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Mountainbiking

Täsch-Täsch Hut Bike Tour (Nr. 25)

Mountainbiking · Taesch
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  • Shortly before the Täschalp
    / Shortly before the Täschalp
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / In the background you see the Täschalp
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Sit-down at the chapel Täschalp
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
ft 11000 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 6 5 4 3 2 1 mi Kapelle Täschalp Täschhütte SAC Täschalp Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge Kapelle Täschberg Bahnhof Täsch

The ride up to Täschalp and deep into the valley begins with an ascent of the slopes above Täsch, mostly following small mountain roads. The climb is technically straightforward and boosts fitness.
difficult
10.1 km
3:35 h
1269 m
4 m

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn shuttle takes you to Täsch. Alternatively, you can ride the trail (route 20) to Täsch. From Täsch train station, the route heads through the village and soon starts to climb up the paved road. The majority of the road up to Täschalp winds through the forest. On hot summer days, the sections in the shade are very welcome

On Täschalp, there are some small chalets and a chapel. The view of the Weisshorn on the opposite side of the valley is incredible. It's well worth stopping for a rest.

The trail continues up to the Täschhütte and is very steep in places. On the way up, another highlight of the route is the stunning view down onto the plain around the Mellichbach river.

  • This route can also be ridden on an E-Bike

Suggestion: If you don't want to bike the last steep section from Täschalp to the Täschalp hut, you can head from Täschalp through the valley (towards Pfulwe). The trail runs parallel to the Mellichbach river, climbing gently into the valley for a little over 3 km. Being in the valley surrounded by the incredible mountains makes you feel very small! If the trail becomes too steep to ride up, then simply turn around.

Author’s recommendation

At Täschalp there is a cheese dairy where cheese and Ziger (soft cheese) can be bought from.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: May 20, 2020

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S0 difficult
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Highest point
Täschhüte, 2701 m
Lowest point
Täsch, 1450 m
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Rest Stop

Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge
Täschhütte SAC

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:
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46.067692, 7.775390
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.4"E
UTM
32T 405291 5102297
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Destination

Täsch Hut (2,701 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch - Täschalp (Ottavan) - Täschhütte

Variant 1: Start and finish the trip in Zermatt, either riding along the Teerstrasse to Täsch or taking a shuttle train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.

Suggestion: Täschalp to Mellichsand (approx. 3 km)

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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

DD
46.067692, 7.775390
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.4"E
UTM
32T 405291 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

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Difficulty
S0 difficult
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
3:35h
Ascent
1269 m
Descent
4 m
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