640 Rottenloipe
640 Rottenloipe

Cross-country skiing

Rottenloipe

Rottenloipe

Oberwald–Niederwald

Route report
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Rottenloipe

Rottenloipe

The flat terrain of the Rottenloipe runs from Oberwald through to Niederwald, passing through the picturesque high valley of Obergoms and along the young Rhône. The trail is lined with thick protection forests and snowy white peaks.
The landscape here is breathtaking, and because the Goms high valley has an average altitude of 1,300 metres, snow is guaranteed. This varied cross-country ski trail leads from Oberwald to Niederwald, for the most part following the Young Rhône and passing the traditional Goms villages of Obergesteln, Ulrichen and Münster-Geschinen, the district capital.

The route offers a wide variety of scenery, cutting through forests and across broad, open fields, and always following the Young Rhône. The trail is generally very even, making it particularly suitable for the relaxed ski tourer whose priority is enjoying the surrounding landscape. Thanks to its high altitude, though, the trail is also used by professionals as a training course. The backdrop is lined with thick protection forests and snowy white peaks.

Restaurants in the villages along the trail invite you to stop by and enjoy some traditional Valais cuisine.
The flat terrain of the Rottenloipe runs from Oberwald through to Niederwald, passing through the picturesque high valley of Obergoms and along the young Rhône. The trail is lined with thick protection forests and snowy white peaks.
The landscape here is breathtaking, and because the Goms high valley has an average altitude of 1,300 metres, snow is guaranteed. This varied cross-country ski trail leads from Oberwald to Niederwald, for the most part following the Young Rhône and passing the traditional Goms villages of Obergesteln, Ulrichen and Münster-Geschinen, the district capital.

The route offers a wide variety of scenery, cutting through forests and across broad, open fields, and always following the Young Rhône. The trail is generally very even, making it particularly suitable for the relaxed ski tourer whose priority is enjoying the surrounding landscape. Thanks to its high altitude, though, the trail is also used by professionals as a training course. The backdrop is lined with thick protection forests and snowy white peaks.

Restaurants in the villages along the trail invite you to stop by and enjoy some traditional Valais cuisine.
18 km | 1 Stage
120 m | 260 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Oberwald VS, Dorf
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to March.
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Signalization

Signalization
The trail is signposted from all the train stations along the route.

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass, the rental of cross-country ski equipment and changing and shower facilities under:
www.goms.ch
Special tickets
The journey in the Matterhorn Gotthard train between Oberwald and Fiesch is included in the ticket for the cross-country ski trail.
Cross-country ski trails in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Naturpark Binntal.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Niederwald
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Contact

Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 617
3985 Münster
Tel. +41 (0)27 974 68 68
tourismus@goms.ch
www.goms.ch

Services

Accommodation

Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Ulrichen
Hotel Glocke AG
Hotel Glocke AG
Reckingen VS
Hotel Joopi
Hotel Joopi
Reckingen VS
Hotel Restaurant Tenne
Hotel Restaurant Tenne
Gluringen
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Bookable offers

Goms cross-country skiing paradise.
Goms cross-country skiing paradise.
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Places

Oberwald
Oberwald
Obergesteln
Obergesteln
Ulrichen
Ulrichen
Münster VS
Münster VS
Blitzingen
Blitzingen
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Places of interest

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
The organic cheese dairy Goms
The organic cheese dairy Goms
Bikepark Bellwald
Bikepark Bellwald
Pumptrack Bellwald
Pumptrack Bellwald
Binntal Nature Park
Binntal Nature Park
Birthplace of Cäsar Ritz
Birthplace of Cäsar Ritz
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization