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Regional hiking trail

Schaliberg (Nr. 64)

Regional hiking trail · Switzerland
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  • Schaliber (2'000 m) above Randa
    / Schaliber (2'000 m) above Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Up from Schaliberg there are different possiblities to continue the hike
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / On the way back down from the Schaliberg
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Autumnal scene high above the Schalisee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
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Highlights of this medium-difficulty walk from Randa include Alp Rötiboden (1,970 m), which offers breathtaking views over the valley and of the surrounding mountain peaks.
moderate
7.4 km
3:45 h
827 m
827 m

Hikers should not underestimate this walk: the ascents total nearly 900 vertical metres. But the efforts are well worthwhile, because the trail leads through an exceptionally diverse and attractive landscape. Nature lovers will enjoy the rich alpine flora.

  • Rötiboden: ideal spot for a picnic
  • View of the Schalisee lake

Author’s recommendation

If time permits, hikers can extend their walk by following the edge of the golf course southwards to the Schalisee lake to enjoy a refreshing dip.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: February 19, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2030 m
Lowest point
1404 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
  • Beware: railway crossing

Start

Randa (1,439 m) (1410 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.100071, 7.781650
UTM
32T 405830 5105887

Destination

Randa (1,439 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Randa (station) - Rötiboden - Schaliberg - Schaliacker - Randa (station)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Randa: 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 Randa.

Getting there

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

Parking

There is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Randa, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
827 m
Descent
827 m
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