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Winter Hiking recommended route

Circular trail Pischenwald

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • Verschneiter wildromantischer Pischewald
    / Verschneiter wildromantischer Pischewald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Snow-covered mountain forest
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bergdorf Oberwald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Gemütliche Winterwanderung durch den Wald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Winter hiking in the Goms valley
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun during winter hiking
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The Pischenwald (forest) lines Oberwald in a dreamy and fabulous way. The comfortable circular trail in deeply snow-covered mountain forest with mighty larch trees invites for relaxation.
easy
Distance 2 km
0:45 h
24 m
24 m
The Pischenwald (forest) lines Oberwald in a dreamy and fabulous way. The comfortable circular trail in deeply snow-covered mountain forest with mighty larch trees invites for relaxation. After leaving the fringed Pischewald, we recommend a breather at the legendary St. Niklaus Chapel, with its far-reaching view over the Rhone Valley.

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

Author’s recommendation

Especially recommended in snowfall. The forest also offers good wind protection.
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,385 m
Lowest point
1,369 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 and hints

Start

Oberwald, Tourist Information (1,369 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'949E 1'154'012N
DD
46.533749, 8.350425
DMS
46°32'01.5"N 8°21'01.5"E
UTM
32T 450187 5153558
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Destination

Oberwald, Tourist Information

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Pischenwald - St. Niklausenkapelle - Oberwald

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) 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 in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'949E 1'154'012N
DD
46.533749, 8.350425
DMS
46°32'01.5"N 8°21'01.5"E
UTM
32T 450187 5153558
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

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

  • Circular trail Matte (Oberwald)
  • Rottenweg (Oberwald - Niederwald)
  • Winter crossing of the Grimsel Pass
  • Oberwald - Hotel-Restaurant Rhonequelle
  • Hangweg (Oberwald - Biel)
  • Circular trail Münster airfield
  • Mattenweg (Münster - Reckingen)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
24 m
Descent
24 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Dog-friendly

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