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."

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

Laggintal loop in the Simplon area

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  • between upper Staful and Furggu
    / between upper Staful and Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / waterfalls in the valley of Laggin
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Laggina
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Obre Staful
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Laggintal loop
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / descent towards Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / The path of Stockalper through Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Gabi (Simplon)
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Furggu with a view on Simplon Dorf
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Wegstock Furggi Obre Staful Furggu
The Laggintal impresses with its fauna and flora. In the valley you can find a rarity, the Christs Mohrenfalter (Erebia christi), beside many protected plants and animals.
Distance 14.6 km
5:30 h
990 m
990 m
The tour starts below Simplon village in the Gabi. After crossing the Laggina stream, the ascent begins on the Stockalp trail (600 metres altitude difference) over the Feerbäärg, past the small, unique chapel and grazing herds of cattle to the Furggu pass. The closer Furggu ricks, the more exciting the view becomes.At the wooden lath, the trail turns right and continues to climb about 200 metres in altitude. Below the Guggilihorn, the trail continues until the view opens up towards the Laggintal valley with views of the waterfalls and the mountain peaks with glacier.The idyllic lake invites you to take a short rest before descending to the valley floor. After crossing the stream, the trail runs along the forest road back to the Gabi. Alternatively, you can take the turnoff in the direction of Simplon village.

Author’s recommendation

The Laggnital high-altitude trail is an insider tip for connoisseurs.
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Update: July 29, 2021
Highest point
Obre Staful, 2,134 m
Lowest point
Gabi, 1,219 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.


For all hikes:

Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.

Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

Close gates after passing through.

Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.

Do not leave any waste in nature.


For mountain hikes:

Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.

Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.


For high-altitude hikes:

Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.

Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.


Preparing your hike

Tips and hints


Gabi, post bus stop (1,228 m)
2'648'947E 1'114'996N
46.184651, 8.072574
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
32T 428426 5114981


Gabi, post bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Gabi. After crossing the second bridge, the hike follows the Stockalperweg trail to Furggu. The Stockalperweg is marked with brown signposts. In Furggu the path branches off to the right and is then marked with red and white signs. At the lake, the trail branches off to the right and the descent begins. Along the forest road you hike through the entire valley in the direction of Gabi. At Bielti you leave the road and descend into Gabi.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Gabi can be reached by post bus.

Getting there

From Brig by post bus or private vehicle to Gabi.


Parking is available in Gabi.


2'648'947E 1'114'996N
46.184651, 8.072574
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
32T 428426 5114981
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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


We recommend:
  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  


For certain walks:

  •  Swimwear


Preparing your hike

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14.6 km
5:30 h
990 m
990 m
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