Täschalp - TufterenRegional hiking tour

This generally level walk follows the famous Europaweg trail. Leading along the treeline, it offers glorious views of numerous 4,000-metre peaks as well as Täsch and Zermatt.

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Depending on fitness levels and time available, hikers have two options: the simple, flat route along the Europaweg trail or the steeper variant over Ober Sattla. The latter involves a precipitous climb of 500 vertical metres, but rewards hikers with a thrilling surprise: a sudden dramatic view of the Matterhorn. The walk along the Europaweg, by contrast, takes less time and is much more leisurely, following the treeline and revealing sweeping mountain views.

  • View of the Matterhorn
  • Chamois below the Ritzengrat ridge and Unterrothorn
  • Variant via Ober Sattla (2,693 m), hike of medium difficulty
  • Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale
Täschalp (Ottavan) - Tufteren

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 55)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

Important! A good head for heights, a sure foot and mountain experience are needed

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.

Map and arrival





Difficulty medium
Distance 6,3 km
Ascent 489 m
Descent 457 m
Duration 2,0 h
Lowest point 2136 m
Highest point 2353 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täschalp (2'214 m)

Destination of the tour:

Tufteren (2'215 m)


  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights


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