39 Aletsch Panoramaweg
39 Aletsch Panoramaweg

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Aletsch Panoramaweg

Stage 3, Märjelensee–Bellwald

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Aletsch Panoramaweg

The trail follows old Alpine paths down to the Burg, a rock massif of gneiss smoothed by glaciers. Against the backdrop of the Goms mountains, the Fiescher Glacier becomes clearly visible. The 160-metre-long Aspi-Titter suspension bridge points the way to the idyllic Goms mountain village of Bellwald.
Before you leave the Gletscherstube mountain restaurant, be sure to take a last look back in the direction of the Aletsch Glacier. The path takes you past Märjelensee Lake before it drops sharply down. After about 30 minutes, near the Burg rocks, the spurs of the Fiescher Glacier appear. An attractive path, some of it challenging, follows across the rocks that have been smoothly polished by the glacier. A few passages are secured with cables, others are provided with very steep metal stairs. Some of the landscape here looks almost like the Grand Canyon. Please note: these metal steps are difficult to climb for small children and dogs. One possibility is to go right at the Burg rocks to bypass the steps.

The suspension bridge is the next highlight along the way. It may also be bypassed by taking the path via Egga below Bellwald. Those who are not bothered by heights will cross the 160 m Aspi-Titter Bridge without a problem. At an altitude of 120 m it spans the Weisswasser Ravine at the foot of Fiescher Glacier, which originally formed the valley. The suspension bridge connects the villages of Bellwald and Fieschertal and the views from halfway across are spectacular. The names of the private investors are displayed on the wooden slats of the bridge.

On the other side of the bridge follows the last strenuous ascent until just before Schranni, again with a few passages with exceptionally steep metal stairs. Then a path leads downhill to Wang and later to Ried, a small populated outpost of today’s destination. Bellwald is located on the right side of the Rhone valley. It is the highest village in the Goms region and cars are banned there. A visit to its church and the quaint village centre with its narrow lanes and the typical sunburned houses and barns should not be missed.
The trail follows old Alpine paths down to the Burg, a rock massif of gneiss smoothed by glaciers. Against the backdrop of the Goms mountains, the Fiescher Glacier becomes clearly visible. The 160-metre-long Aspi-Titter suspension bridge points the way to the idyllic Goms mountain village of Bellwald.
Before you leave the Gletscherstube mountain restaurant, be sure to take a last look back in the direction of the Aletsch Glacier. The path takes you past Märjelensee Lake before it drops sharply down. After about 30 minutes, near the Burg rocks, the spurs of the Fiescher Glacier appear. An attractive path, some of it challenging, follows across the rocks that have been smoothly polished by the glacier. A few passages are secured with cables, others are provided with very steep metal stairs. Some of the landscape here looks almost like the Grand Canyon. Please note: these metal steps are difficult to climb for small children and dogs. One possibility is to go right at the Burg rocks to bypass the steps.

The suspension bridge is the next highlight along the way. It may also be bypassed by taking the path via Egga below Bellwald. Those who are not bothered by heights will cross the 160 m Aspi-Titter Bridge without a problem. At an altitude of 120 m it spans the Weisswasser Ravine at the foot of Fiescher Glacier, which originally formed the valley. The suspension bridge connects the villages of Bellwald and Fieschertal and the views from halfway across are spectacular. The names of the private investors are displayed on the wooden slats of the bridge.

On the other side of the bridge follows the last strenuous ascent until just before Schranni, again with a few passages with exceptionally steep metal stairs. Then a path leads downhill to Wang and later to Ried, a small populated outpost of today’s destination. Bellwald is located on the right side of the Rhone valley. It is the highest village in the Goms region and cars are banned there. A visit to its church and the quaint village centre with its narrow lanes and the typical sunburned houses and barns should not be missed.
9 km
360 m | 1150 m
3 h 20 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Season

Bridge closure
The stage is only accessible between 1 July and 31 October. The Aspi-Titter suspension bridge remains closed for the rest of the year.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bellwald LFüB
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Bikepark Bellwald
Bikepark Bellwald
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Pumptrack Bellwald
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