Easy Mountain Hike on Lake Lugano
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Spectacular Hike from Sidelen SAC to the Rhône Glacier
This spectacular hike high in the mountains near the Furka Pass in Canton Uri is surprisingly easy to do on wonderfully well-maintained trails ... >>
Hike around the Pfäffikersee
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View from the main road in Blitzingen to the Rhone and up the valley.
Hamlet of Bodmen on the other side of the Rhone from Blitzingen.
Valais village of Blitzingen
Valais village of Blitzingen
View point just below "Hotel Castle", with views all the way to the Furka Pass.
The Gotthard-Matterhorn train (Glacier Express) winds its way along the Rhone River.
Prepared trail at the topmost part of the walk.
Easy descent through the forest on the prepared trail.
Approaching the hamlets of Ammeren and Wiler
Back at the town of Blitzingen.
Blitzingen - Chastebiel - Wiler - Blitzingen
Published/updated on 01.03.2016 by GabrielleMerk | 25831 points | Date of Tour: 21.02.2016
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...
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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).
This winter walk along the Rhone River and the wide open Goms Valley is particularly magical on a sunny day after a fresh snowfall! The trees and the water simply sparkle and... more >>