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) – Hauspil – 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.
If the bridge is open or not can be seen online: www.europaweg.ch