"Aletsch Adventure and Fiesch Fireworks" Fiesch by sandysmith

Fiesch Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 89 photos

What a memorable day to spend Swiss National Day 2007!!!

The sun was blazing down, the sky a perfect blue and behind the longest glacier in the Alps - the Aletsch Glacier. Such amazing views we had on this sea of ice as we made a day long hike around the Eggishorn and Bettmerhorn just above our base in Fiesch

This memorable hike makes a circuit of the Eggishorn, traversing along the slope above the immense glacier, before looping back to take in Southward-looking vistas of the Monte Rosa range and the Matterhorn. Its described as relatively flat ...but there is some climbing involved and then a descent down when the legs are most tired....but the views we had in the clear weather were fabulous.

To top it off a street festival followed by a great firework display we could view from our hotel room balcony.

Also on this page the higher alpine resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp with their various vantage points over the Aletsch Glacier will be covered.

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  • Pros:good base for exploring the area
  • Last visit to Fiesch: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    Great page Sandy, and thoroughly enjoyed the video, thanks! The landscape looks so stunning! And that last hike at the Aletsch Hike is just WOW!

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM

    What a breathtaking weather... and awesome pictures of course ;-) Ahah this year you skip Zermatt and Saas-Fee... Great to (re)discover this nice and well preserved Alpine region. So many hiking paths to do that I should come back soon ;-)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:51 PM

    As I can see, they welcomed you with beautiful fireworks there. Nice page. Have a good week end!

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    Hi Sandy, I said that you would enjoy this walk. Wasn't the weather fab. Mike.

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2007 at 4:24 PM

    You make me envyyyyyyyyy Sandy ...lol....you're one of the best vt Swiss hiker ;)) respect!

  • rebibi's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    You really did a long hike. Glad you enjoyed such a perfect day!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 6:34 PM

    Photogenic, indeed. Great looking hike and amazing weather you had.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:22 AM

    :-)) Wonderful hike you did !! And perfect weather ! This glacier looks very much impressive from close by ! And it is interesting how actually close you could get !


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