Suspension bridge Belalp – Riederalp (Aletschbrücke)

Location:Upper-Valais, Goms Valley, between Riederalp and Belalp

Description: Hike in the beautiful Aletsch Glacier region.

Total length: about 11 km

Walking time: about 4-5 hours

Elevation:  +926 / -758 meters

Altitude: between 1500 and 2133 meters

National hiking map 1: 50’000:  264 Jungfrau

Best period: from mai to october

Difficulty : T3

Bridge length and height: 124 meters / 80 meters


From Mörel take the Riederalp West cable car. From the gondola exit, follow Riederfurka, Hängebrücke. Belalp.


After a short climb to Riederfurka, always follow Belalp and Hängebrücke for a long descent to the suspension bridge, after crossing the bridge start the climb to Belalp.

Practical information

The places called “Grünsee” on the descent before the suspension bridge and “Baselbodu” after the suspension bridge are ideal places to organize the picnic.

To do this hike, take public transport from Brig train station, joining Mörel by train and Riederalp by the West gondola. From Belalp, reach Blatten by cable car and Brig by post bus. This hike can be done both ways. Hike for very good walker.

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Interactive map

Mörel-Riederalp cable car

Belalp-Blatten cable car

Postbus Blatten Brig

Brig Mörel train timetable