Täsch - TäschalpMountainbiking

The ride up to Täschalp and deep into the valley begins with an ascent of the slopes above Täsch, mostly following small mountain roads. The climb is technically straightforward and boosts fitness.

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The final section of the route after Täschalp leads deep into the secluded mountain valley at the foot of the Rimpfischhorn. The soundtrack comes from the cascading Mellichbach river; all around is pristine nature. Back at Täschalp, the cheese dairy is well worth a visit.

  • Täschalp with cheese dairy, cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale
  • Ascent in a larch forest with view of the Matterhorn
Täsch (station) - Täschalp (Ottavan) - Mellichbach

Variant 1: Start and finish the trip in Zermatt, either riding along the Teerstrasse to Täsch or taking a shuttle train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.
We recommend:
  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and bell
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.
  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.
  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.
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





Difficulty medium
Distance 9,1 km
Ascent 955 m
Descent 115 m
Duration 2,0 h
Lowest point 1434 m
Highest point 2282 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täschalp (2'214 m)


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


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GPS-Track (.gpx)

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