This magnificent circular hike on the valley floor has a few thrills in store: you’ll cross the 40m-long Massa suspension bridge, which boasts an impressive view of the Massa Gorge.
Distance 14 km
The starting point of the tour is at the church in Mörel-Filet. Set off along Dorfstrasse until you reach the upper end of the village. From there, take the path that branches left to the Salzgäb chestnut grove and themed trail, then continue heading west until you reach Bitsch. Pass the district of Ebnet, the church and the schoolhouse on your way to the Massa suspension bridge. Enjoy the impressive view of the Massa Gorge from the bridge! Once you reach the other side, follow the path the leads gently down via Massegga (where there’s an amazing view!) into Naters village centre. Take the “Rote Meile” eastwards back to Bitsch. From there, head up the small path opposite the Raiffeisen bank and continue along the old water channel to Ze hohe Flühe, where you cross the main road and the young Rhone. Now head across the Sand floodplain in the direction of Mörel-Filet. After the power station, cross the young Rhone again and return to the starting point of the hike.
Chestnut culture once was once very important in the region. The information boards in Mörel-Filet provide extensive information on the subject.
AuthorAletsch Arena AG
Update: December 21, 2021
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
- Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.
- Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Close gates after passing through.
- Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
- Do not leave any waste in nature.
Tips and hints
Getting thereTake Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities.
- Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
- Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre.
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Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- good footwear
- clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
- hat or cap
- bottle for water
- binoculars (optional)
- hiking poles (optional)
- printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Comfortable clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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