Arigscheis

This hike through the forests above Täsch is certainly steep, but also offers a good chance of spotting wild animals. Perhaps even an eagle…

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Description

The name Arigscheis indicates that eagles have been seen here. “Ari” means eagle in the local dialect, and Arigscheis can refer to a spot where eagles land, nest or roost. This trail leads across the lower flanks of the Mettelhorn and the Aeschhorn.

  • Metal ladder with safety cables in terrain (requires a good head for heights)
  • Täschhorn and Dom from an unusual perspective
  • Wildlife (chamois, in lower area possibly roe deer)
Täsch (station) - Arigscheis - Schalenäbi - Schali - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 4h 10)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
  • 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.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
  • Beware: railway crossing
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.
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.
A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Täsch, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty hard
Distance 9.00 km
Ascent 937 m
Descent 937 m
Duration 4,10 h
Lowest point 1423 m
Highest point 2249 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights

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