Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Roundtrail Grathorn

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Challenging ascent to the magnificent Grathorn
difficult
Distance 14.2 km
5:53 h
1,305 m
1,305 m
Our hike begins at the Reckingen train station and leads to the picturesque wooden bridge over the Rotten. Here we follow the hiking signpost in the direction of Mannlibode. On a small road we reach the Blinne, which we cross and follow for a few hundred meters. In a clearing the path branches off to the right and dives with a pleasant ascent into a magnificent coniferous forest.

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
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Highest point
2,672 m
Lowest point
1,312 m
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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 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

Reckingen, station (1,312 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'661'914E 1'146'782N
DD
46.469511, 8.244741
DMS
46°28'10.2"N 8°14'41.1"E
UTM
32T 442015 5146492
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Destination

Reckingen, station

Turn-by-turn directions

Reckingen - Mannlibode - Blinne - Grathorn - Reckingen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Reckingen in 1h 03 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 30 km to Reckingen.

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
2'661'914E 1'146'782N
DD
46.469511, 8.244741
DMS
46°28'10.2"N 8°14'41.1"E
UTM
32T 442015 5146492
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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

  • Tour to the Stockji
  • Tour Blinnenhorn
  • Goms Forrest Trail: Reckingen - Niederwald
  • Over the Galebrunne
  • Galmihornhütte Hiking Tour
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Münster - Bellwald
  • To the small wild romantic Brusee
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
5:53 h
Ascent
1,305 m
Descent
1,305 m
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