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

Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

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  • waterfall at Sirwolte
    / waterfall at Sirwolte
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Lake of Sirwolte
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  • / Sirwolte
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Engeloch
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / view over the Simplon Pass
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  • / coloured stones at the lake of Sirwolte
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  • / Lake of Sirwolte
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  • / Stairs to the lake of sirwolte
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  • / Steep climb from Engeloch to Lake Sirwolte
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  • / colorful rocks near the lake of sirwolte
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  • / Lake of Sirwolte
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  • / Mountain range with the Wyssbodehorn
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m 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Simplon Dorf, Eggen Wyssbodehorn Engeloch VS Eggen Kapelle Alpenbrunch Rossbode
A very varied hike to the Alps at the foot of the Mountain Fletschhorn and it offers an unforgettable overview of the entire Simplon Valley.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
5:00 h
834 m
1,139 m
The trail leads from Engeloch down to the Krummbach, over the Chlusmatte alpine relay and the following slope on the left bank of the little river "Ritzibach" up to the platform Wysse Bode. At the end of the bottom, the trail leads through a steep slope of rocky outcrops. These are overcome east of the waterfall over the ramp. Then a steep climb up the moraine to the Sirwolt lakes follows. After a well-earned rest at the upper lake, you head east over the steep scree to the upper Wysse Bode. Climb the ramp and continue through the hollow onto the ridge between Mountain Schildhorn and Mountain Wyssbodehorn. Pay close attention to the red and white markings.

 

The ascent to the Mountain Wyssbodehorn is rewarded by an unforgettable view over the entire Simplon valley with the Monte Leone massif, the fascinating view of the Fletschhorn north face in the west, the Valais Alps in the north and the mountain scenery of the Ossola in the south. The descent to Simplon Dorf is first pleasant and then steeper.

 

Further information

Author’s recommendation

A first rest is emphatic at the Sirwoltensee. In Simplon Dorf, it is worth stopping at one of the four restaurants with Italian flair.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Mountain Wyssbode, 2,615 m
Lowest point
Simplon Dorf, 1,477 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Grina
Hotel Fletschhorn

Safety information

This hike is only suitable for sure-footed, experienced and giddy mountain hikers. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

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N°194 Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Start

Engeloch, post bus stop (1,781 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'855E 1'119'363N
DD
46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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Destination

Simplon Dorf, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at Engeloch. Then you hike via Wysse Bode up to the lake Sirwoltesee. The trail then leads up to the Wyssbodehorn. The descent from the summit goes via Furgghalte to Rossbodestafel. Finally, you reach the ViaStockalper in Egga, on which you hike to the village Simplon Dorf.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Engeloch is easily accessible by post bus. (bus stop)

Getting there

By post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engeloch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'855E 1'119'363N
DD
46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the Brig and Simplon Dorf Tourist Office.

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Engeloch - Stelli - Simplon Dorf
  • Engeloch - Sirwoltensee - Simplonpass
  • Rundweg Nideralpe - Chlusmatte
  • Alpenpässeweg: Simplonpass - Gspon
  • ViaStockalper - Stockalperweg (Simplonpass - Simplon Dorf)
  • Simplonpass - Homatta - Simplon Dorf
  • Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
834 m
Descent
1,139 m
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