Winter hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Trainingsloipe Rhonequelle

Cross-Country Skiing · Obergoms
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  • Demanding training course
    / Demanding training course
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  • Training track for ambitious runners
    / Training track for ambitious runners
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  • Hotel Restaurant Rhonequelle
    / Hotel Restaurant Rhonequelle
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Snow-covered mountain forest
    / Snow-covered mountain forest
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Map / Trainingsloipe Rhonequelle
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Three different training tracks are available for ambitious cross-country skiers in Obergoms: All with the aim of promoting personal fitness and condition to a maximum.
Luisteluhiihto
difficult
6.1 km
1:37 h
195 m
195 m
On the Grimsel and Furka pass road between Oberwald and the Hotel Rhonequelle, which in wintertime is closed to traffic, a three kilometre-long cross-country ski trail spread over almost 200 metres of altitude, runs through the snow-covered mountain forest. An ideal route to get into shape. In addition to the Rhonequelle training track, the training trails Oberwald-Obergesteln and Grafschaft also belong to the 90 km long network of the Loipe Goms.

The ride on the training trails requires the highest concentration. The hard climbs of the black slopes really get the pulse going and the downhill runs are not meant for relaxation.

As challenging pistes of the Loipe Goms, the training tracks can be ideally combined with other trails. Ready for each other, an interval training for perfect fitness is created in a natural way.

For owners of a cross-country skiing ticket Loipe Goms, the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway on the Oberwald-Fiesch route is free of charge for the duration of its validity.

Author’s recommendation

Would you like a refreshing shower after training near the cross-country tracks? You can do this in the Nordic Centre Ulrichen and in the Oberwald cross-country ski trail control centre. From winter 2019/20, the new visitor centre in Niederwald will also be available with changing rooms, lockers and showers for athletes as well as a bistro for refreshments.

Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
Oberwald, Hotel Rhonequelle, 1564 m
Lowest point
Oberwald, village, 1368 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Rhonequelle

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).

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.

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

Oberwald, village (1368 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.534558, 8.348895
UTM
32T 450071 5153649

Destination

Oberwald, Hotel Rhonequelle

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Fure - Stapfe - Bärfel - Hotel Rhonequelle - Bärfel - Stapfe - Fure - Oberwald

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 www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

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

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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
1:37 h
Ascent
195 m
Descent
195 m
Public transport friendly Luisteluhiihto Loop With refreshment stops

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