Winter hiking in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

Snowshoeing recommended route

Rotten Trail

Snowshoeing · Goms
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  • Enchanting winter
    / Enchanting winter
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  • / Fun in powder snow
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  • / Discover winter splendour on snowshoes
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  • / On the trail in deep snow
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m 1350 1300 1250 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Biel Bodme-Weiler mit Vergangenheit Tourist Info Blitzingen Hotel Weisshorn Blitzingen Parkplatz Blitzingen Biel (Goms) Blitzingen Selkingen
A beautiful snowshoe trail, with few ascents and descents, located at the bottom of the valley.
Distance 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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Update: November 05, 2020
Highest point
1,356 m
Lowest point
1,255 m
Best time of year

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 and hints


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


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. 


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


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

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


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


2'658'952E 1'143'952N
46.444315, 8.205811
46°26'39.5"N 8°12'20.9"E
32T 438998 5143722
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


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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4.3 km
2:00 h
101 m
101 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Clear area Forest


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I keep you warm. I make sure you do not slip. I like being stored in a warm place. I hate being left in a damp cold corner. Nice weather is okay with me but what I really like is stormy and snowy weather. Snow is my greatest pleasure. I do not mind mud. Take me outside every day! Use me to step on solid ice. Jump into the powdery snow. Just do not throw me in a corner. Moving me does never harm you. What I like will be fun for you, too. Put me on and go out into nature. I am your winter boots.

Goms – the true winter hiking paradise: around 78.5 kilometres of marked winter hiking trails, accessible almost entirely by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB)

Winter hiking 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.
  • Make sure you do not walk over the cross-country ski trails.
  • Mind the avalanche bulletins.
  • The use of the winter hiking trails happens at your own risk.
  • Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability.