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Täsch-Lake Bike Tour (Nr. 32)

Mountain biking · Taesch
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  • The lake Schalisee is perfect for a break, picnic or swimming.
    / The lake Schalisee is perfect for a break, picnic or swimming.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Pass by Schalisee and enjoy the scenery.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Jasmin Marti
  • / The route mostly leads along gravel roads and is suitable for beginners.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Jasmin Marti
m 1550 1500 1450 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Bahnhof Täsch "Schweizer Familie"-Feue … Täsch-Schali Bahnhof Täsch Tourismusbüro Täsch Feuerstelle Schalisee Römisch-katholische Kirche Täsch Schalisee Spielplatz Täsch Bahnhof Täsch Wasserski Schalisee
This tour to the Schalisee is something for families and beginners, who want to enjoy nature.
easy
Distance 4.4 km
0:25 h
33 m
33 m
1,455 m
1,424 m

The route leads from Täsch station to the campsite and follows the Vispa stream to Schalisee.

The lake is perfect for a break, picnic or swimming. Then the route continues via the Vispa and the main road to the old town of Täsch. As you walk through the village, you will soon see the station - the end of this route - again.

  • This itinerary can also be done by e-bike

Author’s recommendation

Take a break and try water skiing at Schalisee.
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Update: November 12, 2020
Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,424 m
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Safety information

  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.
  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.
  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk. *The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Tips and hints

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1,438 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'047E 1'101'801N
DD
46.067235, 7.775268
DMS
46°04'02.0"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405281 5102246
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) – Schalisee – Täsch village– Täsch (station)

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Public transport

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'626'047E 1'101'801N
DD
46.067235, 7.775268
DMS
46°04'02.0"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405281 5102246
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and (trail) bell
  • Repair kit in case of any defects
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
33 m
Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,424 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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