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

Schallbett - Chapfwald - Rothwald

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  • Wasuseewji Rothwald
    / Wasuseewji Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / QR Code Chapfwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Chapfwald Rothwald with a view on Brig and the Glishorn
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Am Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schweizer Familie Feuerstelle Wasenalp
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Schweizer Familie
  • / Ganterwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schutzhaus Napoleon
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Schutzhaus Napoleon
  • / Wasenalp
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  • / Wasensee
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  • / Panorama
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  • / Road to Wasenalp
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  • / Wasensee
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  • / Rothwald
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  • / Wasensee
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m 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 1600 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Schallbett Schutzhaus Napoleon Chapfwald Rothwald, Post Ganterwald
A mountain hike through wonderful forests at the Rothwald between the Simplon and Brig. The hike can be easily reached by post bus. Restaurants are also available.
moderate
Distance 7.9 km
2:30 h
360 m
546 m
From the post bus stop Schallbett you cross the street and climb up to the gallery north of the former restaurant Schallbett. From here follow the well-marked path through the beautiful Chapfwald forest until you reach the highest point "zur Burst" at 2220 m.a.s.l. From here you descend to the valley station of the upper ski lift. Continue on a good path to Bärenfalle. From here it goes directly down to the path that leads through the Doruwaldji to the mountain inn Wasenalp. Now follow the path towards Rothwald, where you reach the post bus stop again.

 

See also:

Brig Simplon Tourismus 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

The mountain restaurants in Rothwald and Wasenalp invite you to take a break.
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Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,229 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Further information at www.rothwald.ch and www.brig-simplon.ch

You can find the PostBus timetable here: www.sbb.ch

 

Start

Schallbett, bus stop (1,933 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'853E 1'123'042N
DD
46.257183, 8.046260
DMS
46°15'25.9"N 8°02'46.5"E
UTM
32T 426492 5123065
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Destination

Rothwald, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Schallbett - Chapfwald - Burst - Bärufalle - Wasenalp - Rothwald

 

From the post bus stop Schallbett you cross the street and climb up to the gallery north of the former restaurant Schallbett. From here follow the well-marked path through the beautiful Chapfwald forest until you reach the highest point "zur Burst" at 2220 m.a.s.l. From here you descend to the valley station of the upper ski lift. Continue on a good path to Bärenfalle. From here it goes directly down to the path that leads through the Doruwaldji to the mountain inn Wasenalp. Now follow the path towards Rothwald, where you reach the post bus stop again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can take the Postbus to the Schalbett.

Getting there

By post bus to Rothwald or Schallbett.

Parking

We recommend travelling by post bus.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'853E 1'123'042N
DD
46.257183, 8.046260
DMS
46°15'25.9"N 8°02'46.5"E
UTM
32T 426492 5123065
w3w 
///pacifist.craziest.swanky
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

There is no literature available for the tour.

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.

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  • Simplonpass - Gälmji - Bärgeri - Brig-Glis
  • Simplonpass - Staldhorn - Simplonpass
  • Simplonpass - Glishorn - Brig
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
546 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Linear route

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