On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
The first part of the tour resembles a high-level hike starting from the Grimsel pass summit. Past the legendary "Totesee", the path leads to the idyllic "Jostsee". From here the route heads uphill towards "Triebtenseelicke", which forms the cantonal border with Bern.
The "Sidelhorn" is a remarkable accumulation of boulder rubble. From "Triebtenseelike", the well-marked trail therefore leads over countless piles of boulders to the summit cross. The ascent is rewarded by a stunning alpine panorama.
After an invigorating rest, the first part of the descent leads again over large boulders, then on the ridge of the cantonal border. After the Husegg hut we enjoy a good view of the hustle and bustle of the Grimsel pass. In summer a popular starting point for hikers, but also for motorized excursionists and ambitious cyclists.
Safety informationThe 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 report provides you with valuable information from the region.
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Gletsch. From here you follow route no. 6 for 6 km to the Grimsel pass.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka.
ParkingPublic parking spaces are availableon the Grimsel pass. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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- 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