EuropahütteHiking trail

The trail to the Europa hut starts at Randa in the valley floor and leads across the Dorfbach river before climbing steeply to the hut at 2,220 m.

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Description

The Europaweg forms part of the Tour Monte Rosa. The suspension bridge over the Dorfbach river above Randa is closed, and will not reopen again for safety reasons. Hikers therefore cross the river down in the main valley before climbing straight up to the hut – an ascent of 909 vertical metres.

  • The Europa hut (built 1998/1999) stands on stilts
  • Photographic subject: picturesque view of the Weisshorn with larches in foreground
  • Distant view of the Matterhorn on the horizon
Randa (station) - Gere - Europaweg - Europa hut - Gere - Randa (station)
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 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.
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

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty medium
Distance 7,5 km
Ascent 870 m
Descent 870 m
Duration 3,45 h
Lowest point 1410 m
Highest point 2265 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Properties:

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

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