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Massa Gorge

The imposing 6.5 km long Massa Gorge is a unique natural phenomenon of white polished marble, formed by the ice masses of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the melt water of the Massa River. 

Hanging bridge Belalp – Riederalp

Opened in 2008, a 124 meter long hanging bridge spans the 80 meter deep Massa gorge between Belalp and Riederalp. Strong nerves and a head for heights are required but the crossing provides breathtaking views of the gorge and the snout of the glacier.
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Hike the Massa trail and follow an ancient irrigation channel

The Massa trail takes you through the imposing Massa Gorge. The hiking trail follows the Riederi Suone, an ancient irrigation channel. The oldest reference to this irrigation channel dates back to 1385 and it was actively used channeling the glacier’s melt water to the fields of Ried-Mörel until the 1940s. The trail is cut out of the cliff face high above the gorge. A head for heights is necessary for this adventurous hike.
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Canyoning in the Massa gorge

If you are looking for adventure, then canyoning the Massa gorge is just the thing for you. Kitted out with a wetsuit, a helmet and a climbing harness, the tour takes you along the Massa river bed. You will be scrambling over boulders, jumping up to 8 meters down into crystal clear pools and abseiling 30 meters into the “cathedral”. An adrenaline-filled adventure and nothing for the faint-hearted.

Climbing for young as well as old in the Massa gorge

Adventure is not restricted to adults in the Massa gorge. After an introduction to climbing by a qualified mountain guide, kids follow their guide to the gorge where they can try out their climbing skills. The spectacular abseil into the gorge is unforgettable.


Massa Gorge
3914 Blatten bei Naters

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