Moving time  3 hours 29 minutes

Time  4 hours 41 minutes

Coordinates 1530

Uploaded September 5, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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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).
fountain

Fountain

fountain

Fountain

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Photo

Intersection

Go left

Information

To Charles Kuonen suspension bridge

Picnic

Picnic

panorama

Glacier view

panorama

Panorama

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Photo

Bridge

Bridge info

Bridge

Bridge

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Bridge seen from above

Refuge

Europahutte

Intersection

Going under the bridge towards Randa

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Nice trail

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Forest trail

Shelter

Shelter

Shelter

Shelter

Bridge

Bridge

Intersection

Take the trail to the right

fountain

Fountain

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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