Hiking in Switzerland – naturally in Goms, the mountain village!

Your feet’s pressure massages me. When you stand still, you admire the alpine surroundings. When you jump around on me, I know you feel joy. When your step is light, it is early morning. When you tread heavily, you have been walking for a while. Your sticks poke and tickle me. I get sad when people leave their trash behind. The tread on your shoes shows your experience. If you keep walking on the spot, you are probably lost. If you make fast progress, you know your way. I am looking forward to accompanying you on every step of the way. I am your hiking trail.

The mountain village Goms is the Eldorado for hikers in Switzerland with its 700 kilometres of marked trails. There is a tour for every need – varying from heights between 1200 and 3000 metres above sea level.

A HIKING TOUR FOR EVERY NEED AND LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

The best-known classics of Goms hiking are the «Gommer Höhenweg», the «Waldweg» and the «Rottenweg». In addition to being a wonderful nature experience, the myriad of theme trails in Goms will teach you a lot about local lore. They are highly recommended for families as well.

HIKING BEYOND THE BORDER

For those who just cannot get enough of hiking, the hidden passes leading into the neighbouring Italy, Ticino, Bern and Uri are a perfect addition to the trails in Goms. If you want to go on an ambitious adventure, take the Four Headwater Trail and hike over the Gotthard massif in stages to pass the four sources of the Rhône, the Rhine, the Reuss and the Ticino.

HIKE AND RAIL

You really do not need your car when travelling to and around Goms. The Gommer Pass issued by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGBahn) allows you to take any train on the route Fiesch-Oberwald. That way, you can start your tour in the valley almost anywhere you like and board a train home later in the day. The postbus (Postauto) will even take you up the passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen – and down again.

CATTLE ON PASTURES

A tolerant cooperation is necessary so that the important work of the farmers can take place and our guests can nevertheless enjoy the wonderful alpine meadows on extended hikes. The following document (german only) with maps of the alpine pastures of the region provides useful information and behavior. You will find further information on the herd protection at the following link:  www.herdenschutzschweiz.ch

  • Wanderung
    The Gommer Höhenweg, first Premium Trail of Switzerland, leads from Oberwald to Bellwald - along the sunny side of high mountain valley Goms.
  • Wanderung
    On hot summer days you might want to hike this perfect pathway, Gommer Waldweg (forest path). In the cooling shadow of trees you hike across sun-drenched Obergoms and listen to the murmur of the wind that moves through the forest. Ideal to let the soul relax. You can choose each stage of the forest ...
  • Wanderung
    Far beyond the valley the alpine pathway leads from Grimsel mountain pass to lake Trützi and from there downwards to Geschinen. Alongside with breath- taking views on the wild and romantic mountain landscape this hike stands out due to its 9 clear mountain lakes! This demanding route can be ...
  • Wanderung
    Alpine circular hike on to a wonderful rewarding summit with view to 4000 metres mountains of Valais and the glaciers of Aare.
  • Wanderung
    A great hike with breath-taking panorama to Rhone glacier, glaciers of Lauteraar- and Finsteraarhorn. This hike is a part of Four Headwaters Trail.
  • Wanderung
    This circular hike offers a matchless sight on the Rhone glacier, to lake Grimsel and across the area of Obergoms. It starts at alpine Furkapass and first a gentle pathway that becomes steeper leads upwards to Tällilücke. A short length still further upwards you reach the Tällistock. Then the ...
  • Wanderung
    The small lake Bru is situated in a secluded part of wild and romantic alpine landscape of Obergoms. After a climbing rich in vertical metres departing from Biel allow yourself an extensive rest at chilly lake Bru before you walk further on along the track. Hiking past the rocky Honeggerhorn you get ...
  • Themenpfad
    On the village square at Baschi-memorial there is a red information pillar. This is the starting point for the cultural route. In a shelf brochures free of charge are laid out. Therein the buildings are described in more details. On these particular buildings (see village map) there is a panel with ...
  • Themenpfad
    Pure leisure - adventure guaranteed!
  • Wanderung
    A leisurely hike through meadows and forest from Obergoms into Unnergoms. The trail leads on a beautifully footpath from Niederwald past the chapel St. Anna to Fürgangen. From here, it is not far to Fiesch.
  • Wanderung
    The Gommer Höhenweg, first Premium Trail of Switzerland, leads from Oberwald to Bellwald - along the sunny side of high mountain valley Goms. As a comfortable one day hike of Gommer Höhenweg the section from Münster to Bellwald can be chosen.
  • Themenpfad
    The trail through the life of «Cäsar Ritz» is a bilingual, self-explanatory theme trail with chronological structure. In about 5 kilometres the hiker gets to know what is interesting and worth knowing about life and work of world famous Gommer hotel genius Cäsar Ritz.
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