The Valais village of Fiesch on the sunny side of the Rhone valley is located in the stepped Upper Goms valley, just at the entrance to the Fiescher valley. This family-friendly resort is the ideal starting point for excursions into the area round the Aletsch Glacier, the Goms Valley, over alpine passes and into the little town of Brig.
Fiesch is situated on a low hill on the sunny side of the valley of the upper Rhone, where it is met by the Fiescher valley. In the old part of the village you can see the typical weathered houses of the Valais. In the heart of the forest on the edge of the village is the well-known "Fiesch Sport and Leisure Centre", offering accommodation for groups, professional and amateur sportsmen and women, and numerous sport and leisure facilities such as an indoor pool, sports halls, outdoor climbing wall etc.
Fiesch is one of the family-friendly Swiss resorts to have been awarded the "Families Welcome" seal of quality.
There is also plenty to do if you just like going for walks in the snow. The family-friendly Aletsch plateau offers 72 kilometres of well-maintained winter hiking trails. And if you're looking for a bit of variety, why not venture onto the 13-kilometre-long toboggan run from Fiescheralp down to Lax in the valley.
From spring right through to autumn, the holiday destinations of Fiesch – Fieschertal – Lax offer you the most beautiful high-altitude walks, glacier crossings and breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps. Rest and relaxation go hand in hand with a varied and action-packed cultural and sports programme. Families with children will definitely get their money's worth in this holiday destination. Attractions vary from discovery tours in the animal park to exciting film shows to hikes with the dwarfs.
The region around Fiesch is a paradise on earth for mountaineers and hikers. There are innumerable mountain tours, over 100 kilometres of hiking paths and 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails where you can experience the unique mountain scenery and regain your strength. The most popular tourist destination is the Eggishorn at 2927 m, reached by cable-car from Fiesch. The walk is called "From the ice to the water" and takes you in four hours down to the Fiescheralp. From the small but charming Märjelensee, walkers enjoy a wonderful view of the nearby ice-sheet of the Aletsch Glacier.
And if you're looking for something more exclusive – you definitely won't get bored paragliding at Fiescheralp.