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The snow-clad Obergoms

A healthy winter hike through the Goms from Oberwald to Münster

Swiss Nordic Parc Goms

The Goms (= the upper part of the Rhone Valley) is a Walkers' paradise par excellence. No less than 123 well-marked kilometres (77 miles) make up the Goms Swiss Nordic Park, where Nordic Walkers of all ages and standards of performance will find the trail that's right for them.

Under larch trees along the Rhone River

The Rhone Glacier receded 9,000 years ago. Even then, life in Goms is sometimes hard.

The Rhone Glacier receded 9,000 years ago. Even then, life in Goms is sometimes hard. For example, not only was Obergesteln hit by avalanches, it also suffered two fires. Because the houses were not rebuilt with larch wood, Obergesteln is called “the Ticinese village in Valais”.