Shop

Handicraft | guided tour

1-Day Gold Rush Adventure

The offer takes place from 4 persons and good weather conditions.

from 89 CHF
  • Gondo
  • from 89 CHF
  • 08:00 h
  • 4 People
  • Registration required

Leave everyday life behind you and immerse yourself in a gold-digging adventure just like in the old days
Find gold yourself for once in your life. We fulfil this dream. We have the right gold panning adventure for young and old. Gold panning in the Zwischbergental is both relaxing and fun. Experienced gold panning instructors will introduce you to the traditional craft of gold panning and provide you with lots of valuable tips.

The adventure begins with a tour of the tunnels, where you will be introduced to the history of gold mining and even have the opportunity to mine ore yourself with a hammer and chisel.
Afterwards you will hike to the "Big Water", the wild stream of the Zwischbergental. Here you can fortify yourself for your big performance with a sumptuous Valais aperitif. Now it's time to put on your wellies, fill your gold panning pan with gravel and off you go panning for gold. Don't worry, your gold panning instructor will be there to lend a helping hand.

When your hands and feet start to get cold (or tired), you can proudly examine your finds. Your gold panning instructor presents you with your well-earned gold digger's certificate as the grand finale.
Exhausted and happy, you leave the wild and romantic Zwischbergental valley in the late afternoon with countless memories. Who knows, maybe you've finally caught gold fever?
 

Detailed programme for 1-day gold rush adventure

Morning
  • Meeting point 09.00 am (with call bus 8.45 am) at the Gold Miners Office, Gondo village square
  • Welcome
  • Drive to the Zwischbergental either by private car or by organised minibus
  • Short hike to the former "Leopold" tunnel, Introduction to the history of the gold rush
  • Extraction of gold-bearing ore with hammer and chisel
  • Hike to the "Big Water" and lunch by the stream
In the afternoon
  • Receive gold panning equipment from the instructor, short introduction to gold panning
  • Gold panning at the "Big Water", support from the gold panning instructor
  • Crowning finale - the gold panning test, receipt of the gold digger certificate
  • Ca. 16.00/16.30 End of the adventure
 

Notes

Bad weather: In the event of bad weather, the programme is subject to change.
Equipment: clothing suitable for the weather, hiking boots, sun protection, sun cream, snacks and drinks
Suitable for: children aged 6 and over and adults
Payment: in advance by credit card
Date: mid-May - mid-October on Wednesdays and Sundays

Contact details
Simplon Tourismus
Alter Gasthof 12
3907 Simplon
Mobile: +41 27 921 60 30

www.goldwaschen-gondo.ch

All dates

  • Sunday, 16.06.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 19.06.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 23.06.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 26.06.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 30.06.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 03.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 07.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 10.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 14.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 17.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 21.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 24.07.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 04.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 07.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 11.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 14.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 18.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 21.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 25.08.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 01.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 04.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 08.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 11.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 15.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 18.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 22.09.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 02.10.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 06.10.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 09.10.2024
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 13.10.2024
    09:00 - 16:30

Here the offer takes place

3907 Gondo
Schweiz

Good to know

Next steps

It appears that you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser to access our site.

For practical and security reasons, we recommend that you use a current web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Edge. Internet Explorer does not always display the complete content of our website and does not offer all the necessary functions.