View down to the mightiest glacier in the Alps

Riederalp

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Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

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Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Riederalp

Riederalp

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Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

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Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Magnificent high winter trail with views down to the Aletsch Glacier and wide views of the Valais 4,000-metre-high peaks.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Riederalp / Moosfluh
End of tour: Riederalp / Greicheralp
Access starting point: Train to Mörel, then cable car to Riederalp and cable car to Moosfluh
Access point of arrival: Cable car to Mörel
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 30 min.
Length: 6 km
Gastronomy: Restaurant Riederfurka

Description

Like a frozen river, the Great Aletsch Glacier flows from the Jungfraujoch to the Rhone Valley. At 23 km long, it is the largest glacier in the Alps. This magnificent river of ice forms the centre of the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the glacier as you follow this winter hiking trail from the Moosfluh to the Riederalp. To reach the starting point, first take the cable car from Mörel up the Riederalp and then continue up the Moosfluh. The trail makes a gentle descent towards the southwest and the afternoon sun. Down to the right you will see the tongue of the Aletsch Glacier while to the left your gaze will be drawn to the Mischabel group, the Matterhorn and other Valais four-thousanders. The Pro Natura Environmental Education Center is located in the magnificent Villa Cassel on the Riederfurka. Then the trail twists and turns as it continues to Riederalp and here you take the cable car back down to Morel.

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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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