Regional hiking tour


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.

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


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)
The Europa hut is on the Europa path, as the name suggests, and thus also on the Monte Rosa tour.


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.

Map and arrival