Tour description

The 124 m-long suspension bridge is one of the hiking highlights in the Aletsch Arena, spanning the Massa Gorge at a height of 80 m by the snout of the Great Aletsch Glacier. Crossing it is a formidable experience that will get your adrenaline flowing.

Starting from the Hotel Belalp, the trail leads down a steep track to the Aletschji mountain pastures and from there via the “Leng Acker” to the old glacier approach and the Belalp-Riederalp suspension bridge, the highlight of the hike. As you cross the bridge, enjoy the impressive view of the glacier snout and the Massa Gorge to the full before taking on the ascent to Riederfurka through the protected Aletsch Forest with its ancient pines. Besides the magnificent view of the Great Aletsch Glacier that follows you throughout the hike, this section through the Aletsch Forest provides another impressive natural experience. From the Grünsee lake there are two beautiful ways to make your way up to the Silbersand: one leads through the shady “Teife Wald” forest, the other through the “Tal des Todes” (valley of death), which can be very hot in sunny weather. The hike continues from the Silbersand on a gentle upward slope through the Aletsch Forest to Riederfurka.


Belalp – Riederalp (Aletsch Arena) suspension bridge round-trip ticket
(Postbus, cable car and train)
Offer valid: end of June until mid-October

A special round-trip ticket is available for the hike across the suspension bridge.
The offer includes the Brig – Blatten bei Naters Postbus journey, a single ticket for the Blatten – Belalp gondola trip, the cable car trip in the Aletsch Arena* and the train journey between Fiesch and Brig (or the reverse journey). This special ticket is available from staff on the PostBus and at the Belalp and Aletsch Arena cable cars.
*choice of routes includes: Riederalp – Mörel, Bettmeralp – Betten Talstation or Fiescheralp – Fiesch

NEW “Embruf und Embri” late-summer special offer for suspension bridge
Offer valid: 16 August – 17 September 2017

20% discount on the Belalp – Riederalp (Aletsch Arena) suspension bridge round-trip ticket, as well as on inbound train journey from anywhere in Switzerland. Bookable online (hängebrücke.ch) from 16 August 2017.

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Places along the route: Belalp - Hotel Belalp - Oberaletsch - Hängebrücke - Grünsee - Kalkofen - Riederfurka - Riederalp


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Tour history (B14048)

First published: Mittwoch, 30. Oktober 2013

Last updated: Donnerstag, 16. August 2018

Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by Outdooractive GmbH

Tour characteristics

Distance: 14 km | Time requirement: 4½ h
Ascent: 624 m | Descent: 829 m
Highest point: 2138 m.a.s.l.

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