Winter hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Cross-Country Skiing

Herz-Loipe Obergesteln - Geschinen

Cross-Country Skiing · Obergoms
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  • Signalized heart track is without big gradient
    / Signalized heart track is without big gradient
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  • / Cross-country skiing in the beautiful valley of Goms
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  • / MGBahn use is included in the cross-country ski ticket
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  • / Herz-Loipe
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  • / Fantastic mountain panorama
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"If the cross-country ski trail makes your heart beat faster, that's just what we want! The signposted heart trail is particularly suitable for heart patients and cross-country ski beginners.
Skating, Classic
easy
5.2 km
1:00 h
3 m
14 m
The Herz-Loipen in Switzerland were launched specifically for heart patients in collaboration with the Swiss Heart Foundation and Loipen Schweiz in the winter of 2015/2016. The trails are short and have no incline. They offer beginners the opportunity to get to know nature-loving winter sports and keep fit. Heart patients should be motivated to stay physically active.

The perfectly groomed cross-country ski trail stretches picturesquely across the snow-covered plain between the mountain villages of Obergesteln and Geschinen. The trail is part of the Sonnenloipe. It is ideally suited for sun-hungry ski hikers and cross-country ski beginners and can be ideally combined with the other cross-country trails in the cross-country skiing paradise of Goms.

Near the cross-country ski runs there are numerous catering facilities. Take the opportunity and enjoy a warm soup, a homemade fruit cake or something hearty on one of the numerous sun terraces.

Author’s recommendation

With the cross-country ski pass of the Loipe Goms, you travel free of charge on the MGBahn route Oberwald-Fiesch during the period of validity. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Obergesteln, 1353 m
Lowest point
Geschinen, 1338 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Mühle
Grillrestaurant Baschi

Safety information

The use of the trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG and Loipe Goms disclaim all liability and assume no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Use only marked trails and follow all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect of wildlife.

Be considerate towards other cross-country skiers. Every cross-country skier, especially on downhill runs, must adapt speed and behaviour to his ability and visibility. In classic running tracks and on the piste for free running technique, you run on the right side of the piste with an appropriate safety distance to the front runner. If you stop, you step out of the cross-country ski run. Assistance in case of accidents is a matter of course. To alert the rescue service, dial No. 144.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Appropriate clothing is very important.

The winter sports report keeps you informed about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country skiing, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions).

Tips, hints and links

  • Winter sports report at www.obergoms.ch/wintersportbericht
  • Time table www.sbb.ch
  • Telephone number rescue service: 144
  • Winter hikers, snowshoe trekkers and dog owners are not allowed to enter the cross-country ski runs.

Start

Obergesteln, train station (1352 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.513405, 8.326172
DMS
46°30'48.3"N 8°19'34.2"E
UTM
32T 448308 5151313
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Destination

Geschinen, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Bahnhof Obergesteln - Matte - Tällibach - Flaxeie - Ulrichen - Hof - Lische - Niderbach -  Wiler/Baschi - Geschinerbach - Bahnhof Geschinen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Obergesteln in 1h 17 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

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Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 38.7 km to Obergesteln. 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 www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.513405, 8.326172
DMS
46°30'48.3"N 8°19'34.2"E
UTM
32T 448308 5151313
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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 cross-country skiing material
  • Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear
  • Sunglasses
  • Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter.

Similar routes nearby

  • Nachtloipe Ulrichen - Obergesteln
  • Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln
  • Sonnenloipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Rottenloipe Oberwald - Niederwald
  • Int. Gommerlauf Skimarathon
  • Trainingsloipe Obergoms
  • Trainingsloipe Rhonequelle
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
14 m
Public transport friendly Classic Skating Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available

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