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

Rundweg Brigerberg

Hiking Trail · Valais · open
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  • / Sander mit Kreuz und Blick auf den Brigerberg
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  • / Achera Biela
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  • / Hasel
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  • / Brigerberg Termen
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  • / Ried Brig
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  • / Ried Brig
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  • / Kirche Ried Brig
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  • / Kirche Termen
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  • / Burgspitz
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  • / Stadel im Brei
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The Brigerberg communities of Ried-Brig and Termen lie on a moraine terrace east of Brig. The Brigerberg was already populated during the Bronze Age.
open
moderate
Distance 9.5 km
3:00 h
299 m
299 m
The moraine terrace of the Brigerberg was inhabited thousands of years ago, as prehistoric finds show. For example, since the Bronze Age there has been a kind of prehistoric fortification on the peak of the castle, presumably for monitoring the Simplon route. In the early Middle Ages, the Brigerberg area belonged to the large community and parish of Naters. But in the 13th and 14th centuries the development into many individual small communities began.

 

The population of the Brigerberg suffered under the French invasions. On 1 June 1799 the French burned down the village of Termen except for a few houses. The hamlet of Lingwurm on the old Stockalperweg was also robbed of its flames.

 

The construction of the Napoleonstrasse brought about an internal population shift within the municipality of Ried-Brig. After the opening of the road, Lingwurm and Brei lay apart from the traffic and depopulated themselves, while in the Schlüocht along the modern road new building volume arose.

 

further information

Author’s recommendation

At the tourist office you can get a hiking guide with historical background information on the Brigerberg circular trail. It's worth it!
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Highest point
1,116 m
Lowest point
873 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rest. Simplon va hie

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Brei, postbus stop (889 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'017E 1'128'724N
DD
46.308485, 8.010025
DMS
46°18'30.5"N 8°00'36.1"E
UTM
32T 423771 5128799
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Destination

Brei, postbus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Brei - Moos - Ried - Termen - Burgspitz - Ried-Brig Dorf - Alti Gassa - Brei

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Ried-Brig and Termen can be easily reached in a few minutes by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle from Brig to Ried-Brig or Termen.

Parking

Parking is available in Ried-Brig and Termen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'017E 1'128'724N
DD
46.308485, 8.010025
DMS
46°18'30.5"N 8°00'36.1"E
UTM
32T 423771 5128799
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

On the link below you will find the cultural guide.

 

Available in printed form at the tourist office.

 

Cultural guide to the Brigerberg circuit

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig Tourist Office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes, good, sturdy mountain boots are urgently needed.

Similar routes nearby

  • Der „36er Weg“ von Ried-Brig nach Rosswald
  • Wandern im Naturschutzgebiet Achera-Biela
  • Termen - Mattalpji - Rosswald
  • Etappe 2: Ried-Brig – Burgspitz – Termen – Ried-Brig
  • Etappe 1: Brig – Glis – Grindji – Lingwurm – Brig
  • Talweg Ganter
  • Suonenwanderung Bärgeri
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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
299 m
Descent
299 m
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