This snowshoe trail, which is classified as light but extremely beautiful, leads through alluvial forests along the young Rhone and over open meadows. A wonderful winter landscape is the constant companion on this tour. Next to the snowshoe trail you will find numerous old stables and on the highest point you also have an excellent view of the Galenstock.
- 4,31 km
- 2 hours
- 101 m
- 101 m
- start: Blitzingen, Railway station
- destination: Blitzingen, Station
Good to know
From Blitzingen station you walk along the Rhone to Biel. In Biel you then cross the Rhone and walk up a small slope to the south. From there you walk on a hill in the direction of Blitzingen. Before arriving in Blitzingen, however, you cross the small village of Bodmen.
The use of the winter 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, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.
Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports 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
After the tour you can refresh yourself in the Gadä-Bar.
From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) to Blitzingen.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.
You will find a public car park entrance village (westbound), the other one in Bodmen.
The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Blitzingen in 1h 09 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, at the sales points of the Loipe Goms as well as in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
- Winter map of Obergoms with cross country trail plan
- Holiday companion
Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1270 Binntal
Blitzingen, Railway station