Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster

A high-level trail of the extra class. On the sunny side of the young Rhone valley you will discover the mountain valley Goms on well-prepared forest and meadow paths. 

As a comfortable one day hike of Gommer highroute the section from Oberwald to Münster can be chosen. Flowers that one only can see in books line the pathway. Down in the valley villages sunburnt houses and dreamy hamlets are located.  The trail runs along the sunny side of the mountain valley.

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Gommer mountain trail - Bellwald - Oberwald option

The mountain trail of Goms is the only trail in Switzerland that has been awarded the title of "Prem...
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Valais premium hiking trails

The mountain trail of Goms is the only trail in Switzerland that has been awarded the title of "Premium trail" by the German Hiking Association. This trial deserves the title because Goms offers you a high class trail. Panoramic paths lead you past sun-baked Valais villages and picturesque Alps to Oberwald. This rather comfortable trial is followed by an adventure of rock and ice. The Furka mountain trail takes you past the Rhone Glacier in the Gotthard mountains. You cross the Urserental and reach the mountain village of Andermatt after some eventful days.


Day 1: Arrival to Bellwald

Day 2: Bellwald – Reckingen

In the mountain village Bellwald, you start your hike at the Goms mountain trial that takes you along the sunny side of the upper valley of Goms. Characterised by uphill and downhill paths, it ends with a descent to the village of Reckingen.

Details: approx. 13 kilometer, ↑ 715 m ↓ 915 m, Length: 4.5 h

Day 3: Reckingen – Oberwald | Departure

Many small mountain streams feed the Rhone, which is still called "Rotten" in Goms. The ravines carved by these rivers over the centuries, provide one or the other incline today. Historic mountain villages with wonderful Valais houses greet you from the valley below.

Details: approx. 18 kilometer, ↑ 900 m ↓ 870 m, Length: 5.5 h

Tour character

The constant ups and downs along the Gommer mountain trail require good basic fitness. The paths are well developed and easy to walk on - sure-footedness is nevertheless necessary.


  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast

  • Daily Luggage transfers

  • Carefully elaborated route

  • Detailled tavel documents (1x per room)

  • GPS data available

  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Railway & cable car from Brig to Bellwald not included in the tour price Approx. CHF 30 with half-fare card

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

Possibility of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):

  • Bellwald: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 35.-

  • Oberwald: CHF 75.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%

  • 28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%

  • 14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%

  • 07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%

  • 0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

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Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, station - Oberwald, Dorf - Jostbach - Abzweigung Grimselweg - Gadestatt - Nessel - Bine - Löuwene -  Münstigerbach - Münster, station

Start: Oberwald, station (1366 m)
Destination: Münster, Station (1359 m)

Author's recommendation

At the Gadestatt über Obergesteln you can order cholera cooked on wood fire by appointment.

Further information under www.goms.ch


Technical information

  • Altitude

    1732 m 1359 m

  • Ascent

    549 m

  • Descent

    545 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

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.


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.


Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.


We recommend:

  • 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

Safety information

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.


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