Fiesch has about 1000 inhabitants and is located at 3444ft altitude, but the cable car will bring you in only 7 min. to the Fiescheralp at 7214ft. from where an extra cable car will bring you to the top of the Matterhorn. From here you have a splendid view over the Aletschgletscher including the tops of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
In summer you can make beautiful walks in the Goms Region. In wintertime it is an ideal ski area of 63 miles from 7214ft to 9514ft in combination with the neighbour villages Bettmeralp and Riederalp (Aletscharena). Ski trails are open from Christmas till Easter (Christmas gives often 7 hours of sunshine)
The Tourist Office is organising many activities for adults and children. Fiesch has a big indoor swimming pool with possibilities outside for the summer. In the surroundings there are different open air and thermal swimmingpools.
Fitness and wellness centre, sauna, Turkish steam bath and tenniscourts are available on walking distance of the Chalet.
In summer you can rent bicycles, or go on a paraglide, a duoflight or go on lamatrekking. Many walking possibilities in Fiesch, Fiescheralp or in the beautiful Goms Region just a few miles from Fiesch where in winter it is the biggest cross country region of Switserland!
Distance from Holland is 620 miles. Distance from England depending transportation to The Netherlands or France.
from Basel 210km (130 miles) within easy reach by:
- Basel-Bern-Thun-Spiez-Kandersteg car- train(BLS) to Goppenstein-Visp-Brig-Fiesch www.bls.ch/autoverlad (Lötschbergtunnel) or Bern-Luzern-Andermatt-Realp (car-train) - Oberwald-Fiesch www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch (Furka), or through the Rhone Valley Sion-Martigny-Sion-Sierre-Visp –Brig-Fiesch
- Train: London-Amsterdam-Utrecht-Arnhem–Basel-Bern-Brig-Fiesch
Visit: www.citynightline.nl and BLS International
- Plane: To Genève or Zürich and by train to Brig and Fiesch