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Trainingsloipe Grafschaft

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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  • Loipe Goms
    / Loipe Goms
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  • Comfortable sunbathing in the Gadebar / Olympia sport in Blitzingen, Bodmen
    / Comfortable sunbathing in the Gadebar / Olympia sport in Blitzingen, Bodmen
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Hamlet Zeit near Selkingen
    / Hamlet Zeit near Selkingen
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
Map / Trainingsloipe Grafschaft
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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, Perinteinen
difficult
3.3 km
0:58 h
80 m
125 m
Between Ritzingen and Blitzingen, a band of over three kilometres runs through the snow-covered mountain landscape. An ideal cross-country ski run to get into shape. In addition to the Grafschaft training track, the Oberwald-Obergesteln and Rhonequelle training  runs also belong to the 90 km long network of 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 recreation. This is especially true for the Trainingloipe Grafschaft. Its altitude profile resembles a real ascent and descent.

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

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.

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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Ritzingen, Ritzibach, 1329 m
Lowest point
Blitzingen, Bodmen, 1243 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Olympia Sport / Gade Bar

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

Ritzingen, Ritzibrücke (1288 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.455288, 8.226399
UTM
32T 440591 5144925

Destination

Blitzingen, Bodmen

Turn-by-turn directions

Ritzingen, Ritzibrücke - Ritzimatte - Gufer - Sächshischere - Zeit - Blitzingen, Bodmen

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Biel VS in 58 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 27.3 km 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 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 Biel VS. 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, Perinteinen
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
0:58 h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
125 m
Public transport friendly Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto In and out Scenic

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