Road bike tours in the mountain village Goms

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Biking pleasure on Rottenweg trail

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  • Bridge over the young Rhone
    / Bridge over the young Rhone
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / On the National Rhone Route No. 1
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Discover Goms mountain villages by bike
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Cycling routes for families
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  • / Cycle path over flowering mountain meadows
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain bike and train form an excellent tandem in the Goms valley
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Stimmungsvolle Bergwelt
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The more or less even trail Rottenweg, alongside young Rhone river is perfect to explore the Goms.
easy
Distance 25 km
2:00 h
115 m
280 m
The more or less even trail Rottenweg, alongside young Rhone river is perfect to explore the Goms. At one point across wide meadows, at another point through sparse forest the Rottenweg trail leads from village to village. This comfortable biking trail therefore really invites to discover the excellent gastronomy of Obergoms area. Also hikers or buggies are often seen on Rottenweg trail. A pleasureble trail for young and old, junior and senior alike.


Author’s recommendation

The Rottenweg trail can be extended until Fiesch or on Rhone route No. 1 until Brig, at one's convenience.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,376 m
Lowest point
1,196 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Grillrestaurant Baschi
Hotel Restaurant Catering Tenne
Ristorante - Pizzeria Al Ponte
Golf Restaurant Source du Rhône

Safety information

The use of the bike paths 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. During your tour it is advisable to use only marked paths and roads. Respect the rules of Swiss road traffic and follow all signs and instructions - 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, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer sports report www.obergoms.ch/summer-report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

 Summer report at www.obergoms.ch/summer-report

Time table www.sbb.ch

Telephone number of rescue service: 144

Start

Oberwald, station (1,366 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'358E 1'153'679N
DD
46.530819, 8.342672
DMS
46°31'50.9"N 8°20'33.6"E
UTM
32T 449590 5153237
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Destination

Oberwald, station

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Obergesteln - Ulrichen - Geschinen - Münster - Reckingen - Gluringen - Ritzingen - Biel - Selkingen - Blitzingen - Niederwald - Steinhaus - Mühlebach - Ernen

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 and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40 km to Oberwald.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka

www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

Public 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
2'669'358E 1'153'679N
DD
46.530819, 8.342672
DMS
46°31'50.9"N 8°20'33.6"E
UTM
32T 449590 5153237
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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 and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1270 Binntal

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Technically flawless bike or bicycle with bell
  • Bicycle helmet and gloves
  • 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

  • Valais Cycling Tour: Oberwald - Brig (stage 4)
  • Furka Pass – Legendary Mountain Passes
  • Grimsel - Legendary Mountain Passes
  • Nufenen - Legendary Mountain Passes
  • Rhone Route
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
25 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
115 m
Descent
280 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Linear route

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