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 Saflischwald

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  • Spielplatz Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Bergwasser Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald
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  • / Alpe Rosswald
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  • / Rosswald Rundwege
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  • / Rosswald mit Blick ins Rhonetal
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Enjoy a short circular walk on the Rosswald sun terrace. On this circular hiking trail you will explore the Rosswald alpine pasture and the Saflisch forest with a view of the Rhone valley.
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
1:30 h
228 m
228 m
On Rosswald three circular hiking trails for walkers and hikers were built. The routes are marked in three colours.
  • Blue: Bergwasser Circular Path
  • Red: Saflischwald circular trail
  • Green: Rosswald circular trail

In this hike you follow the red signs. Start at the Rosswald mountain station in an easterly direction. The path leads you past the swimming pool into the forest. Follow the path towards Riedalpji until you reach the asphalted Rosswald road. Above the road follow the hiking trail through the Saflischwald back to Rosswald. If you want to hike a little further, you can zigzag up to the summer slope. The hiking trail (and this additional loop) is well signposted. Now you have the possibility to walk back to the mountain station.

More information

Author’s recommendation

Cross the Saflischwald forest via the Zickzack Weg. Back in Rosswald you can enjoy the evening sun in one of the restaurants.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,967 m
Lowest point
1,742 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

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 (1,823 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'410E 1'128'270N
DD
46.304234, 8.041037
DMS
46°18'15.2"N 8°02'27.7"E
UTM
32T 426153 5128297
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Destination

Rosswald, mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

Rosswald - Richtung Riedalpji - Saflischwald - 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 to Ried-Brig, LRR (valley station) and then by cable car to Rosswald.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley station and on Rosswald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'410E 1'128'270N
DD
46.304234, 8.041037
DMS
46°18'15.2"N 8°02'27.7"E
UTM
32T 426153 5128297
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at Magusii or Brig 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

  • Rosswald - Glimmuschir - Stückiegga - Megi - Ried-Brig
  • Bortelhütte
  • Rosswald: On old military paths to Folluhorn and Fülhorn
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Rosswald
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Bergwasser
  • Rosswald - Schallberg - Talstation
  • Alpenpässeweg: Rosswald - Simplonpass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
228 m
Descent
228 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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