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Täschalp Run

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  • Täschalplauf just before Täschalp
    / Täschalplauf just before Täschalp
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  • / At the start in Täsch
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  • / Competitors in the traditional Täschalplauf
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  • / Täschalplauf followed by alpine festivity
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  • / Overview of the route with the different refreshment points
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Täschalplauf
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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.
moderate
9.2 km
1:05 h
916 m
142 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

Author’s recommendation

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 04, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,214 m
Lowest point
1,440 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge

Tips, hints and links

Further information

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1,439 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.066921, 7.776127
DMS
46°04'00.9"N 7°46'34.1"E
UTM
32T 405347 5102211
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Destination

Täschalp (2,214 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (Alpenhotel) - Ägerte - Blasbode - Eggenstadel - Täschalp

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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
46.066921, 7.776127
DMS
46°04'00.9"N 7°46'34.1"E
UTM
32T 405347 5102211
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Optionally water & food

On the way there are refreshment points


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
1:05h
Ascent
916 m
Descent
142 m
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