Sightseeing and hiking in the Upper Rhone valley, Switzerland

Upper Rhone valley - Sightseeing and hiking trails

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The Eggishorn is one of best places to enjoy a panoramic view of the Aletsch Glacier.

Activities in the Upper Rhone valley

These are the attractions we recommend. Hiking trails, cable cars and more!

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Bettmerhorn

First class view of the largest glacier in the Alps.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Centovalli railway

The Centovalli railway offers a unique train journey across remote valleys in northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

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Eggishorn

Go here for the very best views of the Aletsch glacier.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Fiescheralp

Extraordinary trail along the Aletsch Glacier with many beautiful views of the Bernese and Valaisian Alps.

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  • Hiking time: 2h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2180 - 2647 m
  • Distance: 9.3 km
  • Terrain: rocky, meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Hohtenn - Lalden

Impressive trail along the southern ramp of the Lötschberg railway. Many views across the Rhône valley.

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  • Hiking time: 5h40
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 801 - 1126 m
  • Distance: 18.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, along railway, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Riederalp - Aletschwald - Bettmeralp

A visit to the Aletsch forest with a grand view of the glacier.

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  • Hiking time: 3h15
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1905 - 2243 m
  • Distance: 9.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Binn - Freichi - Binn

Explore the secluded Binn valley, known for its minerals.

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  • Hiking time: 4h15
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1402 - 1875 m
  • Distance: 12.1 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Fiescheralp - Riederalp

Pleasant walk around the tree line, with lots of panoramic views. Optionally, you can make a side trip to the Aletsch glacier.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1861 - 2303 m
  • Distance: 7.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Lang glacier

Informative one or two day hike in the beautiful Lötschen valley.

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  • Hiking time: 3h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1770 - 2140 m
  • Distance: 8.9 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Mörel - Brig

Demanding wonderful trail down to the town of Brig.

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  • Hiking time: 4h15
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 671 - 1123 m
  • Distance: 9.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Lauchernalp - Fafleralp

Panoramic views across the Lötschen valley.

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  • Hiking time: 2h50
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1772 - 2085 m
  • Distance: 8.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
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