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.

 
 
Hiking Trail recommended route

Brig - Grindji - Ried-Brig - Brig

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  • Blick ins Grinji
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  • / Napoleonsbrücke
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  • / Napoleonsbrücke
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  • / Restaurant zer Mili
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  • / Restaurant Simplon va hie
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  • / Garten Simplon va hie
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  • / Photo spot at the Stockalper Palace
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The "Grindji" is a popular recreation area for the people of Brig-Glis. During the summer months, the many sandbanks on the banks of the river offer the best places to rest.
open
easy
Distance 7.4 km
2:00 h
283 m
275 m

From Brig you walk along the Saltina - past the Geschina open-air swimming pool and the large camping site - to the Saltina bridge. A stone road leads along the river to the Grindji power station. The only strenuous stretch is the steep ascent to Ried-Brig, up to the "Bleiken". After a short break you hike on the high plateau with a view over the Rhone valley towards the village. Past the old village centre you turn into the road to the "Bachi" at the Hotel Simplon in Ried-Brig. As the name suggests, there is a beautiful drive along a small stream through woods and meadows. On the old Simplonstrasse, also called Burgschaft, along and past the beautiful Stockalperschloss you arrive back in Brig. This hike is especially recommended in spring and autumn.

See also

Brig Simplon Tourism 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

In the alpine town of Brig and in Ried-Brig, restaurants with beautiful terraces invite you to take a break.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 15, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
923 m
Lowest point
672 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rest. Simplon va hie
Restaurant zer Mili

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Brig, train station (671 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'331E 1'129'866N
DD
46.318860, 7.988235
DMS
46°19'07.9"N 7°59'17.6"E
UTM
32T 422108 5129973
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Brig - Saltina - Napoleonsbrigga - Grindji - Brew - Ried-Brig - Schlüocht - Brook - Bachhalde - Brig

From Brig you walk along the Saltina - past the Geschina open-air swimming pool and the large camping site - to the Saltina bridge. A stone road leads along the river to the Grindji power station. The only strenuous stretch is the steep ascent to Ried-Brig, up to the "Bleiken". After a short break you hike on the high plateau with a view over the Rhone valley towards the village. Past the old village centre you turn into the road to the "Bachi" at the Hotel Simplon in Ried-Brig. As the name suggests, there is a beautiful drive along a small stream through woods and meadows. On the old Simplonstrasse, also called Burgschaft, along and past the beautiful Stockalperschloss you arrive back in Brig. This hike is especially recommended in spring and autumn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Brig is easily accessible by train and post bus.

Getting there

By train or post bus to Brig station.

Parking

Two parking garages are available in Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'331E 1'129'866N
DD
46.318860, 7.988235
DMS
46°19'07.9"N 7°59'17.6"E
UTM
32T 422108 5129973
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

In the tourist office in Brig you can buy exciting books about the Brig and Brigerbärg region.

Author’s map recommendations

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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  • ViaStockalper - Stockalperweg (Brig - Simplonpass)
  • Alpenstadt Rundgang
  • Etappe 1: Brig – Glis – Grindji – Lingwurm – Brig
  • Rundweg Brigerberg
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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
283 m
Descent
275 m
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