Intact Nature Area

One of "Switzerland's last remaining intact nature areas"!

In 2013, the renowned Swiss consumers magazine "Beobachter" listed the Simplon Region as one of Switzerland last remaining intact natural areas - along with prominent places like the Unesco World Heritage Site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Simplon or the Swiss National Park (the authors specifically mentioned the two valleys Zwischbergental and Laggintal).

"A11 Simplon/Zwischbergental/Nanztal
Rund um den Simplon laden mehrere wenig bevölkerte, wilde Täler und Alpschaften zu ausgedehnten Wanderungen ein. Besonders artenreich und wild sind das Zwischbergental und das Laggintal an der Simplon-Südseite.
Übernachtet werden kann zum Beispiel in SAC-Hütten oder in Simplon-Dorf."
(Beobachter)

SRF bi de Lüt - Wunderland

Im Sommer 2014 war das Schweizer Fernsehen zu Besuch in der Simplon Region. "Viel mehr als nur ein Alpenpass" sei der Simplon, resümiert das SRF. "Wer anstatt über den Pass lieber durch den Simplontunnel fährt, verpasst einiges. Abseits der Passstrasse gibt es atemberaubende Bergkulissen und unberührte Landschaften zu entdecken."
Die Sendung in voller Länge hier:

Quelle: SRF

Wandern in unberührten Talschaften...

Entdecken Sie die Region um den Simplon im Sommer und im Herbst auf einer ausgedehnten Wanderung. Das Hochgebirge am Simplonpass, die bewaldeten Täler und die romantischen Dörfer sind durch unzählige gut unterhaltene Wanderwege erschlossen. Es gibt Touren von verschiedensten Schwierigkeitsgraden, so dass für jeden etwas dabei ist.

 
 
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Kulturweg Landmauer Gamsen

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Follow historic paths to the impressive Gamsen land wall, a monument of national importance from the 14th century.
easy
10.3 km
2:49 h
136 m
136 m

Shortly after leaving Brig, we cross the old village centre of Glis with the magnificent Glis pilgrimage church. The path becomes narrower and soon we reach the cultural landscape of Waldmatten. Our gaze wanders from the village of Gamsen over to the 14th century land wall. Before we reach the land wall on the signposted culture trail, the nature trail in Gamsen shows us the importance of traditional farming elements for the local flora and fauna.

See also

Brig Simplon Tourismus AG

Bahnhofstrasse 2

3900 Brig

Tel.: +41 (0)27 921 60 30

E-Mail: info@brig-simplon.ch

Internet: www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Author’s recommendation

In Brig and Glis several restaurants invite you to take a break.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
765 m
Lowest point
662 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Safety information

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

Tips, hints and links

www.brig-simplon.ch

www.walser-museum.ch

Start

Brig, train station (671 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.318884, 7.988297
DMS
46°19'08.0"N 7°59'17.9"E
UTM
32T 422112 5129976
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Brig - Wallfahrtskirche Brig-Glis - Waldmatte - Landmauer - Gamsen Dorf - Waldmatte - Wallfahrtskirche Brig-Glis - Brig

Shortly after leaving Brig, we cross the old village centre of Glis with the magnificent Glis pilgrimage church. The path becomes narrower and soon we reach the cultural landscape of Waldmatten. Our gaze wanders from the village of Gamsen over to the 14th century land wall. Before we reach the land wall on the signposted culture trail, the nature trail in Gamsen shows us the importance of traditional farming elements for the local flora and fauna.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Brig can be reached easily by train or post bus.

Getting there

By train, post bus or private vehicle to Brig railway station.

Parking

There is a multi-storey car park at the station.

Coordinates

DD
46.318884, 7.988297
DMS
46°19'08.0"N 7°59'17.9"E
UTM
32T 422112 5129976
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Documents are available at the tourist office.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist office.

Equipment

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

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  • Alpenstadt Rundgang
  • Rundweg Brigerberg
  • Wandern im Naturschutzgebiet Achera-Biela
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
2:49h
Ascent
136 m
Descent
136 m
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