Goms - The home of cross-country skiing

SEASON START LOIPE GOMS - 20 NOVEMBER 2021 - 03 APRIL 2022

Snowshoeing recommended route

Cäsar Ritz-Trail

Snowshoeing · Goms
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  • Fun in powder snow
    / Fun in powder snow
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  • / Enchanting winter
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  • / Authentic mountain village Niederwald
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  • / Mountain village Niederwald in winter dress
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  • / Get informed before your tour at our Tourist Information Office
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  • / Sun-tanned houses in the mountain village of Niederwald
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  • / Mountain village Niederwald
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This sunny snowshoe trail leads from the most original village Niederwald in Goms, the birthplace of the world-famous hotelier Caesar Ritz, steadily ascending through beautiful mountain forest up to the highest village of the Goms, Bellwald.
moderate
Distance 2.9 km
2:00 h
315 m
10 m
This sunny snowshoe trail leads from the most original village Niederwald in Goms, the birthplace of the world-famous hotelier Caesar Ritz, steadily ascending through beautiful mountain forest up to the highest village of the Goms, Bellwald. From Bellwald you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Valaisan four-thousand-metre peaks.

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class.
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Author
David Singh
Update: September 28, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
1,243 m
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Rest Stop

Drei Tannen restaurant.

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

Niederwald, village (1,243 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'657'753E 1'142'955N
DD
46.435452, 8.190083
DMS
46°26'07.6"N 8°11'24.3"E
UTM
32T 437780 5142749
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Destination

Bellwald, village

Turn-by-turn directions

Niederwald, village - Cäsar Ritz Denkmal - Fluracher - Wald - Bellwald village

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Niederwald in 53 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 24 km to Niederwald.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'657'753E 1'142'955N
DD
46.435452, 8.190083
DMS
46°26'07.6"N 8°11'24.3"E
UTM
32T 437780 5142749
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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

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1270 Binntal

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

  • Rotten Trail
  • Stalenkapelle Trail
  • Urschgen Trail
  • Galmihornhütte Trail
  • Oberfäld Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
315 m
Descent
10 m
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I glisten in brilliant white. Sometimes I am icy. Sometimes powdery. My surface reflects the sky’s blue. You can slide over me, kick me and pierce me. You get very close to nature. I make you feel better with every minute. Let me introduce myself: My name is Loipe Goms.

If you are interested in cross-country skiing, you best come to the mountain village Goms. The bottom of the high valley reaches from Niederwald (1251 m above sea level) to Oberwald (1377 m above sea level). Over 100 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails perfectly accessible to public transport thanks to the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN SWITZERLAND FOR PROS AND ENTHUSIASTS

Competitions for young talent, the Goms Ski Marathon Goms (Int. Gommerlauf) as well as FIS events: We offer it all. By the way: Six employees work 24/7 to maintain the cross-country skiing trails in Goms. The snow groomers cover 16’000 kilometres each winter season to guarantee perfect trail preparation.

EXCELLENT ASSISTANCE

Goms can rely on more than 50 years of experience in the field of cross-country skiing. Every sports shop employs professionals. Every cross-country skiing school employs professional instructors. Whether you are a pro yourself or like to enjoy slower paces: The cross-country skiing trails in Goms suit every need.

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