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Over 100 years ago, the border village of Gondo employed up to 500 workers in the gold mines. On a guided tour, visitors gather useful information on the history of gold and become fascinated by the yellow precious metal. Mallet and chisel await the discoverers, who may want to pry a bit of the coveted ore from the mine. On the return hike to the gold museum in Gondo they will pass the gold mills.
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Updated: April 28, 2017

Coordinates

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46.195740, 8.140550
DMS
46°11'44.7"N 8°08'26.0"E
UTM
32T 433685 5116154
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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
11.8 km
2:18 h
1,035 m
17 m
10.6 km
6:30 h
1,269 m
126 m
17 km
6:00 h
1,305 m
1,076 m
Top Multistage route Gondo Marathon
81.6 km
16:00 h
3,924 m
3,909 m
16.2 km
8:15 h
808 m
1,717 m
27.1 km
5:45 h
1,296 m
1,793 m
9 km
3:00 h
120 m
745 m
13.3 km
5:00 h
670 m
1,296 m
41 km
8:00 h
2,200 m
2,200 m
64.5 km
23:30 h
3,453 m
3,851 m
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  • 11 Routes nearby
Top 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
Top Difficulty moderate Stage 22
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,269 m
Descent 126 m

Durch ein schönes Tal nach Süden bis nach Zwischenbergen und über den Passo di Monscera zum Rifugio Gattascosa.

from Bruno Kohl,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 27.5 km
Duration 10:00 h
Ascent 2,478 m
Descent 1,659 m

This demanding hike requires stamina. The ascent from Gondo up to the 3287m high Zwischbergenpass is a good 2500 metres above sea level.

from Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Top Difficulty difficult Stage 4 open
Distance 17 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,305 m
Descent 1,076 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 Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Trail Running · Valais Alps
Gondo Marathon
Top Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 81.6 km
Duration 16:00 h
Ascent 3,924 m
Descent 3,909 m

Der Gondo Marathon ist der einzige Zweitages-Marathon der Schweiz. Ultratrail im Gedenken an das Unwetter im Jahr 2000 in Gondo im Wallis, als 13 ...

from Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Top Difficulty moderate Stage 21
Distance 16.2 km
Duration 8:15 h
Ascent 808 m
Descent 1,717 m

from Bruno Kohl,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Top Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 27.1 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 1,296 m
Descent 1,793 m

Der Stockalperweg (ViaStockalper), ein vor mehr als 300 Jahren von Kaspar Stockalper ausgebauter Saumweg, ist seit einigen Jahren als ...

from Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Top 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 Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Top Difficulty moderate open
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 670 m
Descent 1,296 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 Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Trail Running · Valais Alps
Gondo Marathon 2. Etappe
Top Difficulty difficult Stage 2 closed
Distance 41 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 2,200 m
Descent 2,200 m

Der Gondo Marathon ist der einzige Zweitages-Marathon der Schweiz. Ultratrail im Gedenken an das Unwetter im Jahr 2000 in Gondo im Wallis, als 13 ...

from Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Top Difficulty moderate Multistage route open
Distance 64.5 km
Duration 23:30 h
Ascent 3,453 m
Descent 3,851 m

The Stockalperweg (also ViaStockalper), a mule track built more than 300 years ago by Kaspar Stockalper. Since 1991 it has come back to life as a ...

from Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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