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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3 passes Hike / Simplon- Bistinen- and Gebidempass

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  • / Blick ins weitgehend unberührte Nanztal
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  • / Unterhalb des Bistinenpasses im Nanztal
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  • / Anstieg mit Blick auf die Passhöhe
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  • / Steinadler Simplonpass
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  • / Steinadler Simplonpass
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This mountain hike takes you over three passes. You hike from the Simplonpass to the Bistinenpass and over the Gebidempass to Visperterminen and back to the alpine town Brig.

difficult
32.3 km
9:00 h
909 m
2240 m

It is a scenically very beautiful, but as far as the required fitness is concerned, not to be underestimated mountain hike. It leads through the largely untouched Nanztal, over old alpine landscapes and along water pipes (suonen). The landscape is very varied, the nature intact and the hike worthwhile.

Except for the Gebidempass, the hike leads along well maintained and signposted hiking trails. On the Gebidempass you take the path that leads under the TV station on the left. After this path runs almost flat for about 2.5 km, it drops quite steeply up to the Rohrberg. There you hike on the corridor road to Gamsen and on to your destination in Brig.

Hints:

The hike does not have an all-too-large gradient, but is relatively long and ends with a descent of 1800 metres. A good physical condition is therefore a prerequisite for enjoying this tour.

More information

Author’s recommendation

Back in the alpine town Brig you have earned your evening and can relax in the old town and enjoy the sun.

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2483 m
Lowest point
672 m
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Safety information

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

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz post bus stop (2002 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.250393, 8.031329
UTM
32T 425332 5122324

Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplonpass Kulm - Blatten - Bistinenpass - Obers Fülmoos - Gebidempass - Wyssi Flüe - Rohrberg - Gamsen - Brig

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Simplonpass can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

By post bus to the Simplonpass.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplonpass and in Brig.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
32.3 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
909 m
Descent
2240 m
Public transport friendly Scenic In and out With refreshment stops

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