Hiking in Switzerland – naturally in Goms, the mountain village!

Your feet’s pressure massages me. When you stand still, you admire the alpine surroundings. When you jump around on me, I know you feel joy. When your step is light, it is early morning. When you tread heavily, you have been walking for a while. Your sticks poke and tickle me. I get sad when people leave their trash behind. The tread on your shoes shows your experience. If you keep walking on the spot, you are probably lost. If you make fast progress, you know your way. I am looking forward to accompanying you on every step of the way. I am your hiking trail.

The mountain village Goms is the Eldorado for hikers in Switzerland with its 700 kilometres of marked trails. There is a tour for every need – varying from heights between 1200 and 3000 metres above sea level.

A HIKING TOUR FOR EVERY NEED AND LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

The best-known classics of Goms hiking are the «Gommer Höhenweg», the «Waldweg» and the «Rottenweg». In addition to being a wonderful nature experience, the myriad of theme trails in Goms will teach you a lot about local lore. They are highly recommended for families as well.

HIKING BEYOND THE BORDER

For those who just cannot get enough of hiking, the hidden passes leading into the neighbouring Italy, Ticino, Bern and Uri are a perfect addition to the trails in Goms. If you want to go on an ambitious adventure, take the Four Headwater Trail and hike over the Gotthard massif in stages to pass the four sources of the Rhône, the Rhine, the Reuss and the Ticino.

HIKE AND RAIL

You really do not need your car when travelling to and around Goms. The Gommer Pass issued by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGBahn) allows you to take any train on the route Fiesch-Oberwald. That way, you can start your tour in the valley almost anywhere you like and board a train home later in the day. The postbus (Postauto) will even take you up the passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen – and down again.

CATTLE ON PASTURES

A tolerant cooperation is necessary so that the important work of the farmers can take place and our guests can nevertheless enjoy the wonderful alpine meadows on extended hikes. The following document (german only) with maps of the alpine pastures of the region provides useful information and behavior. You will find further information on the herd protection at the following link:  www.herdenschutzschweiz.ch

  • Wanderung
    This is a historic trading route on which cheese has been transported to the south. The cheese has been very popular for longer boat trips as it is very durable.
  • Wanderung
    As a convenient one day excursion of Gommer Waldweg (forest path) the partial route from Reckingen to Niederwald can be suggested. The forest gives pleasant briskness to the hiker on hot summer days. In the cooling shadow of the trees you hike acrosss sunlit area of Obergoms and listen to the murmur ...
  • Wanderung
    This circular hike offers a matchless sight on the Rhone glacier, to lake Grimsel and across the area of Obergoms. It starts at alpine Furkapass and first a gentle pathway that becomes steeper leads upwards to Tällilücke. A short length still further upwards you reach the Tällistock. Then the ...
  • Themenpfad
    At the tourist information Münster (Obergoms Tourismus AG) there is a red information pillar. It serves as starting point of cultural route. In a shelf brochures free of charge are laid out. Therein the buildings are described in more details. On the respective buildings (see village map) there is ...
  • Wanderung
    On the trails of the old traders from pass Grimsel to Obergesteln. On the old trade route the path leads down from pass Grimsel to Rhone valley to Obergesteln. Again and again one encounters areas where the old trail paving (natural paving or large covers of stony pavers) still remains there. The ...
  • Wanderung
    Far beyond the valley the alpine pathway leads from Grimsel mountain pass to lake Trützi and from there downwards to Geschinen. Alongside with breath- taking views on the wild and romantic mountain landscape this hike stands out due to its 9 clear mountain lakes! This demanding route can be ...
  • Wanderung
    You feel like hiking apart from beaten pathways? Then set off for discovering beautiful Stockji-peak! Enormous scenic pleasurable experience as well as a stunning far view on mountains and valleys are guaranteed for you!
  • Themenpfad
    A protective forest offers protection for people and infrastructure against natural hazards like e.g. avalanches or falling rocks. In Goms the biggest part of forest area is identified as a protective forest. In the course of time the demands towards a protective forest have gone up. Growing ...
  • Wanderung
    The more or less even pathway Rottenweg, alongside young Rhone river is perfect to explore Obergoms. At one point across wide meadows, at another point through sparse forest the Rottenweg leads from village to village. This pleasant hiking path therefore really invites to discover gastronomy of ...
  • Themenpfad
    On the village square at Baschi-memorial there is a red information pillar. This is the starting point for the cultural route. In a shelf brochures free of charge are laid out. Therein the buildings are described in more details. On these particular buildings (see village map) there is a panel with ...
  • Wanderung
    Our trails begins at Reckingen train station and leads to picturesque wooden bridge over the river Rotten. Here we follow the guidepost for the hiking trail in direction to Mannlibode. On a small road we reach small river Blinne which we cross and follow for a few hundred metres. In a clearing the ...
  • Wanderung
    You start the beautiful tour to Furka pass in Oberwald. Past the mountain village Gere, that once has been autonomous and even had an own jurisdiction, you reach alp Lenges, where the cattle from Oberwald spends the summer. From mountain ridge Bidmer you can enjoy magnificent mountain panorama with ...
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