Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

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Hangweg (Oberwald - Biel)

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • / Winter hiking along picturesque mountain villages
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  • / Well signposted winter hiking trails
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  • / Bergdorf Oberwald
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  • / Hangweg
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This winter hike leads through the original Gommer mountain villages on the sunny side of the valley between Oberwald and Biel. The path allows for relaxing pleasure hiking. 
moderate
15.1 km
4:30 h
141 m
224 m
This winter hike leads through the original Gommer mountain villages on the sunny side of the valley between Oberwald and Biel. The path allows for relaxing pleasure hiking. Plan the length of your hiking trail at your discretion. The Matterhorn Gotthard train takes you comfortably back from every village to your starting point.

See also
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
3985 Münster
Tel.: +41 27 974 68 68
E-Mail: tourismus@obergoms.ch
Internet: www.obergoms.ch

Wintersportbericht: http://www.obergoms.ch/wispo/index.php

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class. 
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Author
Dario Imwinkelried
Updated: November 04, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,400 m
Lowest point
1,283 m
Best time of year
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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

Oberwald, station (1,366 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'361E 1'153'683N
DD
46.530852, 8.342712
DMS
46°31'51.1"N 8°20'33.8"E
UTM
32T 449593 5153241
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Destination

Oberwald, station

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Obergesteln - Ulrichen - Geschinen - Münster - Reckingen - Gluringen - Ritzingen - Biel

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel. The timetables for all trains can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka. The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.

The timetables for the car transport Furka can be found at https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch/de/winter/anreise/autoverlad/furka/

Parking

Parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'361E 1'153'683N
DD
46.530852, 8.342712
DMS
46°31'51.1"N 8°20'33.8"E
UTM
32T 449593 5153241
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

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

  • Rottenweg (Oberwald - Niederwald)
  • Oberwald - Hotel-Restaurant Rhonequelle
  • Winter crossing of the Grimsel Pass
  • Circular trail Matte (Oberwald)
  • Circular trail Pischenwald
  • Circular trail Münster airfield
  • Mattenweg (Münster - Reckingen)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.1 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
141 m
Descent
224 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Point to Point

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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.

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