The gondola of Belalp is really just a 2 minutes walk from the apartment. Children under 16 years old go up for free. The Belalp mountain is a Unesco World Heritage area. Once you are up, you can walk into the direction of the Belalp Hotel to the right when coming out of the gondola. Just behind the Belalp Hotel, you will have a view on the impressive Aletsch Glacier. Switzerland’s biggest glacier! The hike towards the hotel is easy, and you can choose between the normal path (where you could go with a stroller on big wheels), or you could choose the more adventurous path, which lies just below and leads you through the fields, while crossing small rivers. In summer, the cows will be around on the Belalp mountain.
If you go left when you get outside of the gondola, the road will lead you to the Hamilton Lodge. Another beautiful place for a coffee or lunch! A bit more downhill from the Lodge, you can buy cheese directly from the farmer.
To go back to Blatten, you can either go back with the gondola, or you can choose to ride down with Trotti-bikes, sort of scooters with breaks. A real fun experience! The Trotti-Bikes can be rented from the gondola staff, just before departure at CHF 10,= per scooter. The road leads you in the direction of Hamilton Lodge and then down, passing beautiful wooden houses, small waterfalls, cows and breathtaking views. Ages 7 and up!
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