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Hiking holidays Gommer und Furka Höhenweg

Hiking: Gommer und Furka Höhenweg

Premium Hiking Tours in Valais


The Goms High Trail is the only route in Switzerland to have been designated a “Premium Hiking Trail” by the German Hiking Institute. This award is well deserved – this high-altitude trail truly is in a league of its own! Panoramic paths lead you past sun-drenched Valais villages and dreamy alpine pastures on your way to Oberwald. After this rather leisurely hike, an adventure of rock and ice awaits you on the Furka High Trail, taking you past the Rhône Glacier and into the mountain world of the Gotthard massif. After an action-packed day’s hike, you cross the Urseren Valley and reach the mountain village of Andermatt.  

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Brig. The mountain village of Bellwald is the starting point for your Goms High Trail hiking tour, which takes you along the sunny side of the Goms high valley. Today’s stage features constant ups and downs and finishes with a descent to the lovely village of Reckingen. 

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 13 km
715 m
915 m

Countless little mountain streams nearby feed the Rhône, known by the locals as “Rotten” in their dialect. Be prepared for a climb or two today as you encounter the ravines these streams have carved into the rock over the course of the centuries. Wonderful views of the historic mountain villages down in the valley, with their beautiful Valais houses, await you. 

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 18 km
900 m
870 m

The Furka High Trail first takes you up to Gletsch, the road snaking its way up countless hairpin bends to the Grimsel Pass. You’ll then continue over the Furka Pass and hike to the village of Tiefenbach, possibly with a visit to the nearby Rhône Glacier along the way. This stage is a little harder than the rest, so you can shorten it by using public transport if you wish. 

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 17 km
1'470 m
725 m

Today begins with a leisurely hike along the rocky south-east slopes of the Furka High Trail, above the Urseren Valley, with views down to Realp and Hospental, the pass road and the historic Furka steam railway. Along the way, the beauty of the local lakes, alpine flora, mountain streams and wild rocky peaks unfold before you. Your arrival in in Andermatt concludes this hiking tour. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 15.5 km
540 m
1'225 m

Tour character

The constant ups and downs on the Goms High Trail and the tough ascent to the Furka Pass require a good level of basic fitness. The paths are well maintained and easy to walk on, but a sure foot is still necessary.  

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bellwald
  Season 1
31.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Anreise täglich
Season 2
29.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Anreise täglich
Gommer und Furka Höhenweg, 4 Tage, CH-WSWBA-04X
Base price
709.-
735.-
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer 115.- 115.-

Category: mid-range hotels

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Anreise täglich
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Anreise täglich
Gommer und Furka Höhenweg, 4 Tage, CH-WSWBA-04X
Base price
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer
709.-
115.-
735.-
115.-

Category: mid-range hotels

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Bellwald
Double room p. P.
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer
Andermatt
Double room p. P.
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer
105.-
40.-
109.-
90.-
105.-
40.-
109.-
90.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Bellwald
  Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Anreise täglich
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Anreise täglich
Bellwald
Double room p. P. 105.- 105.-
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer 40.- 40.-
Andermatt
Double room p. P. 109.- 109.-
Zuschlag Einzelzimmer 90.- 90.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  •  Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast
  •  Daily luggage transfer
  •  Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival)
  •  Subsidy for arrival by train
  •  Carefully elaborated route description
  •  Travel documents (1 x per room)
  •  Navigation app and GPS data available
  •  SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year
  •  Service hotline

Note:

  • The railway and cable car rides from Brig to Bellwald are not included in the tour price and will cost approx. CHF 30 (with Swiss Halbtax card) 
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival in Brig by public transport. Luggage drop-off at the luggage counter by 10am at the latest.  
  • Departure from Andermatt by public transport. Luggage collection at the luggage counter by 5pm at the latest.   
Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app. On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Ellen B. DE | 09.09.2021
Wunderschöne Bergwelt
Die Übernachtung im Hotel in Reckingen ist ein absolutes Highlight auf der Strecke
5 stars
Christine D. CH | 18.07.2021
Gommer- und Furkahöhenweg ab Bellwald
In diesem, bisher sehr regenreichen Sommer, starteten wir den Gommerhöhenweg bei schönstem Wetter. Den Höhenweg fanden wir abwechslungsreich mit schönen Ausblicken. Die Flora, immer noch im Bergfrühling, sehr schön. Um einem Murgang in Oberwald auszuweichen, wählten wir von Reckingen nach Oberwald den schönen Waldweg auf der anderen Talseite. Der Hotelmanager hatte uns diesen als gute Alternative empfohlen. Die Strecke von Oberwald über den Furkapass nach Tiefenbach ist sehr abwechslungsreich aber auch mit zwei sehr anstrengenden steilen Aufstiegen. Den Bus für einen Teil der Strecke zu nehmen, ist sicher eine Alternative aber wir wollten uns den ganzen Weg auf eigenen Füssen "verdienen". Der zweite Tag fiel leider buchstäblich ins Wasser weil es ununterbrochen regnete. Wegen dem angesagten Dauerregen, wurde vom Wandern abgeraten und wir fuhren mit dem Chauffeur und unserem Gepäck nach Andermatt. Dies gerade noch rechtzeitig bevor die Passstrasse zum Furka geschlossen wurde. Eindrücklich waren die Wassermassen, die ins Tal flossen. Überall hatte es spontan Bäche gegeben die über die Strasse flossen. Wir möchten unbedingt den verpassten Teil bei besseren Wetterbedingungnen nachholen.
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Noch eine kleine Anekdote, da Sie von den Wassermassen erzählt haben. Unser Fahrer musste an diesem Tag noch mal zurück, um Koffer von Andermatt ins Wallis zu bringen. Auf dem Rückweg ist er nicht mehr durchgekommen und fuhr letzten Endes via Domodossola und Centovalli nach Hause. Die Gäste, für die er die Koffer geliefert hatte, steckten wiederum in Realp fest und warteten darauf, dass der Pass wieder aufgeht. Das war der mit Abstand der verrückteste Tag des Jahres…

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