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 - Schallberg - Talstation

Hiking Trail · Valais · open
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  • Saltinaschlucht am Schallberg
    / Saltinaschlucht am Schallberg
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rosswald Bahnen Talstation
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rosswald mit Blick ins Rhonetal
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Riederwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Valley of Ganter
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Stockalperweg am Schallberg
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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This hiking trail leads more leisurely from the Rosswald to the valley station than the 36er-Weg. Over the sunny back you reach the Resti and the Schallberg.
open
moderate
Distance 6.5 km
2:00 h
37 m
832 m
An attractive hike along the sunny back of the Alpe Rosswald towards the valley station in Ried-Brig. The hiking trail leads you to the hamlet of Resti and further down to the Schallberg. Here you turn into the Stockalperweg, the historic mule track of Kaspar Stockalper. After about 30 minutes turn right towards the valley station of the Rosswald cable cars.

Author’s recommendation

In the restaurant Waldesrand near the valley station of the Rosswald cable car you will not only find (probably the best) cheese slices, but also fine cordon bleus.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,827 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Rosswald
Restaurant Parkplatz

Start

Rosswald (1,826 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'428E 1'128'277N
DD
46.304298, 8.041272
DMS
46°18'15.5"N 8°02'28.6"E
UTM
32T 426171 5128304
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Destination

Ried-Brig, valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

An attractive hike along the sunny back of the Alpe Rosswald towards the valley station in Ried-Brig. The hiking trail leads you to the hamlet of Resti and further down to the Schallberg. Here you turn into the Stockalperweg, the historic mule track of Kaspar Stockalper. After about 30 minutes turn right towards the valley station of the Rosswald cable cars.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach Rosswald by post bus from Brig railway station. Then take the cable car.

Getting there

Take the cable car to Rosswald.

Parking

Parking spaces are available.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'428E 1'128'277N
DD
46.304298, 8.041272
DMS
46°18'15.5"N 8°02'28.6"E
UTM
32T 426171 5128304
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Maps are available at the tourist office in Brig or in the Magusii on Rosswald.

Similar routes nearby

  • Rosswald: Rundweg Bergwasser
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Rosswald
  • Rosswald: On old military paths to Folluhorn and Fülhorn
  • Bortelhütte
  • Rosswald - Glimmuschir - Stückiegga - Megi - Ried-Brig
  • Rosswald: Rundweg Saflischwald
  • Alpenpässeweg: Rosswald - Simplonpass
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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
37 m
Descent
832 m
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