The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World is Open

29/07/2017

Thrills above the precipice. That is the experience – pure adventure – on the new suspension bridge for walkers near Randa. It is the connection between Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg at a dizzying height. The two-day tour offers views and distant a background with the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps. The bridge is open from Saturday, 29 July, at 11 am.

The bridge is 494 m long and thus surpasses all world records. There are other superlatives to experience in the surroundings along the Europaweg from Grächen to Zermatt: the highest mountains in Switzerland soar into the heavens (Dom 4,545 m). The path runs between 1,600 m and 2,200 m above sea level and high above the deepest cut valley in Switzerland. Anyone setting off along the Europaweg from Grächen will always have the most famous mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn, before them. And those hiking towards Grächen always see the Bernese Alps.

Swiss Quality Work

The swissrope / Lauber Seilbahnen AG, Frutigen, erected the hikers’ suspension bridge near Randa in only 10 weeks. swissrope has already built countless suspension bridges in Switzerland and abroad and thus installed sensational connection bridges with Swiss quality work. Among others is the suspension bridge near Furi above Zermatt. Now there is nothing in the way of an unusual hiking experience along the Europaweg near Randa. How often does one have the possibility to cross a world record holding suspension bridge? The thrill of traversing the precipice is indescribable. 

Facts

Bridge opens from Saturday, 29 July 2017, 11 am
Bridge length 494 m
Highest point 85 m
Width 65 cm
How to reach the bridge
by foot from Randa                           
by foot from Grächen                           
by foot from Zermatt                            
 
2 to 2.5 h
 
6-7 h hiking time
 
6-7 h hiking time
Europaweg difficulty level T3
Bridge trail when suitable? For hikers with no fear of heights. Grated way over bridge.
Through this, it is possible to look into the precipice below one’s feet.
When not to cross the bridge? during a storm (danger of lightning)
Entire Europaweg high trail two stages with 6-7 h hiking time
Overnight stay possibilities Grächen, Randa, Zermatt
Europa Hut, Dom Hut, Kin Hut, Europaweg Hut
as well as other huts

 

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Questions and Interviews / Zermatt Tourism
Daniel Luggen, Director Zermatt Tourism
Tel: +41 (0)27 966 81 17, Mobile: +41 (0)79 337 46 52
E-mail: daniel.luggen@zermatt.ch


Opening of the supension bridge on the Europaweg

This is a world record: The longest suspension bridge in the world above Randa and near Zermatt.

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© Valentin Flauraud
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