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Täsch-Randa-Täsch Bike Tour (Nr. 31)

Mountain biking · Taesch
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  • En route with the bike - shortly before the Camping Attermenzen
    / En route with the bike - shortly before the Camping Attermenzen
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / A refreshing dip at the Schalisee, ideal for a short rest
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
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The Täsch-Randa circuit is perfect for the whole family. It leads along the valley floor through forests, along meadows and through typical Valais mountain villages.
easy
Distance 14.4 km
1:45 h
292 m
292 m
1,577 m
1,400 m

This leisurely ride leads along the Vispa river and, on the other side of the valley, past meadows and scattered mountain forests.

One of the highlights of this bike tour from Täsch to Randa is the view of the Randa landslide. A vast cone of fallen rock, with boulders as big as houses, bears witness to the cataclysm of 1991. A large chunk of the mountain descended in three slides, burying the railway, road and the Vispa river. Miraculously, no one was hurt. The bike trail leads past the spectacular sight.

  • Many shady spots and barbecue sites ideal for resting and picnicking
  • Wealth of alpine flora
  • Alternating sunny and shady stretches
  • This route can also be ridden on an E-Bike

Author’s recommendation

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
1,577 m
Lowest point
1,400 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) (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'078E 1'101'852N
DD
46.067691, 7.775661
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'32.4"E
UTM
32T 405312 5102297
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - Schali - Randa - Mettelbrücke - Täsch (station)

Variant 1: At Holzji in Randa, the steep section can be bypassed on the easier wide road towards Randa village (signposted)

Variant 2: Start and finish the trip in Zermatt, either riding along the Teerstrasse to Täsch or taking a shuttle train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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
2'626'078E 1'101'852N
DD
46.067691, 7.775661
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'32.4"E
UTM
32T 405312 5102297
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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
14.4 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
292 m
Descent
292 m
Highest point
1,577 m
Lowest point
1,400 m
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