331 Schneeschuhtrail Bettmeralp–Riederalp
331 Schneeschuhtrail Bettmeralp–Riederalp

Snowshoe trekking

Bettmeralp–Riederalp Trail

Bettmeralp–Schweibuflüe–Biel–Flesch–Bettmeralp

Route report
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Bettmeralp–Riederalp Trail

It is obvious why this trail is so popular: It is easy, well marked and the 4000-meter peaks of the Valais are always in sight. The peaceful hamlet of Flesch with Valais-style chalets followed by a lovely forest near the Aletschpromenade is also very appealing.
The marked path begins directly at the upper station of the Bettmeralp cable car and climbs gently towards the Waldhaus hotel. You will pass in front of the Tosca chalet – along the edge of the forest and parallel to the Blausee ski lift – until you reach Gopplerlücke. Once you arrive there, you will not only be at the highest point of this snowshoe hike but will also discover a magnificent view of the snow-covered Valais Alps.

After walking along the edge of the forest for a while, the path heads gently downhill. Via Schweibuflüe you will arrive at the Golmenegg restaurant. At the height of Golmenegg you will cross the Aletschpromenade and continue your route on the path towards the valley. You will pass alongside the Saint Bernard Chapel and then continue your hike on a relatively flat path on open ground, passing through Biel and Flesch. After completing a small climb through an idyllic forest, you will arrive at the Aletschpromenade, level with the Restaurant Adler. Take the Aletschpromenade to return to Bettmeralp.
It is obvious why this trail is so popular: It is easy, well marked and the 4000-meter peaks of the Valais are always in sight. The peaceful hamlet of Flesch with Valais-style chalets followed by a lovely forest near the Aletschpromenade is also very appealing.
The marked path begins directly at the upper station of the Bettmeralp cable car and climbs gently towards the Waldhaus hotel. You will pass in front of the Tosca chalet – along the edge of the forest and parallel to the Blausee ski lift – until you reach Gopplerlücke. Once you arrive there, you will not only be at the highest point of this snowshoe hike but will also discover a magnificent view of the snow-covered Valais Alps.

After walking along the edge of the forest for a while, the path heads gently downhill. Via Schweibuflüe you will arrive at the Golmenegg restaurant. At the height of Golmenegg you will cross the Aletschpromenade and continue your route on the path towards the valley. You will pass alongside the Saint Bernard Chapel and then continue your hike on a relatively flat path on open ground, passing through Biel and Flesch. After completing a small climb through an idyllic forest, you will arrive at the Aletschpromenade, level with the Restaurant Adler. Take the Aletschpromenade to return to Bettmeralp.
4 km | 1 Stage
260 m | 260 m
2 h 10 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bettmeralp
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter Season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Information about Valais winter sports report:
www.visitvalais.ch/snowreport

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired in local sports shops.
Valais/Wallis Promotion
Rue Pré-Fleuri 6
1951 Sion
Tel. +41 27 327 35 70
info@valais.ch
www.valais.ch

Contact

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
3983 Mörel-Filet
Tel. +41 (0)27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Services

Places

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Aletscharena - Bettmeralp
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Pumptrack Bettmeralp
Pumptrack Bettmeralp
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