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Approach and access


From Zurich, Bern, Geneva or Italy (via Simplon), Visp is very easy to reach by public transport as well as by car. From here, via St. Niklaus, there are public transport connections to Gasenried several times a day.

At the entrance to the village of Gasenried, there are 4 reserved parking spaces for guests of the Bordierhütte (on the PP on the right-hand side of the road).


From Gasenried or Grächen, the marked trail leads through a larch forest and a beautiful glacier foreland landscape to the “Alpja” (Schafalp). In early summer, thousands of alpine roses bloom here! From the “Alpja” you climb further up on the marked hiking trail to the Riedgletscher (glacier). The easy, flat glacier crossing is marked with reflective poles, but only when the hut is guarded. After crossing the glacier, the trail climbs again briefly until you arrive at the hut.

Please enquire about the conditions for the glacier crossing, take crampons with you!

The hut has 44 sleeping places with duvets. The current Covid-19 protection measures apply to our hut. Please bring a hut sleeping bag, hygiene masks and disinfectant and take your waste back to the valley!


National map: 1:25000 1308 St. Niklaus (1328 Randa); 1:50000 274 Visp
Coordinates: 631 770/110 420 GoogleEarth

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