Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Pathway Rottenweg

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  • / Village square Niederwald with statue Caesar Ritz
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  • / Orientation on the hiking tour
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  • / Good hiking preparation is worth it!
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  • / Mountain village Oberwald
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  • / Mountain village Münster in the golden light of autumn
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  • / Idylle im Bergdorf Gluringen
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The Rottenweg leads along the young Rohne through the entire Obergoms from Oberwald to Niederwald.
moderate
Distance 19.7 km
4:56 h
44 m
164 m
The practically flat Rottenweg along the young Rhone is ideal for exploring the Obergoms. Sometimes across wide meadows, sometimes through light forests, the Rottenweg leads from village to village. This cosy hiking trail invites you to get to know the excellent Obergommer gastronomy. Also prams or bicycles are often seen on the Rottenweg. A pleasure trail for young and old, big and small. In each village you can make a detour and return to the starting point by train.

The Rottenweg can be continued as desired until Ernen.

 

Author’s recommendation

The Rottenweg invites you to get to know the excellent Obergommer gastronomy. 
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Author
Dario Imwinkelried
Updated: November 18, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,370 m
Lowest point
1,240 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ristorante - Pizzeria Al Ponte
Golf Restaurant Source du Rhône

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 report https://www.obergoms.ch/summer-report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

Summer report at https://www.obergoms.ch/summer-report

Time table www.sbb.ch

Telephone number of rescue service: 144

Start

Oberwald, station (1,363 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'418E 1'153'665N
DD
46.530688, 8.343455
DMS
46°31'50.5"N 8°20'36.4"E
UTM
32T 449650 5153222
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Destination

Niederwald, station

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the railway station in Oberwald, then you walk through Oberwald. From Oberwald the trail leads along the Rohne through all Obergommer communities to Niederwald railway 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 Oberwald in 1h 23 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 40 km to Oberwald.

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

 

Parking

There are individual parking spaces at the station. You will also find parking spaces at the railway crossing at the entrance to Oberwald village.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'418E 1'153'665N
DD
46.530688, 8.343455
DMS
46°31'50.5"N 8°20'36.4"E
UTM
32T 449650 5153222
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 / 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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.7 km
Duration
4:56 h
Ascent
44 m
Descent
164 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Suitable for strollers Point to Point

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