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

Simplonpass - Spitzhorli - Simplonpass

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  • Aufstieg zum Spitzhorli
    / Aufstieg zum Spitzhorli
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Blick vom Spitzhorli Richtung Aletschgletscher
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Blick Richtung Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Wanderung aufs Spitzhorli Simplon
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  • / Wanderung aufs Spitzhorli Simplon
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  • / Wanderung aufs Spitzhorli Simplon
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  • / Wanderung aufs Spitzhorli Simplon
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Wanderung aufs Spitzhorli Simplon
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Hike from the Simplon Pass up to Spitzhorli. You will enjoy a fantastic view over the Alps.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:30 h
772 m
772 m

You've always wanted to climb a peak. The hike to the Spitzhorli is ideal for small and large summit climbers. Whether as a performance or family hike. The trail is varied and offers wonderful views. Especially on the Spitzhorli the panorama is overwhelming.

 

Further information

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget to immortalize yourself in the summit book.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,727 m
Lowest point
1,996 m
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Rest Stop

Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Start

Simplonpass, post bus stop (2,000 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'617E 1'122'188N
DD
46.249581, 8.030148
DMS
46°14'58.5"N 8°01'48.5"E
UTM
32T 425240 5122235
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Destination

Simplonpass, post bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

You walk from Simplon Pass in the direction of "üsseri Nanzlicke". You can follow the signs to "Glishorn". At "unnere Rossusee" you walk straight ahead and no longer in the direction of Glishorn. After about 30 minutes you will reach the "üsseri Nanzlicke". From here the hiking trail goes up to the right to Spitzhorli.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach the Simplon Pass easily by post bus.

Getting there

Travel by private vehicle or post bus up to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

You can park on the Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'617E 1'122'188N
DD
46.249581, 8.030148
DMS
46°14'58.5"N 8°01'48.5"E
UTM
32T 425240 5122235
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can get the SwissTopo hiking map "Simplon" at the tourist offices in Brig and Simplon.

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Simplonpass - Glishorn - Brig
  • Simplonpass - Staldhorn - Simplonpass
  • Simplonpass - Gälmji - Bärgeri - Brig-Glis
  • Simplonpass - Üsseri Nanzlicke - Nanztal - Brig
  • SFT: Simplonpass - Zwischbergen
  • 3 passes Hike / Simplon- Bistinen- and Gebidempass
  • Rundweg Simplon Bergalpe
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
772 m
Descent
772 m
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