Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

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Gommer Forrest-trail Oberwald - Reckingen

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  • / Mountain hike with wonderful views
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  • / Get informed before your tour at our Tourist Information Office
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  • / Mountain village Oberwald
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  • / Mountain village Reckingen
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m 1500 1400 1300 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Pension Zum Lärch Obergesteln Münster Geschinen Reckingen Oberwald Ulrichen
On the southern side of the upper Rhone valley, the trail leads along easy paths and forest trails from Oberwald to Reckingen.
moderate
Distance 16.1 km
5:10 h
458 m
502 m
The section from Oberwald to Reckingen is a comfortable one-day tour of the Gommer Waldweg. The forest provides shade for the hiker, while sunny villages and dreamy hamlets lie below in the valley.

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.
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Updated: November 18, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,520 m
Lowest point
1,312 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ristorante - Pizzeria Al Ponte
Golf Restaurant Source du Rhône

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 (1,365 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'379E 1'153'673N
DD
46.530763, 8.342949
DMS
46°31'50.7"N 8°20'34.6"E
UTM
32T 449611 5153231
w3w 
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Destination

Reckingen, station

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Oberwald train station, then cross the village of the same name and the neighboring hamlet of Unterwassern, and then turn right onto a hiking trail that takes us south. On our way we pass Obergesteln, have a look at Ulrichen and Münster-Geschinen and finally descend to 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 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
2'669'379E 1'153'673N
DD
46.530763, 8.342949
DMS
46°31'50.7"N 8°20'34.6"E
UTM
32T 449611 5153231
w3w 
///hindering.recipient.strain
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

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  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster
  • Over the Alp Lenges to the Furkapass
  • Pathway Rottenweg
  • Via Sbrinz Obergesteln - Riale
  • 9 lake-trail
  • Round hike Grimselpass - Sidelhorn via Jostsee
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
5:10 h
Ascent
458 m
Descent
502 m
Public-transport-friendly Point to Point Scenic

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