Fiesch Travel Guide

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Fiesch Things to Do

  • Eggishorn Trip

    A must in this area - how can you escape it! - is a gondola trip to see the longest flow of ice in the Alps - the Grosser Aletsch glacier. The takes less than 15mins from Fiescheralp to ascend and you can hike down the steep path to Fiescheralp in less than 90 minutes - although better and easier hikes can be made. From the summit the peaks of the...

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  • Fiesch

    Fiesch is a municipality in the district of Goms in the canton of Valais, Switzerland a short train/bus ride from Brig. This was our base for 6 nights for exploring the surrounding alpine area. Although not as pretty as the higher alpine villages of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp it makes for a good base for exploring the Fieschertal and...

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  • Fiescheralp

    Fiescheralp or Kühboden to give its alternative name is a winter and alpine resort high above the town of Fiesch in the Rhone Valley - some 20 minutes bus/train ride from Brig. Its reached by gondola from Fiesch and is a popular place for hiking in the summer and for taking another gondola up the Eggishorn for the Aletsch Glacier panorama. Like...

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  • Bettmeralp

    Bettmeralp is situated 1150 m (3,770 ft) above the eastern Rhône valley, its a purpose built tourist holiday village. Its car free so can only be reached by gondola from the valley station of Betten. Its a cluster of hotels and holiday chalets and restaurants - a bit too busy for my liking, even with being traffic free. All the adverts in the area...

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  • Riederalp

    Riederalp is situated 1150 m (3,770 ft) above the eastern Rhône valley and like Fiescheralp and Bettmeralp is a touristic traffic free resort - reached by gondola from Reid Morel and Morel (direct and indirect service either side of a ravine. To me it looked the better of the three villages - a bit quainter with little chalets, a chapel and even a...

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  • Bettmersee

    Enjoy the scenery and many paths around the alpine lake of Bettmeralp - Bettmersee. MAny paths criss-cross this lake - can bathe here too in the summer. A smaller lake, a bit higher up is nearby - the Blausee. An ideal short hike is to take a chairlift up to Schonnbuel and follow the marmot path down to the lake edge enjoying fine views of the...

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Fiesch Transportation

  • Aletsch Bus link

    Between the alpine resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp is a trolley bus service - useful for reaching your hotels with your luggage - no other traffic is allowed in these car-free resorts.It travels the route along the so-called Aletsch promenade - cost is 5 Sfr each way. Times of service are posted on bus stops along the route ...but...

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  • Transport Ticket Options

    The resorts are reached from Brig on the red trains of the Furka Oberalp Bahn (FOB) towards Andermatt in less than 30 minutes by train or bus (certain times during the day and evening after 7pm the bus replaces the train service)....but once there what about all the aerial lifts and gondola options?? You'd think there would be a pass - well there...

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  • Flying High

    Saw quite a few gliders around the Alps - the pilot must have had stunning views when we had such clear weather - several days the Matterhorn stood out clear amongst the Valasian Alps.Wish I could have been up there too.

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Fiesch Off The Beaten Path

  • Ernen

    The village of Ernen was approx 30 - 40 minute walk from Fiesch - we could see its church easily at the back of our hotel base but the river was in-between and meant a longer walk around to cross the torrent. Ernen is famous for its classical music festival during the summer and for its architecture - in 1979, Ernen was awarded the Wakker Prize for...

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  • Bellwald Barns

    Just a couple of train stops from Fiesch in the Oberwald direction is the little station of Furgangen - not much her in itself but the train co-incides with the operation of a small gondola that goes up to the village of Bellwald. Bellwald is the highest village in Goms, or the upper Rhône River valley at 1'600m above sea level. and provides a...

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Fiesch Sports & Outdoors

  • Fischeralp-Bettmeralp-Riederalp Hike

    A pleasant easy hike is to wander from the three alpine villages of Fischeralp, Bettmeralp and Riederalp on an easy path some 7.5 km long. stunning views all the way and only takes about 2 hours. There are several gondolas and chairlifts that can be take along the route to enjoy even more majestic panoramas - notably the glacier views already...

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  • Aletsch Glacier Hike Adventure I

    For me this was THE hike to do in this area - the one we had seen on the cover of our hiking map. We had waiting until our last day in Fiesch to have perfect weather for this hike and to make it even more memorable it was Swiss National Day. Its a longish hike - 5.5 hours they say but some of the timings along our route marker were definitely out -...

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  • Aletsch Glacier Hike Adventure II

    Revitalised with our hearty lunch of Rosti we continued on our way. From the Gletscherstube it said 2 hours to Moosfluh were we hoped to catch a gondola down rather than a tiring descent to Bettmeralp. We soon reached another lake(pic 1), beyond which were tantalising glimpses of the Aletsch Glacier and beautiful cotton fluffy flowers - grass...

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