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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  • Die Wanderung führt durch abwechslungsreiche Landschaften
    / Die Wanderung führt durch abwechslungsreiche Landschaften
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  • / Rotelsee
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  • / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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  • / Beim Hohliecht
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  • / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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  • / Im Herbst
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  • / Simplonpass Höhenweg
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  • / Simplon Dorf
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  • / Simplon im Herbst
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  • / Bei Simplon Dorf
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  • / Simplon Dorf
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  • / Simplon Pass
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The high trail Simplon leads through impressive alpine flora to Simplon village. Mountain lakes, impulsive rock formations and, with a bit of luck, wild animals can be discovered.

moderate
12.2 km
4:20 h
450 m
972 m

The Simplon high-altitude trail leads from the Simplon hospice in a southeasterly direction to Rotelsee. From the lake, follow the well-marked path in a southerly direction. We cross the western flank of the Hübschhorn and an impressive alpine flora accompanies us. Passing small mountain lakes we reach the Hohliecht vantage point. This is the turning point for walkers.

 

The path now bends around a rocky edge into Hohweng, the southwest flank of the Hübschhorn. The path then leads directly between the pedestals of a high-voltage pylon. Here you have to choose the path straight ahead. The old path led down to the valley on the right. Sometimes up and sometimes down we reach the shepherd's hut at the Balma and cross the Walibach. Now we are in the Alpe Hohmatta, where we have time for a rest.

 

Shortly before the two wooden huts in Hohmatta a signpost points downhill. But we continue in the same direction Hohbielestaful and continue on the good zigzag path through the Chastelberg forest to Simplon Dorf.

Author’s recommendation

You have earned a refreshment in one of the cheap restaurants in Simplon Dorf in any case.

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2199 m
Lowest point
1474 m
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Safety information

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

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz (1997 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.246636, 8.029024
UTM
32T 425149 5121909

Destination

Simplon Dorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplonpass - Hohliecht - Hohmatta - Hohbielestafel - Simplon Dorf

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Simplon Pass and Simplon village can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

Take the train to Brig where you change to the post bus. The pass trip with the Postbus is also an experience. Get off at Simplon, Hospiz.

Parking

Free parking is available on the Simplon Pass.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
972 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops

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