Täsch - RandaMountainbiking

The Täsch - Randa circuit is perfect for the whole family. It leads along the valley floor through forests, along meadows and through typical Valais mountain villages.

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Description

This leisurely ride leads along the Vispa river and, on the other side of the valley, past meadows and scattered mountain forests.

One of the highlights of this bike tour from Täsch to Randa is the view of the Randa landslide. A vast cone of fallen rock, with boulders as big as houses, bears witness to the cataclysm of 1991. A large chunk of the mountain descended in three slides, burying the railway, road and the Vispa river. Miraculously, no one was hurt. The bike trail leads past the spectacular sight.

  • Many shady spots and barbecue sites ideal for resting and picnicking
  • Wealth of alpine flora
  • Alternating sunny and shady stretches
Täsch (station) - Mettelbrücke bridge - Randa - Schali - Täsch (station)

Variant 1: From Randa, continue by bike towards St. Niklaus or Visp, and ride a train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn back.

Variant 2: 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

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty easy
Distance 15.05 km
Ascent 481 m
Descent 481 m
Duration 2,0 h
Lowest point 1404 m
Highest point 1586 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Properties:

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

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