DorfwaldwegHiking trail

The Dorfwaldweg (Village Forest Path) offers new arrivals a perfect opportunity to get acclimatised, and is also ideal for walks with children.

Best season

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Description

Sometimes the switch from stressful daily routine to restful mountain holiday happens all too quickly. Holidays are all about relaxing, so a day spent acclimatising on the valley floor is well spent. This gentle walk through forest and across pastures around Randa is ideal.

  • For children from age 4
  • Beautiful view from valley floor towards the Klein Matterhorn
Randa (station) - Forststrasse - Randa (station)
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 at Randa 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.
The drive from Visp to Randa takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
There is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.
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.
A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Randa, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty easy
Distance 4,5 km
Ascent 233 m
Descent 233 m
Duration 1,20 h
Lowest point 1408 m
Highest point 1586 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Properties:

  • Faunistic highlights
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights

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Tour map (PDF)
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GPS-Track (.gpx)