Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Via Sbrinz Grimselpass - Obergesteln

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Hiking in the footsteps of the Säumer from the Grimsel Pass to Obergesteln.
moderate
Distance 8.3 km
2:30 h
36 m
847 m
On the old mule track from the Grimsel Pass down into the Rhone Valley to Obergesteln. Again and again you will find places where the old road surface (natural pavement or large covers with stone slabs) is still intact. Today the path is part of the Sbrinz route. The old trade route led from Lucerne via Lake Lucerne, the Haslital up to Grimsel and then down to Obergesteln.

Author’s recommendation

There are various offers and attractions around the Grimsel Pass:
  • Furka Steam Railway
  • Gelmer railway
  • and much more
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Updated: November 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,205 m
Lowest point
1,352 m
Best time of year
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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 report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

www.obergoms.ch

www.grimselwelt.ch

www.sbrinz-route.ch

Start

Grimselpass, Bustation (2,163 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'964E 1'157'116N
DD
46.561769, 8.338062
DMS
46°33'42.4"N 8°20'17.0"E
UTM
32T 449265 5156679
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Destination

Obergesteln Station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the large car park at the hotels on the Bern side of the Grimsel Pass, walk past the Marmeltierpark and then left down to the lake. The path leads along the southwestern shore of the lake to the flat opposite slope. With hardly noticeable gradient the path leads to the highest point (2'205 m.a.s.l.) and from here down into the valley to Obergesteln.

Roadbook

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.

In Oberwald, change to the PostAuto Grimselpass-Linie to the stop Grimsel Passhöhe.

Getting there

 From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40 km to Oberwald. From here you follow route no. 6 for 6 km to the Grimsel pass

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

 

Parking

  • Parking at the Grimsel Pass.
  • Parking is available at Oberwald station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'964E 1'157'116N
DD
46.561769, 8.338062
DMS
46°33'42.4"N 8°20'17.0"E
UTM
32T 449265 5156679
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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

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

  • Round hike Grimselpass - Sidelhorn via Jostsee
  • 9 lake-trail
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Bellwald
  • Gommer Forrest-trail Oberwald - Reckingen
  • Pathway Rottenweg
  • Over the Alp Lenges to the Furkapass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
36 m
Descent
847 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Cultural/historical value Refreshment stops available Point to Point

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