Hiking & nature

Lauchernalp: a viewpoint above the mist

At an altitude of 1,969 m above sea level, the Lauchernalp provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains

Give yourself a culinary treat in the Restaurant Zudili, as you tuck into a plate of home-made “Älplermagronen” or shepherd’s macaroni while enjoying the beautiful Valais landscape from the panoramic terrace.

By public transport, you can reach Lauchernalp from Bern in just 110 minutes. From Bern, the RegioExpress Lötschberger takes you directly to Goppenstein. From there the post bus takes you to Wiler, valley station.


Family hikes

Hiking fun for the whole family. The family activities on offer in Lötschental are just as diverse as its nature and culture.

Alp experience


On the adventure trail, young and old explorers can experience life on the alp with all their senses in a playful way.

Hiking trail Circular hike Lauchernalp-Hockenalp-Staffel-Lauchernalp
Distance 2.1 km
Duration 2 hours, pure walking time 60 minutes
Elevation difference + 140 m / - 139 m
Level of difficulty easy
Catering options Rest area with barbecue between Lauchernalp and Hockenalp
Sights along the way View over the entire Lötschental, the Lötschenlücke and the imposing Bietschhorn
 Further information Directions and maps



Legendary trail


Solve the mystery along the various stations of the Legendary trail and receive a prize at the end of the trail.

Hiking trail Lauchernalp mountain station–Fafleralp
Distance 9 km
Duration 2 hours 45 min.
Elevation difference + 360 m / - 565 m
Level of difficulty Medium
Catering options
Sights along the way Steeped in legend, the idyllic Schwarzsee invites hikers to bathe in summer.
 Further information Directions and maps



Hike alongside carved tree figures


The hiking trail from the mountain station to Wiler winds down through the cool Baanwald forest into the village of Wiler below. 

Hiking trail Lauchernalp mountain station–Wiler valley station
Distance 4.4 km
Duration 1 hour 15 min.
Elevation difference + 85 m / - 655 m
Level of difficulty Easy
Catering options
Sights along the way

Alpine Village playground beneath the Lauchernalp and playground at the «Gsteinät» leisure centre in Wiler

 Further information Hiking app and elevation profile 



Hiking classics

The Lauchernalp is the starting point of a section of the well-known Lötschental Höhenweg (high trail). You can walk the trail either to the Fafleralp (9 km, 2 hours 45 min.) or to Goppenstein (11 km, 4 hours 55 min.). Discover one of the most famous hiking routes in Valais.

For the brave

Breeze down from the Lauchernalp mountain station to the Wiler valley station below on a Monster scooter. Benefit from special prices when you combine a cable car ride with the scooter rental. An action-packed excursion for the whole family.

Availability Today (Monday) open

Operating hours Wiler-Lauchernalp aerial cableway

5 June to 31 October 2021 08.25-18.25 hrs.
10 July to 15 August 2021 08.25-20.25 hrs.

18 December 2021 to 18 April 2022 08.30-16.00 hrs.

Subject to change


Wiler-Lauchernalp cable car

  • CHF 18.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 28.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 9.00 Concession*, one-way
  • CHF 14.00 Concession*, return

 * GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard, children aged 6 to 15.99, Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid


Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

Family Card

Lauchernalp Bergbahnen cable cars offer families great service at small prices.

The Family Card entitles you and your whole family to unlimited use of all scheduled Lauchernalp Bergbahnen rides over a 7-day period, and to free parking of one vehicle in the car park of the valley station.

  • CHF 109.00 Family Card*

* Families are deemed to be 1or 2 adults with their own children (also valid for 2 adults).

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Take the train to Goppenstein, then the post bus to the stop "Wiler (Lötschen), Talstation". Then the cable car takes you to Lauchernalp in 4 minutes.


  • Every day there are cakes straight from the oven, almond croissants and apple strudels – all freshly made on site.
  • Are you looking for a romantic location for an evening meal? In the full-service restaurant you’ll find an attractively varied menu. The restaurant is also open during the day.

Special notes

  • For children, the terrace of the Restaurant Zudili has a play area, while there is a children’s corner in the self-service area.

Rest places and barbecue areas

On the alpine adventure trail between Lauchernalp and Hockenalp, directly beside a small pond there is a barbecue area. Barbecues, wood and water are available.

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