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

Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald

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  • Mäderlücke
    / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
  • / Ganterwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald Blick nach Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Am Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Passhochfläche
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Marianne Bauer
  • / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
  • / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Simplon Hospiz, Hospiz Steinadler Simplonpass Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M. Rothwald, Post Hotel Simplon-Blick Rothwald
This hike takes you from the Simplon Pass in a southeasterly direction over the Mäderlicka and near the SAC Hut Monte Leone over the Chaltwasser Pass to Rothwald.
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
4:30 h
889 m
1,138 m

By post bus you reach the Simplon Pass (2005 m.a.s.l.). The path begins at the hospice and leads in the direction of Chaltwasser. Here a detour to the SAC hut Monte Leone is possible.  The path continues to Mäderlicka (2887 m.a.s.l.). The descent is very steep and requires good footwear. Partly slippery and rock scree as a base. Via Hohbiel you reach the bus stop in the Rothwald.

 

Further information can be found at www.brig-simplon.ch

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the two pass crossings Chaltwasser and Mäderlicka.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,887 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald
Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Further information on www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz post bus stop (1,997 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
w3w 
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Destination

Rothwald, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Hospiz - Chalti Wasser - Mäderlicka - Jochtwald - Rothwald

 

The hike can be continued from Rothwald to Brig via the Stockalperweg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig you travel by post bus to the Simplon Pass.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplon Pass and in Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Simplonpass - Homatta - Simplon Dorf
  • Simplonpass - Monte Leone Hütte
  • SFT: Simplonpass - Zwischbergen
  • Simplonpass - Spitzhorli - Simplonpass
  • ViaStockalper - Stockalperweg (Simplonpass - Simplon Dorf)
  • Simplonpass - Gälmji - Bärgeri - Brig-Glis
  • Simplonpass - Üsseri Nanzlicke - Nanztal - Brig
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
889 m
Descent
1,138 m
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