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Täsch-Randa (Nr. 131)

Winter hiking
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  • The village of Täsch in winter
    / The village of Täsch in winter
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Vasco Coutinho
  • / Arriving in wintry Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
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This simple winter hiking trail leads along the right-hand side of the valley from Täsch to Randa. Ideal for families.
easy
Distance 4.2 km
1:10 h
17 m
45 m

A winter hike along the flat valley floor is gentle and easy, great for children with families or less experienced walkers. The trail leads mostly along prepared paths; stretching away to the right is the snow-blanketed forest, a scene of fairy-tale beauty.

  • Suitable for children aged 4 upwards
  • Suitable for pulling sledges

Author’s recommendation

If you look in the direction of Zermatt from Täsch and Randa, there is a unique view of the Breithorn (4,164 m) - considered to be one of the easiest four-thousanders to climb.
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Update: November 20, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,451 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

Täsch (1,450 m) (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'049E 1'101'851N
DD
46.067678, 7.775290
DMS
46°04'03.6"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405283 5102296
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Destination

Randa (1,439 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - Randa (station)

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

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

SwissGrid
2'626'049E 1'101'851N
DD
46.067678, 7.775290
DMS
46°04'03.6"N 7°46'31.0"E
UTM
32T 405283 5102296
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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
4.2 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
17 m
Descent
45 m
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