Mighty three-thousand-meter peaks surround Obergoms, the uppermost valley along the Rhone River. The valley extends from Niederwald to Gletsch, the village at the foot of the Rhone Glacier. The quiet villages of the Obergoms region harbor cultural treasures. Churches and chapels with slender white spires, and also old, sun-blackened wooden houses and barns in the Valaisian style, appeal to the hearts of culture-minded guests. Nature lovers will not want to miss an excursion to the adjacent UNESCO-World Natural Heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch, with the imposing mighty Aletsch Glacier.
You can also discover the region by train, since the Obergoms is located on the famous Glacier Express line that links Zermatt with St. Moritz or Davos. A ride on the nostalgic steam train of the Furka Line also guarantees an unforgettable experience. The Furka railway tunnel with car transfer enables direct access to Goms from Zürich/Central Switzerland all year round. In summer, when the Alpine passes Furka, Nufenen and Grimsel are open, the journey to the Goms region is even more varied. Cozy little hotels and a plethora of holiday apartments welcome visitors with traditional Valaisian hospitality.
In summer, those with a passion for hill-walking will find everything to satisfy their heart's desire in the Obergoms region: there are over 300 km of signposted paths, ranging from mountain walks on glaciers and over mountain passes, to leisurely strolls in the valleys. The special cycle nature trail (26 km long), along with a variety of mountain bike trails, are sure to tempt the whole family to explore the area by bike.
You can get a taste of adventure, too, by going river rafting on the upper stretches of the Rhone, or donkey and llama trekking along narrow mule tracks. An exciting trip on the nostalgic Furka steam railway provides a special kind of spectacle for young and old alike.
In Obergoms cross-country skiers and hikers alike will find ideal conditions and guaranteed snow for an unforgettable winter experience. The upper alpine valley is well-known for its 82 km of outstanding groomed trails.
Simple village pubs, sophisticated restaurants, concerts or a tour through idyllic villages with their burnt-brown chalets all help to make the visitor feel welcome and at home.