Over the past 5 years the final stages of the Walkers Haute Route have been a bit of a damp squid to say the least. With sections of the high route closed due to stone fall & land slide there was no real other option than to take the valley route to Zermatt.

Whilst the route in the valley bottom gets you to where you want to be it wasn’t a suitable ending for this magnificent trek. However the views are few and far between as you are surrounded by the steep sided valley walls, its noisy as you trek in the narrow valley next to the busy Matterhorn Valley Express rail line, main road & various quarrying businesses that’s dredge the river of the glacial deposits.

But don't underestimate the Swiss & their engineering expertise to come up with a plan that would overcome the problems & reinstate the sections that have been a no go area for years.

In late summer 2017 the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge was opened, a feat of engineering to say the least! Now boasting the longest hanging suspension bridge in the world spanning 494m across the Dorfbach gully.

After a steep uphill from Randa through the woods making sure you take the correct path that will take you to the easterly side of the bridge you then have the most amazing final day into Zermatt along the fabulous Europaweg via Taschalpen into Zermatt.

The views are stunning & speak for themselves although the route is not for the faint hearted any step of the way!

For more information take a look at our guided & self guided Walkers Haute Route treks or contact us for further information.

walkers haute route signage
europaweg view
europaweg trail