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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Gondo: Schmugglerpfad nach Bugliaga

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  • Bugliaga Dentro
    / Bugliaga Dentro
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  • / Bugliaga
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  • / Presa Cima
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  • / Dorf Gondo
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  • / Bugliaga
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  • / Ramserna - Presa
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  • / Presa Cima
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The hike from the border town of Gondo (CH) to Bugliaga (I) was opened to hikers in 2017. The route used to serve as a smuggler's trail between Switzerland and Italy.
moderate
Distance 6.9 km
3:00 h
702 m
341 m

Take the post bus over the Simplon Pass in the direction of Gondo. Get off at the post bus stop "Ramserna" and take the ascent to Presa Cima under your legs. At Presa Cima, the 2017 new hiking trail towards Bugliaga begins. In Bugliaga Dentro is the Agriturismo Bugliaga Dentro. The Agriturismo knows how to show off with authentic goat products. Strengthened you hike about one hour until you reach the village Bugliaga. In Bugliaga there is a scheduled bus service to Varzo in summer. In Varzo the Lötschberger runs through the Simplon tunnel back to Brig.

Author’s recommendation

In Bugliaga you can take the Prontobus to Varzo and return to the train station. You can find the timetable under "More info and links".
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
955 m
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Prontobus Vale Divedro

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Start

Gondo, Switzerland (954 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.198242, 8.126693
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 8°07'36.1"E
UTM
32T 432619 5116444
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Destination

Bugliaga, Italy

Turn-by-turn directions

Gondo, Ramserna - Presa Cima - Bugliaga Dentro - Bugliaga

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The hike can be reached by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

Take the post bus to the Ramserna stop. Or by car to Gondo.

Parking

In Gondo there is a multi-storey car park available.

Coordinates

DD
46.198242, 8.126693
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 8°07'36.1"E
UTM
32T 432619 5116444
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Ramserna - Alpjen - Alte Kaserne
  • ViaStockalper - Stockalperweg (Gondo - Monscerapass - Bognanco)
  • Rundweg Alpje
  • SFT - Zwischbergen - San Bernardo
  • Bord - Furggu - Seehorn - Gabi
  • Jordiweg - Kapelle Maria Bru
  • Schmugglerpfad: Zwischbergen - Tschawinersee - Mocerapass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
702 m
Descent
341 m
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