The hanging bridge, ‘Goms Bridge’, spans the Lammaschlucht gorge and the young river Rhone at a height of 92 metres. It is 280 metres long and was opened in 2015 to replace the path through the gorge itself, which had become dangerous due to frequent landslides. The bridge is open all year round and is supported by three steel ropes and a footway made of local larch wood.
From Mühlebach the path climbs gently up the Mosshubel hill, also known as the ‘Gallows’ hill. The gallows are on the western crest and in 1764 the last men to be condemned by the magistrates of Zendens Goms were executed here.
On the track from Mosshubel to Ernen you get a great view of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway’s line and perhaps you will be lucky enough to see the famous Glacier Express train running along it. During the summer months four trains run in each direction and all of them must manage the line that goes through the Goms.
There is a children’s playground near the village square in Ernen where the kids will love to spend some time. From Ernen the track continues over meadows towards the beginning of Fiesch. Depending on the time of year you could see goats, sheep or the famous Herens cattle on the fields.
Rest stopsWirtschaftt St.Georg
Café Amy's Schafstube
Café Bed&Breakfast Hängebrigga
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
- Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
- Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Close gates after passing through.
- Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
Tips and hints
Are you travelling to the Aletsch region / Goms region by public transport? If you are travelling by public transport for several days, it is worth using the Adventure Card. This gives you 2-5 days of free travel on a large train and post bus network as well as discounts on mountain railways.
Getting thereThe hike is a route tour with different start and end points. We therefore recommend travelling by public transport. The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway runs hourly between Brig and Fürgangen.
ParkingSince there are only a few parking spaces near the suspension bridge in Fürgangen, we recommend travelling by public transport.
Book recommendation by the author
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Book recommendations for this region:
- good footwear
- clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
- hat or cap
- bottle for water
- binoculars (optional)
- hiking poles (optional)
- printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, to download)
- 8 Waypoints
- 8 Waypoints