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Aletschgebiet

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R96 Riederalp » Mund
  |   7h35   |   20.1 km   |   749 m   |   1481 m

After a short ascent to the Riederfurka gap, start the descent across the Aletsch woods towards the Grünsee lake. After crossing the 124-meter-long suspension bridge over the Massa, climb again along the hillside to the Hotel Belalp. Here, a broad flat path leads to Belalp and further to Nessel. From this terrace, head down through the wood to reach Mund, the stage destination, which is famous for its saffron farming.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Riederalp
1926 m
| D  8 km / 3h50
Hotel Belalp
2133 m
| B  1.9 km / 0h30
Belalp
2099 m
| B  1 km / 0h15
Bäll
2004 m
| D  3.3 km / 1h00
Nessel
2001 m
| D  5.9 km / 2h00
Mund
1193 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • 264T Jungfrau ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • 274T Visp ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • Aletsch Goms Brig Simplon ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG, Urtenen BE (1: 60'000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Brig Simplon Aletsch Goms / Chrisitan Fux ~ Rotten Verlag AG Philipp Mengis (ISBN 3-907624-52-1)
  • 20 Bergwanderungen Region Wallis / Luc Hagmann, Franz u. Brigitte Auf der Maur ~ Tamedia AG Werd Verlag (ISBN 3-85932-305-9)
  • Oberwallis / Waeber/Steinbichler ~ Bergverlag Rudolf Rother GmbH (ISBN 3-7633-4127-7)
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  • Niklaus - 2018-08-05
    Es lohnt sich auf Staafel Nessel den Weg zu nehmen, der auf der Ostseite der Alp vorbeiführt, sonst verpasst man den besten Aussichtspunkt der ganzen Etappe.
  • Berta - 2018-07-07
    Man kann von Birgisch oder Mund mit dem Bus nach Naters fahren, beinahe direkt vor dem Hotel Touring ist eine Haltestelle. Zimmer mit WC aber Etagendusche und Frühstück für 2 Personen 100 CHF. Im Ort gibt es wahrscheinlich mehrere Unterkünfte. Um 8h20 fährt ein Bus zurück nach Mund.
  • auf-guten-wegen - 2015-08-18
    Achtung: Das Restaurant Salwald (mit Schlafsaal) liegt nicht im Zentrum von Mund, sondern auf rund 1600 m.ü.M.! Zu Fuss wären das nochmals 1.5 Stunden Aufstieg - wir wurden aber freundlicherweise mit dem Auto im Dorf abgeholt. Die Halbpension beinhaltet ein sehr gutes Menü mit Safranspezialitäten.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Warning: The Salwald Restaurant (with dormitory) is not in the center of the mouth, but at around 1,600 meters above sea level! Walking distance to the would again 1.5 hours ascent - but we were kindly picked up by car in the village. Half-board includes a very good menu with saffron specialties.
  • Elisabeth - 2014-12-05
    Il serait bon de préciser si le temps de marche comprend la remontée à pied ou en téléphérique de Blatten à Bäll. Dans le doute, je ne suis pas allée jusqu'à Riederalp, mais je suis passée par le pont suspendu, très spectaculaire, pour me rendre directement à Belalp.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    It would be good to clarify whether the running time includes the ascent on foot or by cable car Blatten Ball. When in doubt, I did not go to Riederalp, but I went through the suspension bridge, very spectacular to go directly to Belalp.
  • Simon - 2013-08-07
    Super Unterkunft im "B&B Eyholzer": Man hat mich ins Nachbardorf zum Dinner gefahren und wieder abgeholt. Gute Gastgeber und sehr fairer Preis (keyholzer48@bluewin.ch)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Great place to stay in "B & B Eyholzer" You drove me to the neighboring village for dinner and picked up again. Good hosts and very fair price (keyholzer48@bluewin.ch)
  • SPYD - 2012-09-23
    Attention, le temps du topo est donné avec l'option téléphérique Blatten-Belalp.
    L'option par le pont suspendu sur semble interessante (mais là pas de téléphérique...)
    Le dénivelé fourni est "pessimiste"...
    Nous confirmons que les Eyholzer sont trés gentils et accueillants. Nous avons fait les courses dans le magasin du village et ils nous ont permis de "pique niquer" dans leur cuisine.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Attention, the time is given with the topo Tschuggen cable option. The default on the suspension bridge seems interesting (but then no cable ...) The altitude is provided "pessimistic" ... We confirm that the Eyholzer are very nice and welcoming. We have been shopping in the village shop and they allowed us to "picnic" in their kitchen.
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2012-03-04
    A Mund , la seule possibilité d'hebergement est le "B and B" .." Zimmer mit Fruhstuck " chez EYHOLZER Klaus und Viktorin .Leur chalet est situé au niveau de l'Eglise , au dessous de la route . Les hotes sont trés agréables . Le soir de mon arrivée , Klaus m'a conduit à un restaurant à 2/3 kms au dessous du village...
    tel +41 (0)79 321 30 74
    Le depart pour l'étape suivante R97 s'effectue d'abord en traversant ce vieux village Valaisan . Le balisage est présent des le premier croisement de ruelles .
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Mund, the only possibility is hosting the "B and B" .. "Zimmer mit Fruhstuck" in Eyholzer Klaus und Viktorin. Their cottage is located at the church, below the road. The hosts are very pleasant. The evening of my arrival, Klaus has led me to a restaurant in 2/3 kms below the village ... tel +41 (0) 79 321 30 74 The departure for the next step occurs first R97 across this old village Valais. The markup is present in the first crossing of streets.
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-01-25
    According to a restaurant in Mund, the "Massenlager Mund" is closed on Monday.
    I spent the night at a really nice B&B in the center of Mund close to the church:
    Eyholzer Klaus
    079/3213074
    ca. 40 CHF
    There's also a supermarket in the village.
  • Daniel - 2010-10-17
    You can easily skip ugly Blatten. Its hotels are expensive. Instead go from Riederalp directly to Belalp, passing the miraculous 124m hanging bridge across the Aletsch-river.
  • Daniel - 2010-10-17
    The only hotel at Mund closed down. But don't worry: below the church there is a sign saying 'Zimmer' and you will be welcomed by a friendly couple. CHF 50. 46.3154,7.9428
Last update : 2015-05-22