Panoramaweg TäschHiking trail

The panorama reflects the topography: the valley floor is deep, the mountains all around extremely high. The views of the Breithorn and Klein Matterhorn are enchanting. A good opportunity to observe the mountain forest close up.

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Description

The path leads past the old houses of the village, then continues along a relatively flat stretch before climbing through the mountain woods. There’s no rush: the forest invites visitors to get to know its inhabitants. Who will spot the first roe deer?   Where are the playful squirrels? Who can see a nutcracker, pecking among the leaves on the forest floor? Ideal for families.

  • Wildlife including roe deer
  • For children from age 6
  • Mixed forest with Swiss stone pine and larch
Täsch (station) - Ägerte - Mettelbrücke - Mettelzug - Rafwald - Schopftschuggen - Täsch (station)

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

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 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.
  • 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.
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.
A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Täsch, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty easy
Distance 4.37 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)

Properties:

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

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