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Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Bellwald

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  • Genusswandern auf dem Gommer Höhenweg
    / Genusswandern auf dem Gommer Höhenweg
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  • Hohle Lärche
    / Hohle Lärche
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  • Bergdorf Ulrichen
    / Bergdorf Ulrichen
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  • Bergdorf Münster
    / Bergdorf Münster
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  • Auf dem Gommer Höhenweg
    / Auf dem Gommer Höhenweg
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  • Buvette z'Guferschmatte
    / Buvette z'Guferschmatte
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  • / Themenweg Schutzwald
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1350 1500 1650 1800 1950 m km 5 10 15 20 25 Parkplatz Bahnhof Hohle Lärche Münster Buvette z'Guferschmatte

Demanding panoramic hiking trail from Oberwald to Bellwald
difficult
28.6 km
9:58 h
1277 m
1081 m
The Gommer Höhenweg promises the highest hiking pleasure on beautiful paths through wonderfully fragrant larch forests and across wide alpine pastures. A breathtaking panorama of the mighty three- and four-thousand-metre peaks of the Valais Alps is guaranteed and the mighty Weisshorn pyramid (4505 m) adorns the horizon. Next to the Gommer Höhenweg via Selkingen is the Wallibachhütte. On the Gadestatt over Obergesteln you can order cholera cooked on wood fire by appointment. Further information: Obergoms Tourismus AG www.obergoms.ch

 

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Höhenweg is also the first hiking trail in Switzerland to be certified with the "Premium Wanderweg" quality seal of the German Hiking Institute.
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Obergoms Tourismus AG

Updated: October 01, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1781 m
Lowest point
1364 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Buvette z'Guferschmatte

Safety information

The use of the 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, 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 provides you with valuable information from the region.

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

Tips, hints and links

Start

Oberwald, Bahnhof (1364 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.530637, 8.343398
UTM
32T 449646 5153217

Destination

Bellwald

Turn-by-turn directions

The Goms high trail leads from Oberwald to Bellwald - along the sunny side of the Goms high valley. The Goms high trail leads through a fascinating landscape with many narrow meadow and forest paths, fragrant forests and offers a magnificent view of several four-thousand-metre peaks. The trail is well developed, as it can be reached from various Goms villages within 20-30 minutes. Thanks to the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway, which stops at almost every village, a variety of tours are possible.

Roadbook

Start

Oberwald, Bahnhof

0 km
Way

Straight ahead on , follow the route 8 km

Straße

8 km
Way

Straight ahead on , follow the route 20.2 km

Straße

DK1016Via Alpina (Roter Weg)

28.3 km

Slight left turn onto , follow the route 118 m

Straße

DK1016Via Alpina (Roter Weg)

28.4 km
Asphalt

Slight right turn onto , follow the route 19 m

Straße

DK1016Via Alpina (Roter Weg)

28.4 km
Way

Slight right turn onto , follow the route 61 m

Straße

DK1016Via Alpina (Roter Weg)

28.5 km

Left turn onto, follow the route 90 m

Straße

DK1016Via Alpina (Roter Weg)

28.5 km
Asphalt

Right turn onto, follow the route 39 m

Straße

Destination
28.6 km km

Bellwald



Public transport

Public transport friendly

  • By train to Oberwald. After the hike from Bellwald by cable car to Fürgangen (Bellwald valley station).
  • By train to Fürgangen (Bellwald valley station), then by cable car to Bellwald. After the hike to Oberwald station.

Getting there

  • By car along the Rhone to Oberwald.
  • By car along the Rhone directly to Bellwald.
  • By car along the Rhone to Fürgangen (Bellwald valley station). Then take the cable car up to Bellwald.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at Oberwald station, in Fürgangen (Bellwald valley station) and in Bellwald. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Landeskarte 1:25'000: Blatt 1250 Ulrichen / Blatt 1269 Aletschgletscher / Blatt 1270 Binntal

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
28.6 km
Duration
9:58 h
Ascent
1277 m
Descent
1081 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip

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