Plan a route here
Gorge

The Gondo Gorge & military fortress

Gorge · Brig · 1,689 m
Responsible for this content
Valais/Wallis Promotion Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • The Gondo Gorge & military fortress
    / The Gondo Gorge & military fortress
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
The hike to the Gondo Gorge begins at Gabi/Gstei on the Simplon Road. The Stockalperweg once led past this area. Shortly after the limekiln hikers cross the modern granite bridge to visit the exhibition dedicated to four epochs of traffic history on the Simplon in the “Alte Kaserne” (“Old Barracks”). The hiking trail runs underground through the military fortress “Fort Gondo”. A guided tour of the fortress can be arranged. After crossing the Doveria (Pont des Sapins) you will reach your destination in Godo, whose centre was rebuilt after the natural disaster in 2000.
Profile picture of Valais/Wallis Promotion
Author
Valais/Wallis Promotion
Update: June 15, 2016

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'651'902E 1'115'486N
DD
46.188836, 8.110895
DMS
46°11'19.8"N 8°06'39.2"E
UTM
32T 431389 5115413
w3w 
///consults.ties.charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Recommendations nearby

recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 2:18 h
Ascent 1,035 m
Descent 17 m

And yes, you are still on Swiss territory!  On the fringes of Valais, close to the border with Italy, this wonderfully concealed valley is well ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
Via Ferrata · Valais
Via ferrata Gabi
recommended route Difficulty C/D moderate open
Distance 0.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 222 m
Descent 0 m

The via ferrata Gabi is located below Simplon Dorf in the Gondo Gorge. The short but sporty via ferrata is classified with difficulty T3-T4.

2
from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 990 m
Descent 990 m

The Laggintal impresses with its fauna and flora. In the valley you can find a rarity, the Christs Mohrenfalter (Erebia christi), beside many ...

from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 3 open
Distance 9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 120 m
Descent 745 m

The Stockalperweg (ViaStockalper), a mule track developed more than 300 years ago by Kaspar Stockalper, has been revived as a cultural hike for ...

from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 834 m
Descent 1,139 m

A very varied hike to the Alps at the foot of the Mountain Fletschhorn and it offers an unforgettable overview of the entire Simplon Valley.

from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Cross-Country Skiing · Valais
Langlaufloipe Simplon
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 1.8 km
Duration 0:30 h
Ascent 18 m
Descent 18 m

In a paradisiacal snowy landscape, the Simplon Pass offers you a cross-country trail prepared in classic and skating style. The historic pass ...

from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 178 m
Descent 178 m

The wildly romantic Simplon is also worth discovering in winter. The circular hike offers varied views and is guaranteed snow thanks to its ...

3
Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Winter Hikes · Valais Alps
Winter hike Simplonpass
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 3.2 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 19 m
Descent 153 m

Experience the untouched landscape of the Simplon Pass on foot - in winter. The historic Alpine crossing is open and accessible even in the cold ...

1
from Silvio Burgener,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG

Show all on map

Nearby Points of Interest

 These suggestions were created automatically.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


The Gondo Gorge & military fortress

Special features

Place to visit
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 8 Routes nearby