Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Gommer Höhenweg: Münster - Bellwald

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  • Wandern entlang des Gommer Höhenwegs
    / Wandern entlang des Gommer Höhenwegs
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Gommer Höhenweg
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  • / Entspannen am Gommer Höhenweg
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Wandern entlang eines Stadels
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  • / Aussicht vom Gommer Höhenweg
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  • / Bergwelt in rosa Blütenpracht
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Ein- und Ausstiegsmöglichkeiten in allen Gommer Bergdörfern
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-ND, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Wandern durch den geschützten Wald
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-SA, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Wandern in den schützenden Wald
    Photo: Daniel Loosli, CC BY-SA, Schweiz Tourismus
  • / Orientation on the hiking tour
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Good hiking preparation is worth it!
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Discover the Obergoms with its many beautiful forest and meadow paths and its wonderfully fragrant larch forests. This hiking trail promises highest hiking pleasure.
moderate
Distance 18.8 km
6:00 h
878 m
694 m
High above the valley, the 27 km long Goms High Altitude Trail leads through the fascinating and authentic natural and cultural landscape of the Goms. The path leads along beautiful paths through wonderful fragrant larch forests and across wide alpine meadows.

The pleasant section from Münster to Bellwald is a comfortable one-day tour of the Gommer Höhenweg. Flowers, which you normally only see in botany books, line the varied path through the young Rhone valley. Down in the valley there are villages and dreamy hamlets with their typical sun-browned wooden houses. Several four-thousand-metre peaks, including the striking pyramid of the Weisshorn (4505m), line the horizon.

The hike can also be undertaken in the opposite direction.

Package «Gommer Höhenweg»

Author’s recommendation

High above Reckingen is the cosy hut z'Guferschmatte. The food and drink menu is small, simple and of course adjusted to real Gommer products. 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Guferschmatte, 1,789 m
Lowest point
Münster, train station, 1,359 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Buvette z'Guferschmatte

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 provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

Start

Münster, station (1,359 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'564E 1'148'577N
DD
46.485502, 8.266460
DMS
46°29'07.8"N 8°15'59.3"E
UTM
32T 443699 5148253
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Destination

Bellwald, cable car station Bellwald-Fürgangen

Turn-by-turn directions

The Gommer Höhenweg leads from Münster to Bellwald - along the sunny side of the Goms high valley. The Goms high trail leads through a fascinating landscape with many narrow meadow and forest paths, fragrant forests and offers a magnificent view of several four-thousand-metre peaks. The trail is well developed, as it can be reached from various Goms villages within 20-30 minutes. Thanks to the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway, which stops at almost every village, a variety of tours are possible.

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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 Münster in 1h 10 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.

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
46.485502, 8.266460
DMS
46°29'07.8"N 8°15'59.3"E
UTM
32T 443699 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 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

  • Galmihornhütte Hiking Tour
  • Off to the Brudelhorn
  • Round trail Lake Trützi
  • Roundtrail Grathorn
  • Tour to the Stockji
  • Tour Blinnenhorn
  • Goms Forrest Trail: Reckingen - Niederwald
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.8 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
878 m
Descent
694 m
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