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

Alpenpässeweg: Simplonpass - Gspon

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m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 20 15 10 5 km Steinadler Simplonpass Bistinepass Gspon
Panoramic tour to Gspon: Simplon pass, Bistinen pass, Gebidum pass with view of the Bernese Alps and to the highest Swiss summit, the 4545m high Dom.
difficult
Distance 22.8 km
7:00 h
824 m
890 m
The hike begins on the Simplon Pass. Whether you start at Kulm, Hospiz or Restaurant Monte Leone, it doesn't matter. Already from a distance you can see the wide path in a northwesterly direction, which crosses the mountain flank to the Bistinenpass in an even gradient. On the Bistina, take the signposted path towards Visperterminen. In the upper Fülmoos, after having crossed the "Gamsa", you stay on the path towards the Gebidumpass. Continue above Visperterminen to Gspon.

Author’s recommendation

Various hotels are available on the Simplon Pass as stage locations. A visit to the two lakes is worthwhile.
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Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
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Highest point
2,483 m
Lowest point
1,885 m
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Rest Stop

Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Wanderland

Start

Simplonpass (1,979 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'954E 1'121'617N
DD
46.244488, 8.021495
DMS
46°14'40.2"N 8°01'17.4"E
UTM
32T 424566 5121677
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Destination

Gspon

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins on the Simplon Pass. Whether you start at Kulm, Hospiz or Restaurant Monte Leone, it doesn't matter. Already from a distance you can see the wide path in a northwesterly direction, which crosses the mountain flank to the Bistinenpass in an even gradient. On the Bistina, take the signposted path towards Visperterminen. In the upper Fülmoos, after having crossed the "Gamsa", you stay on the path towards the Gebidumpass. Continue above Visperterminen to Gspon.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can travel comfortably by train (SBB) to Brig, main station.

Various Postbus lines are available at the station.

Getting there

By private vehicle or Postbus.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'954E 1'121'617N
DD
46.244488, 8.021495
DMS
46°14'40.2"N 8°01'17.4"E
UTM
32T 424566 5121677
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can obtain the SwissTopo hiking map "Simplon" at the Brig and Simplon Tourist Office.

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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  • Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald
  • Simplonpass - Monte Leone Hütte
  • SFT: Simplonpass - Zwischbergen
  • Simplonpass - Spitzhorli - Simplonpass
  • Simplonpass - Glishorn - Brig
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
824 m
Descent
890 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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