Circular Hike to the Suspension Bridge in Randa
The circular hike to the Randa Suspension Bridge goes through larchwood forests and leads to an imposing record construction: the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.
- Type Regional hiking tour
- Difficulty medium
- Duration 4,00 h
- Distance 8,7 km
- Ascent 999 m
- Descent 999 m
- Lowest point 1408 m
- Highest point 2267 m
Randa (station) – Höüschbiel – Suspension Bridge – Europa hut– descente on the path to Gere – Randa (station)
- Good, sturdy footwear
- Water and provisions
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
For a practice tour, the shorter suspension bridge above Zermatt at Furi is just right. At 100 m long, it crosses the Gorner Gorge and is 90 m high at its highest point.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
- Avoid the bridge during storms (thunder and lightning)
- Not having a fear of heights is an advantage. Find out whether children and or dogs would cross the bridge (grated walkway); see the “Tip from the author” section.
- 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.
- 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.