Panoramaweg TäschWinter hiking

The panoramic path around Täsch presents an ideal alternative to skiing, with open views, romantic forests and pure, blissful tranquillity.

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It’s worth planning the timing of this walk carefully. In winter the sun sets early, and the mountains soon wrap the valley in their cold shadow. Ideally, then, walkers should set off early. The trail leads at first across wide snowy expanses on the valley floor before following the edge of the protective forest along the foot of the slopes. After a bridge across the Vispa river, the route climbs into the picturesque mixed forest. Finally it leads along a high trail at an altitude of about 1,500 m back down the valley, revealing magnificent views.

  • Children from age 6
  • Breathtaking views of the Mischabel mountains, with the Täschhorn and Dom
  • View of Täsch and Randa
Täsch (station) - Ägerte - Mettelbrücke - Mettelzug - Rafwald - Schopftschuggen - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 25)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather
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.
  • 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.
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.

Map and arrival

Status of the tour:





Difficulty easy
Distance 4,4 km
Ascent 274 m
Descent 274 m
Duration 1,25 h
Lowest point 1434 m
Highest point 1584 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)


  • Nice views
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Surface neigeuse damée


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