Hiking trail Randa - Täsch
|Distance||: 4.5 km, 2.8 miles|
|User rating||: 9|
Walking this short route through the Matter valley is an excellent way to warm up for more difficult trails later on. The route is part of the longer trails Herbriggen – Täsch and Herbriggen – Zermatt. You will particularly walk up the river of Mattervispa, but you will start in the villages of Randa and Wildi, followed by some meadows and forests. You can regularly see the Breithorn behind Zermatt along the way.
Transportation to Randa
Randa can be reached by train or by car from St.Niklaus/Stalden/Visp/Brig or from Täsch/Zermatt. There are parking facilities near the railway station. Will you be traveling to and from hiking areas frequently? A Swiss Pass or one of the other passes grants easy access to the entire Swiss Travel System (trains, buses, boats and mountain transportation).
Turn right from the railway station of Randa and turn right again at the end of the road, following the signs to Wildi and Täsch. You will reach Wildi in about 500 m (1600 ft). At the chapel, it is worthwhile to view the narrow street with wooden houses at the left. Just before the chapel, the route continues to the right. You will cross the main road where after a bridge leads to the other side of the Mattervispa. Turn left after the bridge. This path crosses a piece of forest and then continues up the river. You will pass a small lake at your right. When approaching Täsch, the railway station can be seen across the river. When you have passed the railway station, turn left to cross the bridge and the railway. Turn left to enter the village and turn left again a bit further on to reach the railway station.
Transportation from Täsch
The train takes you back from Täsch to Randa or further to St.Niklaus/Stalden/Visp/Brig or to Zermatt. There is a large parking lot next to the railway station.
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