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Täsch-Randa-Täsch Bike Tour (Nr. 31)

Mountainbiking · 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
15.4 km
1:45 h
356 m
356 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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Updated: May 20, 2020

Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
1577 m
Lowest point
1400 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) (1437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.067719, 7.775494
DMS
46°04'03.8"N 7°46'31.8"E
UTM
32T 405299 5102300
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Variant 1: From Randa, continue by bike towards St. Niklaus or Visp, and ride a train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn back.

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.

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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
46.067719, 7.775494
DMS
46°04'03.8"N 7°46'31.8"E
UTM
32T 405299 5102300
w3w 
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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

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
1:45h
Ascent
356 m
Descent
356 m
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