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Golden autumn in the Alps When the light becomes softer, the colours warmer and you have to choose the most practical jacket in the mornings, we know it’s autumn, and so the cosy journey towards Christmas begins. To bridge this time until the festivities but, at the same time, enjoy autumn to the absolute fullest, we suggest heading to the ridge-panorama hiking trail of Moosfluh-Riederfurka in the Swiss Alps. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: ALETSCHARENA.CH

Imagine a calm autumn day in the mountains: golden like the larch trees which stand between the ancient Swiss stone pines, the sky almost steely blue. And not so far away, one can find a gigantic glacier that pushes itself towards the valley in between majestic peaks. The ice stream is the Aletsch glacier in the Swiss Valais area – the longest one in the Alps. Around it, over 40 4,000-metre-high mountains can be found and seen. One can smell the mossy scent of the earth and hear absolutely nothing: because the region, which is called the ‘Aletsch Arena’, is completely car-free. 80  |  Issue 79  |  October 2019

If you’re a hiking enthusiast and looking for a time-out of the special kind, we suggest heading to the Aletsch Arena and its ridge-panorama hiking trail of MoosfluhRiederfurka. Here, visitors arrive by cableway before hiking on a cosy and easy hiking trail from Moosfluh to Riederfurka, that counts amongst Switzerland’s most beautiful ones. With a total hiking length of two hours, visitors can look forward to an incredible setting and breathtaking views across the almost 1,000-year-old Aletsch forest, the numerous peaks and the seemingly endless ice stream.

Forest bathing.

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