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    Winter Walk from Blitzingen to Chastebiel

    Blitzingen - Chastebiel - Wiler - Blitzingen

    Winter Walk from Blitzingen to Chastebiel

    Blitzingen - Chastebiel - Wiler - Blitzingen

    If you are vacationing in the Goms Valley to enjoy the plentiful winter sun and the ample opportunities for winter walking or cross-country skiing, this short round tour takes you about 200m above the valley bottom for a totally different perspective.

    The walk to the area above Blitzingen called Chastebiel starts at the South end of the village and ascends on a little-used zigzag road to “Hotel Castle”, from where you get a super view across the entire Upper Goms Valley all the way to the Furka Pass.

    Above the hotel, the prepared forest trail heads off Southwest at an easy downward slope to the little hamlets of Ammeren and Wiler. Further on, just above the train station of Niederwald, the trail doubles back and leads back to the town of Blitzingen.

    Back in the village, take advantage of something to drink or eat at the very quaint ‘Taverne zum guten Freund’ on the main road.

    The Gotthard-Matterhorn train that runs the whole length of the valley from Brig to Andermatt stops at several small stations on the way, and if you would like to do some more walking, the prepared winter trail at the valley bottom runs in both directions. (i.e. a 30-minute NE to Biel or SW to Niederwald).


    Published on 01.03.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 21.02.2016
    Published on 01.03.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 21.02.2016

    Route Details

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    Time Required
    2 hours
    6 km
    218 m
    218 m
    Season Start / Season End
    December - March
    Starting Point
    Train Station Blitzingen
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Train Station Blitzingen
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Blitzingen ('Taverne zum guten Freund' on the main street in Blitzingen has a nice local atmosphere)
    Things to Note
    Blitzingen is a 'Stop-on-Request' station on the Gotthard-Matterhorn Line so you need to press the button in the train and in the station.

    Route Description

    00:00 Leave Blitzingen Station

    00:05 Arrive main road; go left a few meters and turn right on the road up the hill. Walk to the tunnel at the dike and continue up the road to the right of the dam (hill)

    00:40 Arrive at just below "Hotel Castle" where you have a great view over the valley to the NE.

    00:55 Arrive at the prepared trail that leaves the paved road. A few meters along the road is a trail marker. Continue toward Wiler. (you cannot miss the prepared trail).

    01:15 Arrive at the trail marker at Wiler. Follow the trail in the direction of Niederwald (don't head down to Blitzingen yet at this junction).

    01:25 Arrive at the corner where the trail doubles back to Blitzingen.

    01:40 Arrive back at the tunnel under the dike. Continue straight on through the village to look at the attractive Valais homes. Stop at the Restaurant before heading back to the train station.

    01:50 Arrive back a the train station.






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