Close to the Alps' largest glacier
Right at the heart of the Aletsch region, in the Swiss canton of Valais, you find the mighty Aletsch glacier encircled by the Berner Alps and the 4193 meter tall Aletschhorn peak. The glacier surface with a length of 23.1 kilometers is the biggest one of its kind in the Alps and belongs to the UNESCO World Nature heritage of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Swiss Alps. A wonderful holiday in the Aletsch region has many highlights to offer - be it walking, hiking, skiing, relaxing or enjoying cultural attractions. The car-free Aletsch Arena holiday region, comprising three lovely destinations nestling on a high Alpine plateau, promises memorable days throughout the year. Also the surrounding holiday villages stand for genuine Swiss hospitality, culinary delicacies and awe-inspiring landscapes of natural beauty.
Aletsch region: hiking & summer fun
Summer provides the most beautiful backdrop for scenic holidays in the region's walking and hiking paradise. A number of summer mountain lifts take you effortlessly to the top of the peaks, and therefore to the trailheads of panoramic walking tours and hiking adventures. Get ready for the ultimate exploration of the Swiss Alps! For example, the Bettmerhorn ice world features a multi-media exhibition on the majestic Aletsch glacier, giving also an insight in the area's varied walking route network. Among the undisputed highlights rank the Aletsch panorama trail and a walk over the suspension bridge across the Massa ravine.
For both cyclists and mountain bikers the area boasts a huge network of 100 kilometers leading right to the glacier world. Downhill aficionados are recommended to explore the superb Fiescheralp downhill track. Scenic Riederalp, located in a sunny plateau at 1905 meters above sea level, features the marvelous Riederalp 9-hole golf course embedded in the majestic mountains. Climbing enthusiasts can choose from myriad via ferrata tours and rock climbing gardens.