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 Stage 5

SFT: Simplonpass - Zwischbergen

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  • Stausee Zwischbergen
    / Stausee Zwischbergen
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  • / Zwischbergental
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  • / Aussicht Simplonpass
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Discover the eastern Valais Alps over 122 kilometers in 9 stages. This hike leads over paths in special landscapes and large mountains.
moderate
Distance 17.3 km
6:00 h
635 m
1,404 m
5th stage: Here it is: the Ecomuseum. As far as Gabi, you follow the historic route of the Stockalperweg with its “Case forti” on the Simplon and also along the entire section, which leads through an area full of pastures and small Walser villages. The village of Simplon, with its heavy stone houses that are perfectly adapted to the environment, houses the Ecomuseum, www.simplon.ch. From Gabi you climb the Furgu, a depression on the ridge that leads to the Seehorn, and then descend between the alpine pastures and meadows down the Zwischenbergental to the oratory of the same name and the nearby stage destination.

Author’s recommendation

A stop on the Simplon Pass is a must. Visit the guardian of the pass - the stone eagle.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,999 m
Lowest point
1,241 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone
Hotel Grina
Hotel Fletschhorn
Berggasthof Bord

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Weitere Wanderinformationen finden Sie auf: www.simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass (1,998 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'541E 1'122'106N
DD
46.248846, 8.029158
DMS
46°14'55.8"N 8°01'45.0"E
UTM
32T 425163 5122154
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Destination

Zwischbergen

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplonpass - Gampisch - Engeloch - Maschihus - Egga - Simplon Dorf - Gabi - Furggu - Zwischbergen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Simplon Pass can be easily reached by post bus from Brig.

You can get to Zwischenbergen by post bus.

In Gondo, in the courtyard, in Bällegga, at the Sera reservoir and in Bord, there is a connection to the Gondo-Zwischenbergen postbus line. Please note that this is an on-call bus, the bus only runs if reservations have been made in advance. So please do not forget to register with the PostBus at +41 79 713 70 02 at least two hours before departure so that the bus will pick you up.

Getting there

The Simplon Pass and Zwischenbergen can be easily reached by private vehicle from Brig.

Parking

There are parking spaces on the Simplon Pass and in Zwischenbergen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'541E 1'122'106N
DD
46.248846, 8.029158
DMS
46°14'55.8"N 8°01'45.0"E
UTM
32T 425163 5122154
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Eine der Witterung angepasste Ausrüstung ist unabdingbar. Für alle Wanderungen werden dringend gute, feste Bergschuhe empfohlen.

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  • Simplonpass - Monte Leone Hütte
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
635 m
Descent
1,404 m
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