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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Rothwald: Rundweg «Über d Egge»

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  • Wasenalp
    / Wasenalp
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Ganterwald
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The Rothwald "Über d Egge" circular trail offers a varied landscape with various places to stop for refreshments.
open
easy
Distance 4.6 km
1:30 h
251 m
251 m
From the Hotel Ganterwald, it's a leisurely walk up the tarred forest road that begins just behind the hotel. This leads to the upper Egge after crossing the Durstbach. Here a path leads directly up to the first chalet through a short piece of forest to the magnificent meadows of the Wasenalp. And soon you reach the highest point of the hike, the beautiful panorama terrace of the mountain restaurant Wasenalp. After hunger and thirst are no longer an issue, follow the Wasmerstrasse to the "Martinskehr". From here a beautiful path leads directly to Rothwald. From here you are back at the starting point - the Restaurant Ganterwald - in a few minutes over the sidewalk of the Simplonstrasse.

 

Further information

Author’s recommendation

The Hotel Ganterwald and the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp invite you to take a break.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: May 27, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,971 m
Lowest point
1,721 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Bus stop, Ganterwald (1,720 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'147E 1'125'901N
DD
46.282942, 8.037392
DMS
46°16'58.6"N 8°02'14.6"E
UTM
32T 425843 5125935
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Destination

Bus stop, Ganterwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Ganterwald - Durstbach - Egge - Berggasthaus Wasenalp - Rothwald - Ganterwald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rothwald can be reached easily by post bus in the direction of Simplon.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Rothwald.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Rothwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'147E 1'125'901N
DD
46.282942, 8.037392
DMS
46°16'58.6"N 8°02'14.6"E
UTM
32T 425843 5125935
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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  • Talweg Ganter
  • Ganter - Stafel - Eisten - Ganter
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Saflischwald
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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
251 m
Descent
251 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip

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