Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Hiking Trail recommended route

Over the Galebrunne

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Hike with wonderful views into the young Rhone valley at your feet and over the long southern mountain range.
moderate
Distance 11 km
4:30 h
955 m
973 m
Over the Galebrunnen you want to go? Tell me... The Goms call the Galebrunne the alp, which is high above the debris cone of the Ritzingerfeld after a huge landslide. As if from an eagle's nest, from up there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the young Rhone valley at your feet and over the long southern mountain range that lines the Goms and connects Switzerland with Italy.

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
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
2,265 m
Lowest point
1,283 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Catering Tenne
Hotel Restaurant Gommerhof

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

Gluringen, station (1,304 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'661'095E 1'146'029N
DD
46.462811, 8.233973
DMS
46°27'46.1"N 8°14'02.3"E
UTM
32T 441181 5145756
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Destination

Biel, station

Turn-by-turn directions

Gluringen - Bine - Ritzigerstafel - Gallebrunne - Obere Stafel - Biel

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. 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 29 km to Gluringen.

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 Gluringen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'661'095E 1'146'029N
DD
46.462811, 8.233973
DMS
46°27'46.1"N 8°14'02.3"E
UTM
32T 441181 5145756
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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

Similar routes nearby

  • Goms Forrest Trail: Reckingen - Niederwald
  • Tour Blinnenhorn
  • Tour to the Stockji
  • Roundtrail Grathorn
  • To the small wild romantic Brusee
  • Galmihornhütte Hiking Tour
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Münster - Bellwald
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
955 m
Descent
973 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Insider tip Point to Point

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