Aletsch

Fiesch

Eggishorn

Eggishorn

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Dorf

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Dorf

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Dorf II

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Dorf II

Fiesch › Nord-West

Fiesch › Nord-West

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Fieschertal

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Fieschertal

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Aletschgletscher

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Aletschgletscher

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Bergstation Eggishorn

Fiesch: Aletsch Arena - Bergstation Eggishorn, Bergstation Eggishorn

The Aletsch glacier is the largest in the Alps and has recently been marked out by UNESCO as a world nature site. What a fantastic location for a tour! The journey itself is your goal - all the way up to the frozen water. You'll need to tackle thirteen curves on the path through the larch forests up to the Fiescheralp.

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Begin and end of tour: Fiesch Train Station
Technical requirements: extreme
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 55 km
Total altitude meters: 1896 m
Biking time: 04:30 - 06:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1049 m
Season: July - October
Panorama: Unique panorama with views of the Aletsch glacier and the many 4000--meter peaks of the Valais
Gastronomy: Fiesch, Kühboden, Bettmeralp, Riederalp, Lax
Overnight: Fiesch, Kühboden, Bettmeralp, Riederalp
Various: The Aletsch region is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
Access starting point: By Matterhorn-Gotthard train from Brig to Fiesch
Access point of arrival: Fiesch Train Station
Literature: Bike-Explorer

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The efforts of cycling uphill are more than rewarded by the unique landscapes and indescribably beautiful views. Up here the characteristics of the trail are more a secondary business, it's the natural surroundings which count - and nothing else.

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Fiesch - Wiler - Laxeralp - Kühboden - Obers Tälli - Märjelesee - Obers Tälli - Kühboden - Bettmeralp - Greicheralp - Ried bei Mörel - Greich - Goppisberg - Martisberg - Lax - Wiler - Fiesch

At Fiesch, begin your leisurely bikeride to Lax. But once you have completed that part of the journey, you must overcome the 13 curves on the trail up to Kühboden. Northeast of the plateau, at the foot of Tälligrat mountain, a kilometer-long tunnel leads you to the view of the glacier. Then return the same way along the lakes (e.g. Märjelensee) back to Kühboden and continue onwards to Bettmeralp. Now bike in the direction of Riederalps. Shortly before Riederalp, turn into the descending path. Six hundred meters further down, ascend to Greich again and return to Fiesch via Goppisberg, Martisberg and Lax.

Pictures: http://www.bike-explorer.ch

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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