A protective forest offers protection for people and infrastructure against natural hazards like e.g. avalanches or falling rocks. In Goms the biggest part of forest area is identified as a protective forest. In the course of time the demands towards a protective forest have gone up. Growing infrastructures (train, roads, villages) require an according reduction of natural hazards risks. Protective forests have therefore to be specially cultivated and farmed by forest management.
On 11 signposts you come to know how this is done in Ritziger forest by forestry of Goms. Aside from this you can play back an audio guide with your mobile telephone. In it the forester talks about what has to be observed in doing protection forest management. Besides he demonstrates further exciting details. The theme trail protective forest is integrated in Gommer high altitude trail and can be well hiked as a part of hiking tour Münster-Bellwald.
You need a Smartphone for play-back of audio guide. Download the App of GPS-Track. On the signposts you have to scan the respective QR-Code to start the audio guide.
Create your own tour review
How pleased would you have been to receive tips or advice before a tour or on an area?
Be the first person to write a review of this tour! A review can be created in just 3 minutes — rate a tour and help others.
Places along the route: Natural hazards avalanche - Saber growth - deadwood - special areas - inner forest’s edge - canyons filled with water and wodden snow rakes - woodpecker and ant - forest rejuvenation - dynamic forest - the deer in Ritziger forest - thorn trees.
Key figures for the last 12 months (since Oktober 2015)
List view (without GEO map) of the tour together with other tours
Tour detail views
View of the detailed tour information (e.g. this page)
References to the tour sheet
Mobile look ups
With the GPS-Tracks app for iPhone or Android
Compared with all other Hiking tours in the Wallis region
Tour history (B05972)
First published: Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2016
Last updated: Montag, 19. September 2016
Tour published by: