SchalibergRegional hiking tour

Highlights of this medium-difficulty walk from Randa include Alp Rötiboden (1,970 m), which offers breathtaking views over the valley and of the surrounding mountain peaks.

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Hikers should not underestimate this walk: the ascents total nearly 900 vertical metres. But the efforts are well worthwhile, because the trail leads through an exceptionally diverse and attractive landscape. Nature lovers will enjoy the rich alpine flora.

  • Rötiboden: ideal spot for a picnic
  • View of the Schalisee lake
Randa (station) - Rötiboden - Schaliberg - Schaliacker - Randa (station)
We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
If time permits, hikers can extend their walk by following the edge of the golf course southwards to the Schalisee lake to enjoy a refreshing dip.

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.
  • Beware: railway crossing
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





Difficulty medium
Distance 7,4 km
Ascent 827 m
Descent 827 m
Duration 3,45 h
Lowest point 1404 m
Highest point 2030 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)


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


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GPS-Track (.gpx)

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