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Winter hiking

Täsch Circular Trail (Nr. 132)

Winter hiking · Switzerland
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  • The village of Täsch in winter
    / The village of Täsch in winter
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / On the circular walk past the frozen Schalisee lake
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Wintry landscape along the hiking trail
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
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This circular trail leads along the flat valley floor around Täsch, making it ideal for relaxed strolls with the kids or the dog.
easy
4.4 km
1:10 h
93 m
93 m

From the flat valley floor around Täsch there’s a lovely view of the Breithorn and the Klein Matterhorn. Families with children will enjoy the variety of landscapes on this circular trail.

  • Suitable for children aged 4 upwards
  • Suitable for Nordic walking

Author’s recommendation

Children will love being pulled on a sledge through the winter landscape.
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Updated: March 17, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1458 m
Lowest point
1424 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.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Beware: railway crossing

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

Täsch (1,450 m) (1434 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.067704, 7.775273
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405282 5102299
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - Schali - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 10)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Rundwanderung Täsch”.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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
46.067704, 7.775273
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405282 5102299
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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
4.4 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
93 m
Descent
93 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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