Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Hiking Trail recommended route

Via Sbrinz Obergesteln - Riale

Hiking Trail · Goms
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  • / Mountain village Obergesteln in the golden light of autumn
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  • / Windpark Gries
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  • / Mountain village Obergesteln in summer time
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On the way on the historically important mule track on which, among other things, cheese was transported to the south.
difficult
Distance 19.2 km
7:00 h
1,186 m
823 m
This is a historic trading route on which cheese has been transported to the south. The cheese has been very popular for longer boat trips as it is very durable.
Our trail leads from Obergesteln to Riale (Kehrbäch) via 2450 metres high Gries alpine pass. This hike is characterized by varied alpine landscape as well as by history of emigrated Valais people and their relation to the old home country in Goms.
If you want to hike the whole route then a marching time of approx. 7 hours has to be expected. It is possible to shorten the route by taking postbus in direction of Nufenen and then exit Ladstafel. One can save marching time and gradient.
After the alpine pass you pass through a "Mulattiera" (mule track) to valley Morasca and to an artificial lake of the same name. Here the old settlement of Valais people Moraschg lies deep down under the water surface as it had to vanish in modern times. Upon arriving in Riale it can be recommended to hike further out of the valley to famous Tosa waterfalls and who likes to once to marvel at a holy Mary with skis takes a short sidetrip to the chapel.

See also
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
CH-3985 Münster
Tel.: +41 27 974 68 68
Fax: +41 27 974 68 69
E-Mail: tourismus@obergoms.ch
Internet: www.obergoms.ch

Author’s recommendation

If you want to marvel at a Maria on skis, you can make a detour to the chapel in Riale.
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Highest point
2,492 m
Lowest point
Ulrichen, Zum Loch, 1,350 m
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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.

Tips and hints

Start

Obergesteln, station (1,352 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'143E 1'151'762N
DD
46.513694, 8.326558
DMS
46°30'49.3"N 8°19'35.6"E
UTM
32T 448338 5151345
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Destination

Riale

Turn-by-turn directions

Obergesteln - Zum Loch - Aarenäst - Ladstafel - Griessee - Valle del Gries - Lago di Morasco - Riale

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Obergesteln in 1h 17 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 38 km to Obergesteln.

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 village of Obergesteln. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'143E 1'151'762N
DD
46.513694, 8.326558
DMS
46°30'49.3"N 8°19'35.6"E
UTM
32T 448338 5151345
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 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 / 33 Basodino

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

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  • Suspension bridge "Bodmer-Brücke"
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Bellwald
  • Gommer Forrest-trail Oberwald - Reckingen
  • Over the Alp Lenges to the Furkapass
  • Pathway Rottenweg
  • Round trail Lake Trützi
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.2 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,186 m
Descent
823 m
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