Unique Aletsch Forest

Unique Aletsch Forest

The ‘Pro Natura’ nature reserve belongs to the most impressive forests in Switzerland. The vegetation in the light mountain forest comprises larches, stone pines and dwarf shrubs. Around 330 ha of the Aletsch forest, endangered earlier due to overgrazing, have stood under a protection order since...more

View down to the mightiest glacier in the Alps

View down to the mightiest glacier in...

The high-altitude path from Moosfluh – Riederfurka (1.5 hrs walking) must be one of the most beautiful winter walks in Switzerland. Free your...more

Aletsch - the Region Surrounding the Largest Alpine Glacier

Aletsch - the...

Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is...more

Riederalp (Aletsch Arena)

Riederalp...

Riederalp is a family-friendly, car-free summer and winter holiday...more

Unique Aletsch Forest

The ‘Pro Natura’ nature reserve belongs to the most impressive forests in Switzerland. The vegetation in the light mountain forest comprises larches, stone pines and dwarf shrubs. Around 330 ha of the Aletsch forest, endangered earlier due to overgrazing, have stood under a protection order since 1933: from the forest-free ridge of the Hohflue and Moosflue across closed stretches of forest to the glacier periphery with its moraines.

The Aletsch Glacier is Central Europe's largest glacier. On its Southern flank there is a unique kind of nature reserve. This interesting hike connects Kühboden on beautiful hiking trails to the Aletsch Forest. The views onto the glacier and the surrounding mountains are overwhelming.

View down to the mightiest glacier in the Alps

The high-altitude path from Moosfluh – Riederfurka (1.5 hrs walking) must be one of the most beautiful winter walks in Switzerland. Free your spirit and enjoy the amazing views!

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

Aletsch - the Region Surrounding the Largest Alpine Glacier

Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. And the most popular, for it is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions.

Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. And the most popular, for it is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions.

Riederalp (Aletsch Arena)

Riederalp is a family-friendly, car-free summer and winter holiday resort in the Upper Valais, located on a sunny high plateau, surrounded by park-like countryside at an altitude of almost 2000 metres above sea level. Riederalp provides ideal access to the first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in the Alps located by the Big Aletsch Glacier.

Riederalp is a family-friendly, car-free summer and winter holiday resort in the Upper Valais, located on a sunny high plateau, surrounded by park-like countryside at an altitude of almost 2000 metres above sea level. Riederalp provides ideal access to the first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in the Alps located by the Big Aletsch Glacier.