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

Rosswald: Rundweg Rosswald

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  • Rosswald
    / Rosswald
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  • / Alpe Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Alpe Stafel, Rosswald
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  • / Kapelle Maria zum Guten Rat Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald Rundwege
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald Folluhorn
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  • / Alpbewirtschaftung Fleschboden
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Kapelle Maria zum Guten Rat Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rosswald
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  • / Alpbewirtschaftung Stafel
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  • / Bortelhorn Rosswald
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Enjoy an evening walk or a short circular walk on the Rosswald sun terrace. On this circular trail you will explore the Alpe Rosswald .
moderate
Distance 6.6 km
2:30 h
339 m
339 m

On Rosswald three circular hiking trails for walkers and hikers were built. The routes are marked in three colours.

  • Blue: Mountain Water Circular Path
  • Red: Saflischwald circular trail
  • Green: Rosswald circular trail

In this hike you follow the green signs. Walk down the path between the Rosswald mountain station and the chapel. After approx. 500 m you will come to a crossroads. From here you always follow the signs. The circular path is very well signposted. You walk approx. 100 m below the houses through the forest. It is a hike with a beautiful view. You can see the whole Simplon area and the gigantic Ganter bridge. At the Schmittmatte you come back to a wider forest path. After the ascent to Fleschboden you will be rewarded with a wonderful view over the whole Rhone valley. Then you hike effortlessly down the Saflischmatte, back to the Rosswald.

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Author’s recommendation

Once you arrive at Fleschboden, it is worth taking a break at the Fleschboden restaurant. Relax and enjoy the sun on the sun terrace at over 2000m.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,134 m
Lowest point
1,795 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Fleschboden
Restaurant Rosswald
Restaurant Parkplatz

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Rosswald, mountain station (1,824 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'417E 1'128'274N
DD
46.304272, 8.041128
DMS
46°18'15.4"N 8°02'28.1"E
UTM
32T 426160 5128301
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Destination

Rosswald, mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

Rosswald - Glimmuschir - Fibjeri - Schmidmatte - Stafel - Fleschbode - Saflischmatte - Rosswald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rosswald is easy to reach by cable car.

Getting there

By post bus from Brig and then by cable car to Rosswald.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley station and on Rosswald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'417E 1'128'274N
DD
46.304272, 8.041128
DMS
46°18'15.4"N 8°02'28.1"E
UTM
32T 426160 5128301
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the Brig Tourist Office and on Rosswald in the Magusii.

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Rosswald: On old military paths to Folluhorn and Fülhorn
  • Bortelhütte
  • Rosswald - Glimmuschir - Stückiegga - Megi - Ried-Brig
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Saflischwald
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Bergwasser
  • Rosswald - Schallberg - Talstation
  • Alpenpässeweg: Rosswald - Simplonpass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
339 m
Descent
339 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route

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