Hiking tours in the mountain village Goms

Hiking Trail recommended route

Suspension bridge "Bodmer-Brücke"

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  • Suspention bridge Bodmer
    / Suspention bridge Bodmer
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bodmer suspension bridge in the Aegina Valley
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Alte Brücke bei Ladstafel
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bergbach Aegina
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  • / Aeginatal
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  • / Bergdorf Ulrichen
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Windpark Gries
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / View from the Bodmer suspension bridge
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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Small but fine, the Bodmer suspension bridge leads over the wild Aegina in the footsteps of the former Ulrichen mule yard in the direction of Griespass.
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:28 h
577 m
0 m
I wonder how the muleteers with their heavily loaded mules managed to cross the Aegina? On the way from Ulrichen to Ladstafel, Nufenen- or Griesspass nestled in the wild and romantic nature of the Aegina Valley, hikers today find the small but fine suspension bridge for easy crossing of the river. From here, the valley widens and the view opens up into the impressive valley basin, which is crowned by the huge wind turbines of Europe's highest wind farm. The magnificent stone bridge at “Ladstafel” was built in 1761. For the way back we recommend the courses of PostAuto.

Author’s recommendation

  • Suspension bridge Bodmer-Brücke
  • Old stone bridge near Ladstafel
  • Wind park Griespass: The highest wind power plant in Europe
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Ulrichen, Ladstafel, 1,923 m
Lowest point
Ulrichen, Bahnhof, 1,347 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Astoria Ulrichen
Hotel Alpina

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

Start

Ulrichen, station (1,346 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'666'787E 1'150'789N
DD
46.505078, 8.308755
DMS
46°30'18.3"N 8°18'31.5"E
UTM
32T 446964 5150399
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Destination

Ulrichen, Ladstafel

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ulrichen, the trail first leads a short distance along the Nufenen pass road, the summer connection between the canton of Valais and the canton of Ticino. After the first few meters of altitude, the trail leaves the road and winds its way through the narrow valley towards Kitt, where the hiker already comes across the suspension bridge over the Aegina mountain stream. The Aegina is crossed twice up to Ladstafel. Here the hiker decides whether to return to his starting point by post bus or whether to continue his hike to the Nufenen- or Griespass.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Ulrichen in 1h 15 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 37 km to Ulrichen.

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 Ulrichen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'666'787E 1'150'789N
DD
46.505078, 8.308755
DMS
46°30'18.3"N 8°18'31.5"E
UTM
32T 446964 5150399
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

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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  • Round trail Lake Trützi
  • Off to the Brudelhorn
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  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Bellwald
  • Gommer Forrest-trail Oberwald - Reckingen
  • Over the Alp Lenges to the Furkapass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:28 h
Ascent
577 m
Descent
0 m
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