641 Sonnenloipe
641 Sonnenloipe

Cross-country skiing

Sonnenloipe

Sonnenloipe

Obergesteln–Münster

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Sonnenloipe

Sonnenloipe

Valais and its district of Goms are amongst the sunniest places in Switzerland. Cross-country skiers on the right bank of the Rhône enjoy generous quantities of sunshine, which is why the trail from Obergesteln to Münster is called the Sonnenloipe.
On warm winter days, you’ll quite often see cross-country skiers out and about here in their t-shirts. The Sonnenloipe in Obergoms certainly lives up to its name: hugging the right bank of the Rhône, it runs from Obergesteln, through Ulrichen and on to Geschinen without ever leaving the sunny side of the valley. Gentle slopes lead you past restaurants, trail cafés and traditional chalets whose wooden panels have darkened in the Valais sun. Ambitious skiers can carry on from Geschinen to Münster.

The Sonnenloipe can be easily reached via rail. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn stops right next to the trail, both at the starting point in Obergesteln and the finishing point in Geschinen.

The Sun Trail is also part of Loipen Schweiz’s Heart Trails (Herz-Loipe) project. Defibrillators have been installed at Obergesteln and Ulrichen to allow for an immediate response to any incidents on the trail. A far more frequent problem on the trail is, of course, sunburn, so remember to apply plenty of sun cream before heading out!
Valais and its district of Goms are amongst the sunniest places in Switzerland. Cross-country skiers on the right bank of the Rhône enjoy generous quantities of sunshine, which is why the trail from Obergesteln to Münster is called the Sonnenloipe.
On warm winter days, you’ll quite often see cross-country skiers out and about here in their t-shirts. The Sonnenloipe in Obergoms certainly lives up to its name: hugging the right bank of the Rhône, it runs from Obergesteln, through Ulrichen and on to Geschinen without ever leaving the sunny side of the valley. Gentle slopes lead you past restaurants, trail cafés and traditional chalets whose wooden panels have darkened in the Valais sun. Ambitious skiers can carry on from Geschinen to Münster.

The Sonnenloipe can be easily reached via rail. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn stops right next to the trail, both at the starting point in Obergesteln and the finishing point in Geschinen.

The Sun Trail is also part of Loipen Schweiz’s Heart Trails (Herz-Loipe) project. Defibrillators have been installed at Obergesteln and Ulrichen to allow for an immediate response to any incidents on the trail. A far more frequent problem on the trail is, of course, sunburn, so remember to apply plenty of sun cream before heading out!
7 km | 1 Stage
80 m | 40 m
classic+skating | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Obergesteln
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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.obergoms.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.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Münster VS
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Contact

Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
3985 Münster
Tel. +41 (0)27 974 68 68
tourismus@obergoms.ch
www.obergoms.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Ulrichen
Hotel Nufenen
Hotel Nufenen
Ulrichen
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Places

Ulrichen
Ulrichen
Obergesteln
Obergesteln
Münster VS
Münster VS
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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