Most of the time this lane is wonderfully tranquil, hardly anyone is about. Now and again, a squirrel bounds across the road; the views down into the valley and up to the mountains are gorgeous.
- Sunny and shady stretches alternate
- Beautiful woods (larches, Swiss stone pine)
- Appropriate for children from age
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Wheelchair-accessible road
Also makes a pleasant evening walk (note timetable of Matterhorn Express).
An obstacle-free hike, which is also suitable for wheelchair users.
- Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
- Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
- Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
- It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
- Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
- Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
Note: The road is occasionally used by agricultural vehicles, so keep an eye and ear open for possible traffic.
Getting thereZermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.
Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
ParkingTäsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
- Good footwear
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)