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Randa Village Trail (Nr. 133)

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  • The village of Randa in winter
    / The village of Randa in winter
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Wintry atmosphere along the Dorfweg trail in Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Frequent views down to the village
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Winter fun in snowy Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Vasco Coutinho
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The Village Trail winds through a stunning, snowy landscape and the delightful village of Randa.
easy
Distance 4.7 km
1:30 h
172 m
172 m

The Randa Village Trail promises a restful walk close to this beautiful village. The trail heads across snowy white expanses before climbing 250 metres up to gorgeous panoramic views of the village and the mountains.

  • Suitable for children aged 6 upwards

Author’s recommendation

If you look north, even in winter you can see a huge talus cone on the left-hand side of the valley, created by a massive rockslide in 1991.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 12, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,577 m
Lowest point
1,406 m
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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.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.

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.

Start

Randa (1,439 m) (1,409 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'528E 1'105'451N
DD
46.100043, 7.781684
DMS
46°06'00.2"N 7°46'54.1"E
UTM
32T 405833 5105884
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Destination

Randa (1,439 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Randa (station) - Randa village - Randa (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 30)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Dorfweg Randa”.

Note


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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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'626'528E 1'105'451N
DD
46.100043, 7.781684
DMS
46°06'00.2"N 7°46'54.1"E
UTM
32T 405833 5105884
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
172 m
Descent
172 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Way cleared Family friendly Groomed snow

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