After the avalanche winter of 1970, an earth wall was built behind the hamlet to protect Reckingen from avalanches. A monument on the village square, which lies opposite the entrance to this tour, still commemorates the devastating natural disaster of the Bächital avalanche.
The prepared snow trail can be combined with other winter hiking trails in the extensive winter hiking trail network of the Goms.
Rest stopsHotel Restaurant Joopi
Hotel Restaurant Blinnenhorn
Safety informationThe use of the winter hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.
Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.
Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.
Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.
Tips and hints
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 30 km to Reckingen.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka .
The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.
ParkingPublic parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Reckingen. Follow the local parking guidance system.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- Good footwear and walking sticks
- Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
- Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies
- 5 Waypoints
- 5 Waypoints