Belalp Route

Brig–Naters–Blatten near Naters

On the Belalp Route you travel from Brig to Blatten near Naters, a typical village of the Valais region. From there a gondola takes you up to the beautiful Belalp hiking and skiing area.

From Brig, the Belalp-Line takes you to Blatten bei Naters, where you can take a cable car ride up to the remarkable Belalp. However, before hitting the heights, a tour of Brig’s Old Town and the imposing Stockalper Castle with its three Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar towers is well worth the time.  Those wishing to see the sights and explore in a more leisurely way take the «Kleiner Simplon Express» train – but don’t miss out Saturdays in summer on a visit to the Swiss Guards museum (above Naters) during the scenic round trip. Discover the old Naters village centre and 600-year-old linden tree (PostBus stop Naters, Marktplatz) – along with quaint stone roofs that help shape the picturesque Blatten bei Naters surroundings. Cable cars are the key to reaching the traffic-free Belalp, where spectacular views of the Aletsch Glacier and ancient Aletsch forest (PostBus stop Blatten b. Naters, Luftseilbahn) await you. And of course in winter you can enjoy a thrilling sled ride from Belalp to Blatten – as well as revel in Switzerland’s craziest folks’ mass decent from the Belalp each January, the Belalp witch.


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The PubliCar routes (departing Brig, railway station at 10:50 p.m. and 12:20 a.m., and departing Blatten near Naters, Luftseilbahn at 11:10 p.m. and 12:35 a.m.) are subject to a CHF 4 PubliCar surcharge.

Timetable information

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The PubliCar routes (departing Brig, Bahnhof at 10:50 p.m. and 12:20 a.m. and departing Blatten b. Naters, Luftseilbahn at 11.15 p.m. and 12:39 a.m.) operate without reservation on Friday and Saturday night. Reservations are required on all other days.

Call tel. +41 58 386 99 99 no later than 8 p.m.

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
Reservations are a must! Tel. +41 58 386 69 00 or E-mail
or directly online:

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
Not all vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel. +41 58 386 69 00.


Explore the area of the Belalp Route on foot

or on the well-marked hiking trail system

Contact details

Region Valais
Brig Branch
Nordstrasse 2
P.O. Box 560
3900 Brig

+41 58 386 99 10