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

Lötschberger - Südrampe

Hiking Trail · Valais · open
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The hiking trail leads along the more than 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain route from Hohtenn via Ausserberg, Eggerberg and Lalden to Brig.
open
difficult
Distance 26.4 km
8:00 h
1,012 m
1,152 m

The route fascinates hikers of all ages again and again. Alpine and southern vegetation alternate - and there are always beautiful views of the Rhone Valley. Along the way you can admire typical old Valais houses as well as masterpieces of railway construction from the early 20th century - for example the Luogelkin viaduct between Hohtenn and Ausserberg. In the Bietschtal valley, the hiking trail follows the route of the old construction railway. The old irrigation channels, the suonen, are impressive. They meander for several kilometres along rugged cliffs, testifying to the courage and skill of their builders.

On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down to the valley or up to the higher Alps. You can walk the 23 km long Lötschberger south ramp as a whole or in sections. Starting points are the stations Hohtenn, Ausserberg, Eggerberg, Lalden and Brig. Brigerbad and Mund can be reached by post bus.

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Author’s recommendation

On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down into the valley or up to higher situated alps.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,093 m
Lowest point
672 m
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Rest Stop

Thermal resort at Brigerbad
Hotel De Londres
Hotel Good Night Inn
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Garni Europe
Pension Post
Gästehaus St. Ursula
Schlosshotel - Self Check-In Hotel
Hotel Stockalperhof
Restaurant Pizzeria Channa
Rest. Augenblick
Restaurant Steakhouse zum Eidgenossen
Angleterre
Brigerhof-Sukhothai
Ristorante Pizzeria Conti
De la Place
Artisti Ristorante Pizzeria Bar Caffe
Migros Restaurant & Take Away
Salzturm
Rest. Couronne
Yuan-China Restaurant & Take Away
Restaurant des Cheminots
Ganter
Commerce
Scala Music-Café
Perron 1

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Guided railway hike: Several times a year there is a guide railway hike  from Hohtenn to Ausserberg.

www.bls.ch/loetschberger

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Hohtenn, train station (1,053 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'625'347E 1'130'152N
DD
46.322292, 7.767750
DMS
46°19'20.3"N 7°46'03.9"E
UTM
32T 405139 5130595
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Hohtenn - Brägji - Rarnerchumma - Naturbrücke - Riedgarto - Ausserberg - Fischersbiel - Eggen - Eggerberg - Lalden - Brigerbad - Mund - Birgisch - Naters - Brig

Further information can be found in the hiking flyer Lötschberger Südrampe.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arriving by train (www.bls.ch/loetschberger) is comfortable and the journey itself is an experience. Buy your ticket directly here fahrplan.bls.ch.

Getting there

Take the "RegioExpress Lötschberger" train to the desired stop on the Lötschberger Südrampe hiking trail.

Parking

Parking is available in Brig and at the railway stations.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'625'347E 1'130'152N
DD
46.322292, 7.767750
DMS
46°19'20.3"N 7°46'03.9"E
UTM
32T 405139 5130595
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist offices.

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Brigerbad - Gsteinkapelle - Lalden - Brigerbad
  • Suone Visperi: Gamsen-Eyholz-Visp
  • SFT - Gspon - Simplonpass
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
26.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,012 m
Descent
1,152 m
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