Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Hiking Trail recommended route

Over the Alp Lenges to the Furkapass

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  • View from the Furka Pass towards Gletsch
    / View from the Furka Pass towards Gletsch
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  • / Sunrise on the Grimsel Pass with view of the Rhone Glacier and Furka Pass
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  • / Rhonegletscher von unten
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  • / Mountain village Oberwald
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  • / Good hiking preparation is worth it!
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  • / Mountain panorama from the Furka Pass
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Beautiful hike from Oberwald over the Alp Lenges to the Furka Pass.
difficult
Distance 12.7 km
5:00 h
1,182 m
123 m
The beautiful hike to the Furka Pass starts in Oberwald. Passing the mountain village of Gere, which was once independent and even had its own jurisdiction, you finally reach the alp Lenges, where Oberwald's cattle summer. From the long ridge Bidmer you enjoy a magnificent mountain panorama with the Rhone Glacier and its extensive valley. The path then leads you leisurely through the galleries of the Hirschplatten to the Furka Pass.

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
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,519 m
Lowest point
1,364 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Furka Oberwald
Ristorante - Pizzeria Al Ponte

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
2'669'414E 1'153'658N
DD
46.530618, 8.343401
DMS
46°31'50.2"N 8°20'36.2"E
UTM
32T 449646 5153215
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Destination

Furkapass, Pass height

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Bergdorf Gere - Alp Lenges - Bidmer - Furka Passheight

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'414E 1'153'658N
DD
46.530618, 8.343401
DMS
46°31'50.2"N 8°20'36.2"E
UTM
32T 449646 5153215
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 / 1231 Urseren

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
difficult
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,182 m
Descent
123 m
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