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Tour of the village Gamsen

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Village tour past traditional stables, houses and the country wall in Gamsen.
easy
Distance 1.6 km
0:30 h
29 m
30 m
This village walk is marked by blue walking arrows showing a lizard. The village tour begins at the St. Sebastian Chapel. The path then leads through Aspengasse to old stables and houses. The most exciting buildings are described in detail. The village tour leads past the oldest residential house and the country wall of Gamsen.  The path leads along the " Alte Landstrasse" (old country road) back to the chapel. There are several post stops on that street.

Author’s recommendation

Enter the delightful chapel of St. Sebastian. 
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Empfang Brig Simplon Tourismus
Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
693 m
Lowest point
663 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Chapel of St. Sebastian, Gamsen (664 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'639'797E 1'128'336N
DD
46.305254, 7.955209
DMS
46°18'18.9"N 7°57'18.8"E
UTM
32T 419545 5128494
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Destination

Chapel of St. Sebastian, Gamsen

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the chapel of St. Sebastian - past old stables and houses of Gamsen - to the old country wall - back along the street "alte Landstrasse"

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gamsen can be easily reached in a few minutes by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle from Brig to Gamsen.

Parking

There are a few parking spaces available in Gamsen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'639'797E 1'128'336N
DD
46.305254, 7.955209
DMS
46°18'18.9"N 7°57'18.8"E
UTM
32T 419545 5128494
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking and panorama maps are available at the tourist office in Brig and Simplon.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable.

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
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
29 m
Descent
30 m
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