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

Winter Hiking recommended route

Circuit trail Zeit - Bodmen

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • Mountain village Biel (VS)
    / Mountain village Biel (VS)
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  • / Well signposted winter hiking trails
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  • / Orientation in Goms thanks to winter map
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Hamlet Zeit near Selkingen
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  • / Entdecken Sie unsere Bergdörfer!
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bodmen hamlet near Blitzingen
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  • / Hamlet of Bodmen near Blitzingen in winter
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Snow-covered floodplain forest on the young Rhone
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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 Bodme-Weiler mit Vergangenheit Biel (Goms)
A diverse circular route through the Goms winter landscape characterised by alluvial forests. The outward and return routes lie on both sides of the young Rhone. 
Distance 4.3 km
2:00 h
75 m
75 m
This varied circuit on both sides of the young Rhone leads through a beautiful winter landscape, which is characterized by the alluvial forests. Despite some ups and downs, the route is easy to walk on.

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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Update: February 11, 2021
Highest point
Biel (VS), Stockacher, 1,297 m
Lowest point
Blitzingen, Bodmen, 1,252 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Olympia Sport / Gade Bar
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

 Winter sports report at

Time table

Telephone number of rescue service: 144

Avalanche bulletin and snow situation at


Biel (VS), train station (1,283 m)
2'659'985E 1'145'153N
46.455029, 8.219404
46°27'18.1"N 8°13'09.9"E
32T 440054 5144902


Biel (VS), train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Biel (VS), Bahnhof - Chauchofe - Riti - Bonacher - Gräichje - Fläcke - Balscheija - Steiacher - Bobmerbode - Blitzingen, Bodmen - Fura- Bobmerlärch - Bahouz - Zeit - Sägschhiischere - Stockacher - Niw Schiir - Bieligermatte - Biel (VS), Bahnhof


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Biel in 1h 06 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

Getting there

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


Parking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Biel (VS). Follow the local parking guidance system.


2'659'985E 1'145'153N
46.455029, 8.219404
46°27'18.1"N 8°13'09.9"E
32T 440054 5144902
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: 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

  • Circuit trail Ritzinger Feldkapelle
  • Circular track Chastebiel
  • Löwwigadmen circular trail (Reckingen)
  • Circular trail Stalen chapel
  • Mattenweg (Münster - Reckingen)
  • Circular trail Münster airfield
  • Hangweg (Oberwald - Biel)
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4.3 km
2:00 h
75 m
75 m
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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.