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Brig - Sightseeing and hiking

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Windsurfing near Davos

Windsurfing is often not associated with Switzerland, but the lakes do certainly allow this. Here, it's done on the Davosersee (Lake Davos).

Attractions and hiking routes around Brig

Below are the attractions and hiking routes we suggest for Brig.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND BRIG

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 is a well-maintained winter sports and summer activities area in the mountains within easy reach of Gstaad, with beautiful views of the Alps. Its top station is called Scex Rouge, from which hiking trails, ski slopes and other attractions can be reached.

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Centovalli railway

The Centovalli railway offers a unique train journey across remote valleys in northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

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Bettmerhorn

First class view of the largest glacier in the Alps.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Eggishorn

Go here for the very best views of the Aletsch glacier.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Fiescheralp

Extraordinary trail along the Aletsch Glacier with many beautiful views of the Bernese and Valaisian Alps.

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  • Hiking time: 2h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2180 - 2647 m
  • Distance: 9.3 km
  • Terrain: rocky, meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Hohtenn - Lalden

Impressive trail along the southern ramp of the Lötschberg railway. Many views across the Rhône valley.

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  • Hiking time: 5h40
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 801 - 1126 m
  • Distance: 18.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, along railway, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Riederalp - Aletschwald - Bettmeralp

A visit to the Aletsch forest with a grand view of the glacier.

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  • Hiking time: 3h15
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1905 - 2243 m
  • Distance: 9.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Binn - Freichi - Binn

Explore the secluded Binn valley, known for its minerals.

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  • Hiking time: 4h15
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1402 - 1875 m
  • Distance: 12.1 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Fiescheralp - Riederalp

Pleasant walk around the tree line, with lots of panoramic views. Optionally, you can make a side trip to the Aletsch glacier.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1861 - 2303 m
  • Distance: 7.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Lang glacier

Informative one or two day hike in the beautiful Lötschen valley.

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  • Hiking time: 3h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1770 - 2140 m
  • Distance: 8.9 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Mörel - Brig

Demanding wonderful trail down to the town of Brig.

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  • Hiking time: 4h15
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 671 - 1123 m
  • Distance: 9.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)

Lauchernalp - Fafleralp

Panoramic views across the Lötschen valley.

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  • Hiking time: 2h50
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1772 - 2085 m
  • Distance: 8.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Upper Rhone valley (Valais)
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