This open running race has long been popular in Täsch. Combining sport and pleasure, it features a traditional Älplerfest (alpine celebration) on the high pastures at Täschalp.
Distance 9.2 km
Highest point2,214 m
Lowest point1,440 m
916 m of altitude must be overcome along the 8.9 km long course in the categories runner, folk runner and Nordic walking. The traditional alpine festival is part of the framework programme, mass at 11.00 am and canteen services accompanied by musical entertainment.
Annual, at the beginning of July
A mountain celebration for locals and visitors
Registration at Täsch tourist office
Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
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.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.