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.
- 16,12 km
- 5 hours 10 minutes
- 1520 m
- 1312 m
- start: Oberwald, station
- destination: Reckingen, station
Good to know
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.
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 provides you with valuable information from the region.
- 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
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.
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.
Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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.
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
Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen