The Valais is a hiker’s paradise in winter. Its 1000 kilometres of immaculately prepared winter trails invite hikers to leisurely strolls or athletic climbs in an unparalleled setting. With the winter sun as your companion, you can wander through silent snow-covered forests and over magnificent sunny terraces featuring fantastic views. This is as close as you can get to the high peaks and majestic glaciers of the Valais Alps. A steaming cup of schnapps and coffee or hot chocolate welcomes contented hikers in a snug mountain hut at the end of the day.
The Obergoms dressed in white
Visible from afar, the geography of Goms is highly advantageous especially in the winter months when the sun is low in the sky and countless valleys do not see so much as a single ray of sunshine for weeks at a time. The villages dotting the countryside here are full of typical Valais-style houses. And no matter how small the hamlet, there is always a beautiful church to admire. The vast trail network for hiking and cross-country skiing in this area are a regular hive of activity. Hundreds – sometimes even thousands – of snow lovers come here to enjoy the snow and drink in the crisp, mountain air.
End of tour: Münster railway station
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h 40 min
Length: 9 km