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Historical road from Naters - Belalp

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This hike starts in Naters and takes you along the historic road past dry stone walls and mule troughs up to Belalp, where you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier at the Aletschbord.
Open
moderate
Distance 11.2 km
4:50 h
1,459 m
4 m
2,135 m
676 m
The old mountain road between Naters and Belalp is a historic road connection that is recognisable as such primarily because of its traditional appearance and its structural substance. It served mainly as a mule track and cattle drive.

It is gently embedded in the cultural landscape of the Natischer Berg. The shape of the path is characterised by alleys, hollow and sloping paths, embankments, dry stone walls, free-standing path boundaries, standing stones, picket fences, stone bicki (paving), cross slopes, mule troughs and the like.

Author’s recommendation

On the Aletschbord you have a good view of the Great Aletsch Glacier.

Enjoy a fine coffee on the Egga in the Bergführerstübli

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Blatten-Belalp Tourismus 
Update: November 08, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,135 m
Lowest point
676 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.47%Forested/wild trail 80.41%Path 0.39%Road 18.71%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
9 km
Path
0 km
Road
2.1 km
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Safety information

Despite the "impossible to miss" marking of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.

Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of path impairment when you go on a hike.

Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.

Tips and hints

If you have any questions, please contact:

Belalp Bahnen AG

www.belalp.ch 

bahnen@belalp.ch 

+41 (0)27 921 65 10

 

Blatten - Belalp Tourismus AG

tourismus@belalp.ch 

+41 (0)27 921 60 40

Start

Naters (680 m) (680 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'378E 1'130'602N
DD
46.325484, 7.988921
DMS
46°19'31.7"N 7°59'20.1"E
UTM
32T 422170 5130708
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Destination

Belalp, Aletschbord

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Naters Marktplatz bus stop it goes through narrow alleys, past the interesting ossuary, the parish church and the Junkerhof. Follow the road uphill and you will reach the Klosi, where the path to Blatten branches off to the right. On the path, in the section between Moos and Obermoos, you can see a mule trough carved in stone on the left. After you have crossed Geimen, set off on the further ascent towards Blatten near Naters. Either follow the historic road or take the alternative route through the wooded Blindtal valley. After a short rest in the old part of the village of Blatten bei Naters, you continue towards Egga and Belalp. To do this, head towards Rischinen and shortly before crossing the "Bruchji" stream, rejoin the hiking trail that takes you first to Egga and then through the larch forest up to Belalp.

 

Naters - Klosi - Moos - Geimen - Mehlbaum - Blatten bei Naters - Rischinen - Belalp Aletschbord

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Naters

Take the post bus or the local bus (line 1) from Brig to Naters Marktplatz and start your tour there.

You can also walk directly from Brig through Naters and start your tour that way.

Blatten-Belalp

Blatten near Naters can be reached by public transport from Brig or Naters.

You can reach Belalp from Blatten by cable car.

You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch 

Getting there

Arrival by car

From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig

From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig

From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig

From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig

Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig

From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.

Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig

Blatten bei Naters

From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.

Parking

Naters

In Naters as well as in Brig there are several parking spaces and multi-storey car parks available for a fee.

Blatten-Belalp

Pay-and-display parking is available at the Chienzlichrommu and the multi-storey car park in Blatten near Naters.

You can find more information at:

www.belalp.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'378E 1'130'602N
DD
46.325484, 7.988921
DMS
46°19'31.7"N 7°59'20.1"E
UTM
32T 422170 5130708
w3w 
///pine.currently.aside
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.

Questions and answers

Question from Martin Lambrigger · September 16, 2020 · Community
Gibt es eine moundenbeikstrecke
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Answered by Blatten-Belalp Tourismus  · September 17, 2020 · Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
Guten Tag Mit dem untenstehenden Link finden Sie Informationen zu unserer offiziellen Mountainbike-Strecke. Nesselloop Bike Mit verhexten Grüssen Blatten Belalp Tourismus AG

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
1,459 m
Descent
4 m
Highest point
2,135 m
Lowest point
676 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip

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