The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
Goms high route
Oberwald - Obergesteln - Ulrichen - Geschinen - Münster - Reckingen - Gluringen - Ritzingen - Biel - Selkingen - Blitzingen - Niederwald - Bellwald
The Goms high route lies between Oberwald and Bellwald along the sunny slope of the Goms. It leads through a fascinating landscape of meadows and forests and offers spectacular views of numerous 4000m peaks. The trail is well maintained and accessible from all the Upper Goms villages thanks to the Matterhorn Gotthard railway which has a stop in each village. There are a number of variations on this tour.
End of tour: Bellwald
How to get there: Mattherhorn Gotthrd Bahn
Return: cable car Fürgangen
Technical requirements: medium
Physical fitness: medium
Distance: 27.8 km
Vertical metres: + 1'686m/ - 1426m
Hiking time: 9h20
Season: from June to October
Restaurants and pubs: Walibach-Hütte
Accomodation: Oberwald, Obergesteln, Ulrichen, Geschinen-Münster, Reckingen, Gluringen, Ritzingen, Biel, Selkingen, Blitzingen, Niederwald und Bellwald