Dorfweg RandaWinter hiking

Anyone looking for some fresh air and a relaxing stroll that doesn’t require too much effort will enjoy this charming winter walk.

Best season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Description

The Dorfweg Randa (Randa village path) promises a restful and soothing walk close to the village. The trail leads initially across snowy white expanses before climbing into the protective forest above the village – an ascent of 250 vertical metres in all. The path is easy, as it is cleared regularly, and the views back down to the village are lovely.

  • Children from age 6
Randa (station) - Randa village - Randa (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 30)

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 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.
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.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty easy
Distance 4,7 km
Ascent 241 m
Descent 241 m
Duration 1,30 h
Lowest point 1409 m
Highest point 1586 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Properties:

  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Way cleared
  • Groomed snow surface

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