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3 passes Hike / Simplon- Bistinen- and Gebidempass

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  • / Unterhalb des Bistinenpasses im Nanztal
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Herberge Hospiz Simplon Gibidumsee Glis, Tennisplatz Hotel Monte Leone Gibidumpass Gamsen, Explosifs Brig
This mountain hike takes you over three passes. You hike from the Simplonpass to the Bistinenpass and over the Gebidempass to Visperterminen and back to the alpine town Brig.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 32.3 km
9:00 h
909 m
2,240 m

It is a scenically very beautiful, but as far as the required fitness is concerned, not to be underestimated mountain hike. It leads through the largely untouched Nanztal, over old alpine landscapes and along water pipes (suonen). The landscape is very varied, the nature intact and the hike worthwhile.

Except for the Gebidempass, the hike leads along well maintained and signposted hiking trails. On the Gebidempass you take the path that leads under the TV station on the left. After this path runs almost flat for about 2.5 km, it drops quite steeply up to the Rohrberg. There you hike on the corridor road to Gamsen and on to your destination in Brig.

Hints:

The hike does not have an all-too-large gradient, but is relatively long and ends with a descent of 1800 metres. A good physical condition is therefore a prerequisite for enjoying this tour.

More information

Author’s recommendation

Back in the alpine town Brig you have earned your evening and can relax in the old town and enjoy the sun.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,483 m
Lowest point
672 m
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Rest Stop

Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz post bus stop (2,002 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'707E 1'122'279N
DD
46.250393, 8.031329
DMS
46°15'01.4"N 8°01'52.8"E
UTM
32T 425332 5122324
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplonpass Kulm - Blatten - Bistinenpass - Obers Fülmoos - Gebidempass - Wyssi Flüe - Rohrberg - Gamsen - Brig

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Simplonpass can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

By post bus to the Simplonpass.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplonpass and in Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'707E 1'122'279N
DD
46.250393, 8.031329
DMS
46°15'01.4"N 8°01'52.8"E
UTM
32T 425332 5122324
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
32.3 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
909 m
Descent
2,240 m
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