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Schallbett - Chapfwald - Rothwald

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  • Wasuseewji Rothwald
    / Wasuseewji Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / QR Code Chapfwald
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  • / Chapfwald Rothwald with a view on Brig and the Glishorn
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Am Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schweizer Familie Feuerstelle Wasenalp
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Schweizer Familie
  • / Ganterwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schutzhaus Napoleon
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Schutzhaus Napoleon
  • / Wasenalp
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  • / Wasensee
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  • / Panorama
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  • / Road to Wasenalp
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  • / Wasensee
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  • / Rothwald
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  • /
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  • / Wasensee
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m 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 1600 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Schutzhaus Napoleon Schallbett Rothwald, Post Hotel Ganterwald
A mountain hike through wonderful forests at the Rothwald between the Simplon and Brig. The hike can be easily reached by post bus. Restaurants are also available.
moderate
Distance 7.9 km
2:30 h
360 m
546 m
From the post bus stop Schallbett you cross the street and climb up to the gallery north of the former restaurant Schallbett. From here follow the well-marked path through the beautiful Chapfwald forest until you reach the highest point "zur Burst" at 2220 m.a.s.l. From here you descend to the valley station of the upper ski lift. Continue on a good path to Bärenfalle. From here it goes directly down to the path that leads through the Doruwaldji to the mountain inn Wasenalp. Now follow the path towards Rothwald, where you reach the post bus stop again.

 

See also:

Brig Simplon Tourismus AG

Bahnhofstrasse 2

3900 Brig

Phone: +41 27 921 60 30

E-mail: info@brig-simplon.ch

Internet: www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Author’s recommendation

The mountain restaurants in Rothwald and Wasenalp invite you to take a break.
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Author
Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,229 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

Further information at www.rothwald.ch and www.brig-simplon.ch

You can find the PostBus timetable here: www.sbb.ch

 

Start

Schallbett, bus stop (1,933 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'853E 1'123'042N
DD
46.257183, 8.046260
DMS
46°15'25.9"N 8°02'46.5"E
UTM
32T 426492 5123065
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Destination

Rothwald, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Schallbett - Chapfwald - Burst - Bärufalle - Wasenalp - Rothwald

 

From the post bus stop Schallbett you cross the street and climb up to the gallery north of the former restaurant Schallbett. From here follow the well-marked path through the beautiful Chapfwald forest until you reach the highest point "zur Burst" at 2220 m.a.s.l. From here you descend to the valley station of the upper ski lift. Continue on a good path to Bärenfalle. From here it goes directly down to the path that leads through the Doruwaldji to the mountain inn Wasenalp. Now follow the path towards Rothwald, where you reach the post bus stop again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can take the Postbus to the Schalbett.

Getting there

By post bus to Rothwald or Schallbett.

Parking

We recommend travelling by post bus.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'853E 1'123'042N
DD
46.257183, 8.046260
DMS
46°15'25.9"N 8°02'46.5"E
UTM
32T 426492 5123065
w3w 
///pacifist.craziest.swanky
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

There is no literature available for the tour.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon tourist offices.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
546 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Linear route

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