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Hiking trail

Täsch Circular Trail (Nr. 42)

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  • Refreshing dip for the whole family at the Schalisee
    / Refreshing dip for the whole family at the Schalisee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Leander Wenger
  • Walk through the village of Täsch
    / Walk through the village of Täsch
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Leander Wenger
  • Cozy picnic at the Schalisee
    / Cozy picnic at the Schalisee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
Map / Täsch Circular Trail (Nr. 42)
1050 1200 1350 1500 1650 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Bahnhof Täsch Schalisee

This round walk is perfect for anyone wishing to acclimatise to the altitude or simply relax. It’s also ideal for families with children.

easy
4.4 km
1:10 h
92 m
92 m

The circular path leads across a variety of terrain. Along the way, it passes the Täsch-Randa golf course as well as barbecue sites and play areas. It’s an ideal walk for families: great fun for all ages, with the additional draw of a dip in the Schalisee lake.

  • Swimming in the Schalisee lake
  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • Barbecue sites, playgrounds along the route
  • WC and fountain along the trail
  • Play opportunities along the way: football, volleyball
  • Views of the Klein Matterhorn and Breithorn

Author’s recommendation

Try water-skiing at Schalisee once.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.

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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: September 20, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1458 m
Lowest point
1424 m
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Safety information

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beware: railway crossing

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1434 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.067688, 7.775215
UTM
32T 405277 5102297

Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - Schali - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 10)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Rundwanderung Täsch”.

Public transport

By train to Täsch: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Täsch.

Getting there

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Täsch, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
92 m
Descent
92 m
Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Suitable for strollers

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