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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Tour of the village Gamsen

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Village tour past traditional stables, houses and the country wall in Gamsen.
easy
Distance 1.6 km
0:30 h
29 m
30 m
This village walk is marked by blue walking arrows showing a lizard. The village tour begins at the St. Sebastian Chapel. The path then leads through Aspengasse to old stables and houses. The most exciting buildings are described in detail. The village tour leads past the oldest residential house and the country wall of Gamsen.  The path leads along the " Alte Landstrasse" (old country road) back to the chapel. There are several post stops on that street.

Author’s recommendation

Enter the delightful chapel of St. Sebastian. 
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Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
693 m
Lowest point
663 m
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

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Start

Chapel of St. Sebastian, Gamsen (664 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'639'797E 1'128'336N
DD
46.305254, 7.955209
DMS
46°18'18.9"N 7°57'18.8"E
UTM
32T 419545 5128494
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Destination

Chapel of St. Sebastian, Gamsen

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the chapel of St. Sebastian - past old stables and houses of Gamsen - to the old country wall - back along the street "alte Landstrasse"

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gamsen can be easily reached in a few minutes by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle from Brig to Gamsen.

Parking

There are a few parking spaces available in Gamsen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'639'797E 1'128'336N
DD
46.305254, 7.955209
DMS
46°18'18.9"N 7°57'18.8"E
UTM
32T 419545 5128494
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking and panorama maps are available at the tourist office in Brig and Simplon.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
29 m
Descent
30 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Dog-friendly

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