NEW over 100 km cross-country skiing runs on Loipe Goms

Winter Hiking recommended route

Mattenweg (Münster - Reckingen)

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • Winter hiking along picturesque mountain villages
    / Winter hiking along picturesque mountain villages
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Village square in the mountain village of Münster
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Münster with the Galenstock in the background
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Münster from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun during winter hiking
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen with with village part Überrotten
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Walliser Stadel 1617
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The winter hiking trail leads towards the bright sun over the deeply snow-covered meadows between the two mountain villages of Münster and Reckingen. 
easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:45 h
6 m
49 m
As a separate tour or in combination with other sections of the extensive winter hiking trail network in Goms, this tour is considered a special treat for nature lovers. Across the snow-covered mats, you enjoy the vastness of the valley and yet feel safe among the alpine mountain ranges.

The well-prepared trail runs not far from and practically parallel to the cross-country tracks of the Loipe Goms. The Jematten bridge over the young Rhone is used in partnership by both winter hikers and cross-country skiers to cross the flowing water.

A look back is worthwhile. The mountain village of Münster makes a particularly beautiful photo motif from the Matte. The mighty Galenstock towers as a silhouette in the background.

At Überrotten you enter the mountain village of Reckingen. A detour to the magnificent Walliser Stadel, built in 1617, is recommended. The old agricultural building is considered a valuable witness to traditional Valais architectural culture and even serves as a photo spot for the Grand Tour in summer.

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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Update: January 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Münster, Bahnhofstrasse, 1,361 m
Lowest point
Reckingen, Rottenbrücke, 1,312 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Joopi

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

Münster, train station (1,359 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'564E 1'148'577N
DD
46.485499, 8.266456
DMS
46°29'07.8"N 8°15'59.2"E
UTM
32T 443698 5148253
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Destination

Reckingen, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Münster, train station - bridge over Minstigerbach - Matte - Jemattenbrücke - Jematte - Hinnen Issle - Vorderi Issle - Rottenbrücke - Reckingen, train station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Münster in 1h 09 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 33 km to Münster.

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.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Münster. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'564E 1'148'577N
DD
46.485499, 8.266456
DMS
46°29'07.8"N 8°15'59.2"E
UTM
32T 443698 5148253
w3w 
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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: 1250 Ulrichen / 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

  • Circular trail Münster airfield
  • Circular trail Stalen chapel
  • Löwwigadmen circular trail (Reckingen)
  • Circuit trail Ritzinger Feldkapelle
  • Circuit trail Zeit - Bodmen
  • Circular track Chastebiel
  • Hangweg (Oberwald - Biel)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
49 m
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