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Täsch-Lake Bike Tour (Nr. 32)

Mountainbiking · 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 1800 1700 1600 1500 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km "Schweizer Familie"-Feue … Täsch-Schali Bahnhof Täsch Bahnhof Täsch Römisch-katholische Kirche Täsch Feuerstelle Schalisee Tourismusbüro Täsch Schalisee Spielplatz Täsch Tourismusbüro Täsch Wasserski Schalisee

This tour to the Schalisee is something for families and beginners, who want to enjoy nature.
easy
4.4 km
0:25 h
31 m
31 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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Updated: May 20, 2020

Difficulty
S0 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1455 m
Lowest point
1424 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, hints and links

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1438 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.067280, 7.775259
DMS
46°04'02.2"N 7°46'30.9"E
UTM
32T 405280 5102251
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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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

DD
46.067280, 7.775259
DMS
46°04'02.2"N 7°46'30.9"E
UTM
32T 405280 5102251
w3w 
///refills.engrossed.apartment
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

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
0:25h
Ascent
31 m
Descent
31 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Botanical highlights

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