The section from Reckingen to Niederwald is a comfortable one-day tour of the Gommer Waldweg. The forest provides the hiker with shade from the hot sunrays. Down in the valley lie sunburned villages and dreamy hamlets. Without crossing a road once, the route runs between Reckingen and Niederwald.
- 10,22 km
- 3 hours 25 minutes
- 1470 m
- 1218 m
- start: Reckingen, station
- destination: Niederwald, station
Good to know
Reckingen - Waljini - Sattel - Äbnet - Bodme - Blitzingen - Äbmet - Niederwald
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.
- 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 30 km to Reckingen.
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 Reckingen. Follow the local parking guidance system.
The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Reckingen in 1h 03 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
Wanderkarte Goms, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
Landeskarten 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1270 Binntal