Imagine looking down the precipice om the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the mighty Swiss Alps! This is pure nail-biting adventure you can experience while hiking on the new suspension bridge near the Swiss village Randa. It is the connection between Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg at a dizzying height. Switzerland hiking just became quite the thrilling adventure!

Switzerland worlds longest suspension bridge

Oh, the views! (PHOTOVF/Valentin Flauraud)

Think stellar views with the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps in the background when you go on your hiking adventure. We’ve got some jaw-dropping photos of this new record-breaking Charles Kuonen suspension bridge here.

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© Europaweg

This engineering marvel is 494 m long, surpassing all world records. There are other superlatives to experience in the surroundings when you travel along the Europaweg from Grächen to Zermatt: the highest mountains in Switzerland soar into the heavens (Dom 4,545 m). The path runs between 1,600 m and 2,200 m above sea level and high above the deepest cut valley in Switzerland.

Switzerland worlds longest suspension bridge

(PHOTOVF/Valentin Flauraud)

If you go hiking along the Europaweg from Grächen, you will always have the most famous mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn, before you. And those hiking towards Grächen always see the Bernese Alps. It takes just around 10 minutes to walk the bridge, cutting down a circuitous journey that would have taken up to four hours.

Switzerland worlds longest suspension bridge

(PHOTOVF/Valentin Flauraud)

The thrill of traversing the precipice is hard to put into words and adventure to remember for life. If you have a fear of heights, then think twice! The highest point is at 85m and the width is 65cm. A grated way over bridge makes it possible for you to look into the precipice below your feet. How’s that for an insane hiking adventure?

 

Good to know: 

How to reach the bridge:

by foot from Randa: 2 to 2.5 hours
by foot from Grächen: 6-7 hours hiking time
by foot from Zermatt: 6-7 hours hiking time

Where to stay overnight: 

Grächen, Randa, Zermatt Europa Hut, Dom Hut, Kin Hut, Europaweg Hut and other huts

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