Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

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Snowshoeing · Obergoms
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A beautiful snowshoe trail, with few ascents and descents, located at the bottom of the valley.
easy
4.3 km
2:00 h
101 m
101 m
This snowshoe trail, which is classified as light but extremely beautiful, leads through alluvial forests along the young Rhone and over open meadows. A wonderful winter landscape is the constant companion on this tour. Next to the snowshoe trail you will find numerous old stables and on the highest point you also have an excellent view of the Galenstock.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour you can refresh yourself in the Gadä-Bar.
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Author
Dario Imwinkelried
Updated: November 05, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,356 m
Lowest point
1,255 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Olympia Sport / Gade Bar
Taverne zum Guten Freund
Hotel Restaurant Castle
Hotel Weisshorn

Safety information

The use of the winter hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Blitzingen, Railway station (1,257 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'658'952E 1'143'952N
DD
46.444315, 8.205811
DMS
46°26'39.5"N 8°12'20.9"E
UTM
32T 438998 5143722
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Destination

Blitzingen, Station

Turn-by-turn directions

 From Blitzingen station you walk along the Rhone to Biel. In Biel you then cross the Rhone and walk up a small slope to the south. From there you walk on a hill in the direction of Blitzingen. Before arriving in Blitzingen, however, you cross the small village of Bodmen. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Blitzingen in 1h 09 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.

The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) to Blitzingen.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

You will find a public car park entrance village (westbound), the other one in Bodmen. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'658'952E 1'143'952N
DD
46.444315, 8.205811
DMS
46°26'39.5"N 8°12'20.9"E
UTM
32T 438998 5143722
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices, at the sales points of the Loipe Goms as well as in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Winter map of Obergoms with cross country trail plan
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1270 Binntal

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear and walking sticks
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Similar routes nearby

  • Cäsar Ritz-Trail
  • Stalenkapelle Trail
  • Urschgen Trail
  • Galmihornhütte Trail
  • Oberfäld Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
  • Hüswäg Trail
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
101 m
Descent
101 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Clear area Forest

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The wind can carry me for kilometres and kilometres. Sometimes I pile up into huge mounts. I get all effusive if you jump in me. I give way when you ride through me. I blur your vision. I get the smallest crevices. If you get a taste, you cannot get enough of me. Try and describe me and words will fail you. I turn forests into fairylands. If you glide across me, I will swallow all your sounds. Slide over me and I will give you joy. Tour skis love me. Give me a visit. I am your powder snow.

Goms – the true winter wonderland: Eight marked out and safe snowshoe treks, countless ski tours for pros, aficionados and beginners

Snowshoeing in Switzerland – tips and tricks

  • Never leave the marked trails and paths in order to protect wildlife and yourself.
  • Keep dog on a leash at all times.
  • Please make sure you do not walk over the cross-country ski trails.
  • Please mind the avalanche bulletins.
  • The use of all trails happens at your own risk.
  • Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability.

REFRESHING STOP ON YOUR SNOWSHOE TOUR

Rhonequelle

Hüswäg-Trail

Grimsel Passhöhe - Winterplausch am Grimselpass

Erlebnis Grimselpass

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