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Distance

5.68 mi

Elevation gain

2,717 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,717 ft

Max elevation

7,115 ft

Trailrank

65 5

Min elevation

4,391 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

3 hours 29 minutes

Time

4 hours 41 minutes

Coordinates

1530

Uploaded

September 5, 2019

Recorded

September 2019
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7,115 ft
4,391 ft
5.68 mi

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near Randa, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)

We did this hike on the day of our arrival to Zermatt for the Monte Rosa tour. We heard that the Euroweg trail from Grachen to Zermatt may be closed for rock falls at the end of our tour which means we will miss the longest pedestrian hanging bridge experience. Charles kuonen bridge is a hanging bridge built in 2017 and it is the longest one in the world. We took the train to Randa town from Zermatt (28 CHF return ticket) and we started our ascent reaching the bridge from the east. The ascent is long but easy. The bridge crossing is impressive and not for the faint hearted. Eventhough it is very secure, the fact that you are crossing a 498 m-long hanging bridge is a special experience that you don't want to miss if you are in the area. About 2 hours to reach the bridge. After the bridge crossing, we continued our way up to visit the famous Europahutte where we had a cold beer. We went back down to Randa under the west end of the bridge till our starting point at the train station. About 5 hours for the full loop, 1 hour less if you don't want to visit the Europahutte (I strongly recommend it).
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Information point

To Charles Kuonen suspension bridge

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Picnic

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Panorama

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Bridge

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Mountain hut

Europahutte

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Intersection

Going under the bridge towards Randa

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2 comments

  • Photo of ala.jadooa

    ala.jadooa Sep 6, 2019

    Wow!! You never cease to impress us at any time! Your trails are always amazing 👍👍

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Sep 6, 2019

    Thank you Ala! Wait for more 😎

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