The great Aletsch Glacier - 23 km of ice in one piece

Hiking in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage "Swiss Alps – Aletsch-Jungfrau"

The hiking hotel in Upper Valais

The trail to health is the hiking trail

The ideal starting point

Our hotel is centrally located in the middle of the Upper Valais. Within an hour's drive or by public transport, we can reach all the hiking areas of the Upper Valais - the Aletsch Glacier, the centre of the Unesco World Natural Heritage "Swiss Alps", the Goms valley at the source of the Rhone, the Simplon on the border with Italy, the unspoilt Lötschental, the Moosalp high moor, the Saas Fee winter ski area, the world-famous Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, the Gnogerberge...
The choice of hikes is inexhaustible. We are happy to help you put together your own programme.

Tailor-made offers

Hiking is a matter of the heart for us. Therefore we offer you an optimal service package for your hikes: Advice on the choice of tours, hiking maps, expert information on weather and timetables and also packages for hiking on your own or in groups. You can put together your pick nick the evening before or enjoy an early breakfast in the morning. If you are looking for a hiking guide, if you want to book a glacier tour, you need help with your hiking equipment... Come and visit us at the reception. We will gladly help you.

Suspension bridge Belalp Riederalp

Suspension bridge Riederalp - Belalp

11.4 km • ↑ 604m • ↓ 782m • 5:00 h

The 124 m long suspension bridge is one of the hiking highlights in the Aletsch region. At a height of 80 m, it leads you across the Massa Gorge directly in front of the glacier snout of the Great Aletsch Glacier. Crossing it is an impressive experience and lets the adrenalin rush through your veins.
If in former times, one got from the Belalp to the Riederalp over the Aletsch Glacier, today, this is not possible anymore due to the glacier regression. The suspension bridge built in 2008 restores this old connection; all in cooperation with Pro Natura, the WWF and the UNESCO World Heritage "Swiss Alps Aletsch-Jungfrau".

Package "suspension bridge"

Simplon Taferna

Hiking on your own

...all over the Upper Valais. Experience the highlights of the hiking areas in the Upper Valais. This programme takes you individually to the most beautiful hiking areas. Climb a 3000m high mountain, the Sparrhorn. Discover the Simplon Pass on the border to Italy. Explore the Binntal, the unknown mineral paradise. Enjoy the alta via high above the Goms valley. Hike along the longest glacier in the Alps, the great Aletsch Glacier.
The programme offers a choice of 15 different, varied walks. We will help you to put together your personal programme. For each selected hike you will receive a detailed map and a description of the hike.

Hiking on your own

Waymarks on hidden paths

Offer for hiking groups

For decades we have been organising hiking weeks in Breiten: in summer in hiking boots, in winter on snowshoes we discover the whole of the Upper Valais. We know the area like "our trouser pocket" and can recommend different tours for every taste and every level of difficulty. Depending on your wishes, we can help you to put together a programme to suit your needs or organise the entire hiking stay for your group and accompany you personally on the hikes. Please get in touch with us. We are looking forward to your questions and wishes.

Hiking week

Snowshoe hike in the Aletsch forest

Snowshoe Hike Aletsch Forest

8.1 km • ↑ 504m • ↓ 504m • 4:00 h

Snowshoeing is in: Many tours are signposted. We will be happy to help you with good tips.

But the tour into the Aletsch forest is an insider tip that you can only discover with a hiking guide. Our hiking guide Ed organizes a tour almost every week in winter. Ask for the exact program and reserve your place in time!

Suspension bridge Belalp Riederalp

Hiking Hotel

For a hiking hotel, the following services are self-evident:

  • Hotel own guided hikes
  • Information on glacier tours by mountain guides
  • Route descriptions and maps for day + half day tours
  • Information on weather and trail conditions
  • Public transport information and timetables
  • Early riser breakfast with fresh coffee on request
  • Shoeshine + drying room


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