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Distance 32.73 km
Duration 13:55 Hours
Difficulty hard


In 1997, those responsible from the municipalities of St. Niklaus, Grächen, Randa, Täsch and Zermatt took advantage of this breathtaking nature and created the Europaweg. In 2021, the first stage from Grächen was redesigned and now leads in a varied and spectacular way to the Europahütte above Randa. From there it goes over the suspension bridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps, which spans the Grabengufer. It is 494 metres long and at the highest point you float 85 metres above the abyss. Then continue towards Täschalp and finally to Zermatt.


Herbriggen: Stopover with hotel accommodation

Täschalp: Cheese and Ziger for sale


1.604 Metres
Fitness level
5 Stars
Highest point
2.348 Metres
Quality of the experience
6 Stars
Lowest point
1.310 Metres
6 Stars

Best season


POI details

The 1st stage between Grächen and the Europahütte above Randa is expected to be reopened by the end of July 2021. Until then, a diversion via Herbriggen is signalled. Please note the markings on site.

The original path had to be closed due to the acute danger of rockfall.


1st stage:

Grächen - Herbriggen - Randa - Europahütte (6.5 - 7.5 h)

2nd stage:

Europahütte - Zermatt (6 - 7 h)

Europahütte - Hängebrücke - Täschalp - Tufteren - Sunnegga


Note: Crossing the bridge takes just under 10 minutes. Please follow the safety instructions.


North-south tour from Grächen: You walk in the direction of the Matterhorn and always see the Matterhorn North Face and the Hörnligrat.


South-north tour from Zermatt: You walk in the direction of the Bernese Alps and have the Bietschhorn, among others, in front of your eyes.

Von Visp aus fahren Sie mit dem Zug bis St. Niklaus. Dort steigen Sie um ins PostAuto welches Sie jede halbe Stunde nach Grächen bringt. Am Wochenende verkehrt ein Direktbus von Visp nach Grächen. Die detaillierten Fahrpläne für Züge und Postautos finden Sie unter 

-  Rhonetal: Via Martigny - Visp nach Grächen / St. Niklaus

-  Autoverlad Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp nach Grächen / St. Niklaus (

-  Autoverlad Furka: Via Andermatt - Realp - Oberwald - Brig - Visp nach Grächen / St. Niklaus (Autoverlad Furka)

-  Tessin/Simplon: Via Lugano - Centovalli - Domodossola - Brig - Visp nach Grächen / St. Niklaus (Autoverlad Simplon)

We recommend: 
  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)


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