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

  • 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
    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
    Alpine circular hike on to a wonderful rewarding summit with view to 4000 metres mountains of Valais and the glaciers of Aare.
  • Wanderung
    The Furka Höhenweg (Swiss Regional Route Nr. 51) leads in two stages of Andermatt over the Furka pass to Oberwald. The stage Andermatt - Furka pass leads past the rocky south-eastern slopes of Urserental and grants keen sights to Hospental and Realp and the historic Furka steam train. Alpine ...
  • Wanderung
    Today you like to fly high! Searching freedom on mountain peak and vastness of broad panorama above the alps. At your feet the young Rhone river flows embedded in beautiful valley bottom of Obergoms. Heavens Blue reflects itself in impressive Distel lake. The effort pays itself off!
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    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
    Flowered natural meadows, bright larch forest and alpine flora rich in species accompany you on the way to unique Münstiger sun terrace. The hospitality of mountain hut Galmihorn and 360° broad panorama reimburse you for the effort of climbing up. The wilde and romantic Bächi valley welcomes ...
  • Wanderung
    A leisurely hike through meadows and forest from Obergoms into Unnergoms. The trail leads on a beautifully footpath from Niederwald past the chapel St. Anna to Fürgangen. From here, it is not far to Fiesch.
  • Themenpfad
    Take a Kneipp cure to get healthy. The longest natural Kneipp trail of Switzerland harmonizes body and soul.
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