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

Rundweg Nideralpe - Chlusmatte

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  • Nideralpe-Chlusmatte Simplon
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m 1900 1850 1800 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Engeloch VS Alpenbrunch Simplon Dorf, Hospiz-Niederalp
The circular route, which was created to mark the anniversary of the Nideralpe - Chlusmatte alpine district, connects all the settlements in the district.
easy
Distance 1.7 km
0:45 h
66 m
66 m
Starting and finishing in Egniloch, the circular route through "d Heg" leads to the "Zurwerra-Stafel". The actual circuit begins at the Chrummbach bridge. We cross the footbridge and reach the Stafel Chlusmatte. There you will find the hut, where a delicious alpine brunch is offered by appointment. We continue to the two lonely huts at the foot of the steep mountain slope, always along the stone walls separating private property from the Allmend. After crossing the Ritzibach we continue through sand, forest and pastures towards Zuckermatta and hike over the narrow Chrummbach bridge. We have already reached the northernmost point.

 

We hike back over the Fluhrstrasse to the Stafel Nideralpe and continue over the historic Stockalperweg to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Let yourself be seduced by local products at the Alpenbrunch.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Highest point
1,841 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
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Rest Stop

Alpenbrunch

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

More tours on www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Engiloch (1,824 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'246E 1'119'743N
DD
46.227677, 8.012144
DMS
46°13'39.6"N 8°00'43.7"E
UTM
32T 423822 5119818
w3w 
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Destination

Engiloch

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting and finishing in Egniloch, the circular route through "d Heg" leads to the "Zurwerra-Stafel". The actual circuit begins at the Chrummbach bridge. We cross the footbridge and reach the Stafel Chlusmatte. There you will find the hut, where a delicious alpine brunch is offered by appointment. We continue to the two lonely huts at the foot of the steep mountain slope, always along the stone walls separating private property from the Allmend. After crossing the Ritzibach we continue through sand, forest and pastures towards Zuckermatta and hike over the narrow Chrummbach bridge. We have already reached the northernmost point.

 

We hike back over the Fluhrstrasse to the Stafel Nideralpe and continue over the historic Stockalperweg to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By post bus from Brig or Gondo.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Engiloch post bus stop.

Parking

Parking is available by the national road.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'246E 1'119'743N
DD
46.227677, 8.012144
DMS
46°13'39.6"N 8°00'43.7"E
UTM
32T 423822 5119818
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Information on the Alpgeteilschaft can be found in the book "200 Jahre Alpgeteilschaft Nideralpe-Chlusmatte 1818-2018" by Klaus Arnold.

 

The book can be purchased at the Simplon and Brig tourist offices.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the 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

  • Engeloch - Sirwoltensee - Simplonpass
  • Engeloch - Stelli - Simplon Dorf
  • Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg
  • Alpenpässeweg: Simplonpass - Gspon
  • ViaStockalper - Stockalperweg (Simplonpass - Simplon Dorf)
  • Simplonpass - Homatta - Simplon Dorf
  • Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
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