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Tour description

What was it like for mountain farmers, living in the valley in a village during the winter months and, as soon as summer arrived, moving up to the mountain pasture and the Alps with their livestock? Follow the culture discovery trail to find out.

Bettmeralp is the starting point of this leisurely hike. The culture discovery trail runs past wonderful Alpine meadows and the «Ried» and «Domo» mountain pastures to the village of Betten, a typical Valais settlement with black larch houses. On nine information boards along the beautiful trail, Aletscha and Aletschander, two local children, tell interesting tales about how life was back then, living between the village and the «alp», the Alpine pasture. A short tour of the idyllic village of Betten is a nice way to end the hike before riding the cable car back to Bettmeralp.


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Places along the route: Bettmeralp - Rieder - Domo - Egga - Betten


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Tour history (B14010)

First published: Dienstag, 26. März 2013

Last updated: Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.aletscharena.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 4.3 km | Time requirement: 2½ h
Ascent: 11 m | Descent: 760 m
Highest point: 1940 m.a.s.l.

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Aletsch Arena
Postfach 16
CH-3992 Bettmeralp

Tel.: +41 27 928 58 58
Fax: +41 27 928 58 59
E-Mail: info@aletscharena.ch
Internet: www.aletscharena.ch