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. As a comfortable one day hike of Gommer Höhenweg the section from Oberwald to Münster can be chosen.
  • 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
    A protective forest offers protection for people and infrastructure against natural hazards like e.g. avalanches or falling rocks. In Goms the biggest part of forest area is identified as a protective forest. In the course of time the demands towards a protective forest have gone up. Growing ...
  • Wanderung
    The Furka Höhenweg (Swiss Regional Route Nr. 51) leads in two stages of Andermatt over the Furka pass to Oberwald. The stage Andermatt - Furka pass leads past the rocky south-eastern slopes of Urserental and grants keen sights to Hospental and Realp and the historic Furka steam train. Alpine ...
  • 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
    Flowered natural meadows, bright larch forest and alpine flora rich in species accompany you on the way to unique Münstiger sun terrace. The hospitality of mountain hut Galmihorn and 360° broad panorama reimburse you for the effort of climbing up. The wilde and romantic Bächi valley welcomes ...
  • Wanderung
    This is a historic trading route on which cheese has been transported to the south. The cheese has been very popular for longer boat trips as it is very durable.
  • Wanderung
    As convenient one day hike of Gommer Waldweg (forest path) there would be the section from Oberwald to Reckingen. The forest gives shadow and protects the hiker from hot sun rays. Down in the valley sunburnt villages and dreamy hamlets are located.
  • Wanderung
    You like to hike across the Galebrunne? Please explain The local people describes Galebrunne as the alp that, after an immense rock fall, sits highly enthroned above the talus of Ritzingerfeld. Like from an eyrie you enjoy a gorgeous sight into the beginning of Rhone valley at your feet and across ...
  • 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.
  • Wanderung
    You feel like hiking apart from beaten pathways? Then set off for discovering beautiful Stockji-peak! Enormous scenic pleasurable experience as well as a stunning far view on mountains and valleys are guaranteed for you!
  • 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.
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