Discover the sunny Bettmeralp plateau and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch in the heart of the Aletsch Arena. Deeply inhale the pure mountain air with a view over the Valais and Bernese Alps. Relax and feel liberated. Combine nature, adventure and sport without any traffic or hectic at all. Be it as a couple or “en famille”, happiness is guaranteed!
Bettmeralp – your holiday home
Bettmeralp is situated at 1,950 metres high up on a south-facing sunny plateau in the heart of the Aletsch Arena on the Great Aletsch Glacier. Its little wooden houses (chalets) and the Maria zum Schnee chapel are typical of the village. With the cable car you conveniently glide up from the valley to the mountain in 6 minutes and enjoy the pure air and tranquillity. It is in fact a place of energy par excellence. It has 300 permanent residents and offers 5,000 guest beds. In the east on a 2,200 metre high hill is the Fiescheralp with the region’s most stunning viewing point, the Eggishorn. In the west at the same altitude is the Riederalp which can be reached in half an hour if walking or by electric bus in 10 minutes. It scores with its 9-hole golf course and Pro Natura Zentrum Aletsch.
A hiking paradise for nature lovers – both for those who like to take things more leisurely and the sporty
317 km of hiking trails, themed trails, via ferratas and the Bettmerhorn, Eggishorn and Moosfluh viewing points guarantee an adventurous stay in the Aletsch region. Well signposted hiking trails for both the young and old lead past restaurants, mountain inns, campfires, playgrounds and picnic areas.
The natural wonder of the Aletsch Glacier – liberating, invigorating, impressive, simply phenomenal
With a mountain guide and like-minded people you climb up the 23 km long Aletsch Glacier (6 hour hike) or hike over the suspended bridge at the glacier snout through the Aletsch Forest conservation area towards Bettmeralp (5 hours). The popular “Lake Märjelensee hike” (4-5 hours) takes you from the Bettmerhorn cable car top station along the glacier towards Lake Märjelensee around the Eggishorn and back up the south side of the Rhone valley towards the Bettmeralp. You experience a real adrenaline rush when you hike on the UNESCO trail between the Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn high above the longest ice stream in the Alps (3 hours).
Cool off and relax at Lake Bettmersee
“Sunbathe” in the tempered spring water at the idyllically situated Lake Bettmersee with stunning view over the Mischabel and Matterhorn. No joke! Lake Bettmersee invites you to swim, take out a pedalo, fish, barbecue and completely chill out at roughly 18° Celsius in high summer. The easy circular walk around Lake Bettmersee takes roughly quarter of an hour and can be mastered by parents with a buggy and disabled people in a wheelchair. Benches invite you to rest for a while and you can also enjoy a little snack at Bootshüsi.
The Aletsch Arena is a family paradise. This is verified by the “Families welcome” seal of quality. There is excitement, fun and adventure in store for every age. With the Bachtla sports centre, Lake Bettmersee, mini golf, playgrounds with bouncy castles, mountain bike routes, the Baschweri rope park, Bettmerhorn ice world etc. the Bettmeralp impresses with its child-friendly infrastructure. Anyone who would like to spend their holiday in the company of other children can experience unforgettable adventures as part of the Fox programme.