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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Der „36er Weg“ von Ried-Brig nach Rosswald

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The original military road was built during the Second World War by Battalion 36 of Mountain Brigade 11.
open
moderate
Distance 4.9 km
2:30 h
910 m
5 m

The "36er Weg" zigzags up the mountain slope from Ried-Brig to Rosswald. Built in 1939 during the Second World War by Battalion 36 of Mountain Brigade 11, the route was mainly used to transport and secure supplies for the troops stationed on Rosswald during the border occupation.

At that time all supplies were transported on mules. The 36er Weg remained the most important connection to Rosswald until the construction of the aerial cableway in 1955. After the road was built, the route was largely forgotten. The 36er Weg was repaired in the 90s and is now a popular hiking trail in summer and is also used actively by snowshoe walkers in winter.

After the hike you can return from Rosswald by cable car to Ried-Brig.

More information

Author’s recommendation

Once you arrive in Rosswald, there are various places to stop for refreshments. Enjoy the warm evening sun on the Rosswald sun terrace.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,824 m
Lowest point
916 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Rosswald

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

www.walser-museum.ch

Start

Ried-Brig (921 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'555E 1'129'329N
DD
46.313888, 8.017059
DMS
46°18'50.0"N 8°01'01.4"E
UTM
32T 424320 5129393
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Destination

Rosswald, mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

Ried-Brig - Talstation Rosswald Bahnen - Riederwald - Rosswald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By post bus from Brig railway station to Ried-Brig.

Getting there

You can reach Ried-Brig comfortably by post bus or private vehicle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Ried-Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'555E 1'129'329N
DD
46.313888, 8.017059
DMS
46°18'50.0"N 8°01'01.4"E
UTM
32T 424320 5129393
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

More information on www.walser-museum.ch

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the 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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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
910 m
Descent
5 m
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