjoy making a trip to the Aletsch Wildlife Park, a pets' zoo with Swiss domestic and wild animals.

Winter

Winter sports in Fiesch means winter sports on the Eggishorn and in the whole Aletsch skiing area, with its 35 lifts and 100 km of prepared slopes for skiers, carvers and snowboarders of all abilities. From the Fiescheralp to the valley village of Lax there is a wonderful 13 km long sledging run. Winter walkers find plenty to do in Fiesch with its 35 km network of winter walks. Nordic skiers will find a cross-country skiing paradise in the Goms, with kilometres of track.

Highlights

  • Eggishorn – from the summit, at 2927 m, beautiful views over the whole length of the Aletsch Glacier, the smaller Fiescher Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau right as far as the Matterhorn.
  • Huge Aletsch Glacier – the largest glacier in the Alps, 23 kilometres long, 27 billion tonnes of ice, the high point of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn.
  • Fieschertal – a spick-and-span village consisting of seven hamlets, with fine views up to the Fiescher glacier, a vast area including most of the Aletsch Glacier and extending as far as the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
  • Binntal – a side valley of the Rhone valley near Fiesch, unspoilt nature, a walker's paradise with the largest mineral reserves in Europe.
  • Goms – a sunny upland valley in the Upper Valais, with unspoilt villages clustered round white churches, a cross-country skiing paradise in winter.
The Valais village of Fiesch on the sunny side of the Rhone valley is located in the stepped Upper Goms valley, just at the entrance to the Fiescher valley. This family-friendly resort is the ideal starting point for excursions into the area round the Aletsch Glacier, the Goms Valley, over alpine passes and into the little town of Brig.
Fiesch is situated on a low hill on the sunny side of the valley of the upper Rhone, where it is met by the Fiescher valley. In the old part of the village you can see the typical weathered houses of the Valais. In the heart of the forest on the edge of the village is the well-known "Fiesch Sport and Leisure Centre", offering accommodation for groups, professional and amateur sportsmen and women, and numerous sport and leisure facilities such as an indoor pool, sports halls, outdoor climbing wall etc.

Summer

In summer the Aletsch resorts of Fiesch, Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Belalp offer a pleasant walking area close to the Aletsch Glacier in the UNESCO natural World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn. The Fiescheralp, because of its special thermal currents, is particularly well-known to hang-gliders and paragliders.

The most popular tourist destination is the Eggishorn at 2927 m, reached by cable-car from Fiesch. The walk is called "From the ice to the water" and takes you in four hours down to the Fiescheralp. From the small but charming Märjelensee, walkers enjoy a wonderful view of the nearby ice-sheet of the Aletsch Glacier.

Very popular with the children are the two "Gogwärgi-Wege" (Dwarf's Paths) where there are meter-high wooden dwarves. Children also enjoy making a trip to the Aletsch Wildlife Park, a pets' zoo with Swiss domestic and wild animals.

Winter

Winter sports in Fiesch means winter sports on the Eggishorn and in the whole Aletsch skiing area, with its 35 lifts and 100 km of prepared slopes for skiers, carvers and snowboarders of all abilities. From the Fiescheralp to the valley village of Lax there is a wonderful 13 km long sledging run. Winter walkers find plenty to do in Fiesch with its 35 km network of winter walks. Nordic skiers will find a cross-country skiing paradise in the Goms, with kilometres of track.

Highlights

  • Eggishorn – from the summit, at 2927 m, beautiful views over the whole length of the Aletsch Glacier, the smaller Fiescher Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau right as far as the Matterhorn.
  • Huge Aletsch Glacier – the largest glacier in the Alps, 23 kilometres long, 27 billion tonnes of ice, the high point of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn.
  • Fieschertal – a spick-and-span village consisting of seven hamlets, with fine views up to the Fiescher glacier, a vast area including most of the Aletsch Glacier and extending as far as the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
  • Binntal – a side valley of the Rhone valley near Fiesch, unspoilt nature, a walker's paradise with the largest mineral reserves in Europe.
  • Goms – a sunny upland valley in the Upper Valais, with unspoilt villages clustered round white churches, a cross-country skiing paradise in winter.

Arrival and return Aletscharena - Fiesch-Fiescheralp

Adresse

Eggishorn Tourismus
Postfach
3984 Fiesch
Tel. +41 (0) 27 970 60 70
Fax. +41 (0) 27 970 60 71
info@fiesch.ch
www.fiesch.ch

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Route 257, Fiesch–Fieschertal
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