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Walking Riederhorn circular walk ( Download : )
Riederhorn circular walk
distance 7.91mi Vertical gain +2828ft Vertical drop -2802ft Durée 6h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bitsch - Valais

A circular walk from a small parking area on the road named Fure (Marked Fure on Swiss map 3324T) which is above Ried-Morel. It takes a higher path above the Massaweg towards Stausee Gibidum, climbs to the Villa Cassel and then the top of the Riederhorn. The descent is through the forest. A pleasant and interesting excursion.

Bettmerhorn and back from Ried-Morel
distance 11.65mi Vertical gain +5699ft Vertical drop -5696ft Durée 10h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

An out and back walk to the summit of the Bettmerhorn starting at Ried-Morel (or alternatively, Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Morel)

Hangebrucke, Belalp, Stausee Gibidum and the Massaweg
distance 14.13mi Vertical gain +6506ft Vertical drop -6486ft Durée 12h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

A Circular walk from Ried Morel (alternatively Morel or Riederalp) taking in an easy descent through woodland to glaciated rock scenery and the hanging bridge over the Massa which is the water flowing from the Aletsch Glacier. Then crossing peaceful alpine pastures to make the ascent up the steps to Hotel Belalp before dropping again on paths and roads to the dam at the end of Stausee Gibidum. The final section follows the scenic Massweg trail back to Reid Morel.

distance 11.39mi Vertical gain +5144ft Vertical drop -4508ft Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Grächen - Valais

So here's the last stage of this itinarary and what a stage! A delightful climb reaching Hannigalp to find the well-known balcony trail overlooking the valley leading to Saas Fee.

distance 9.72mi Vertical gain +6102ft Vertical drop -3793ft Durée 9h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in St. Niklaus - Valais

Beautiful mountain stage going through a pass by the name of Augstbordpass.

distance 12.78mi Vertical gain +3245ft Vertical drop -3734ft Durée 8h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oberems - Valais

The next stage to this mountain hike with a stop at Saint-Luc then a transfer by postbus to Zinal.

distance 10.56mi Vertical gain +5614ft Vertical drop -6142ft Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oberems - Valais

Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.

distance 9.38mi Vertical gain +2808ft Vertical drop -6552ft Durée 6h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Randa - Valais

A new balcony stage at the foot of high summits separating the Zermatt and Saas Fee valleys.

distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +1667ft Vertical drop -3350ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint Luc - Valais

First phase in the Saint-Luc skiing area before heading along the Tour de Cervin trail and completing the stage at Gruben.

distance 16.23mi Vertical gain +7073ft Vertical drop -5899ft Durée 13h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ayer - Valais

A long stage through two passes however, shortened by the cable car link in Zinal and the coach transfer between Villa Evolène and Arolla.

Warning: Taking into account the cable car transport, the positive altitude isn't 2156 m as indicated but only 1380 m.

distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +4892ft Vertical drop -2697ft Durée 9h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Zermatt - Valais

An easy climb reaching part of Zermatt ski slopes, extending to an uphill-downhill balcony trail leading to the famous Europahutte (Hut).

Watch out: The Himalayan footbridge just before Europahutte is currently out of service. You'll need to head down to Randa valley along the second blue marked trail on the map before heading back up to the hut (allow for 2 extra hours).

distance 9.67mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -5348ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Zermatt - Valais

A Tour du Cervin alternative today, visiting the north side of the colossal peak before reaching Zermatt.