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Alpenpässeweg: Simplonpass - Gspon

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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 20 15 10 5 km Herberge Hospiz Simplon Steinadler Simplonpass Gspon
Panoramic tour to Gspon: Simplon pass, Bistinen pass, Gebidum pass with view of the Bernese Alps and to the highest Swiss summit, the 4545m high Dom.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 22.8 km
7:00 h
824 m
890 m
The hike begins on the Simplon Pass. Whether you start at Kulm, Hospiz or Restaurant Monte Leone, it doesn't matter. Already from a distance you can see the wide path in a northwesterly direction, which crosses the mountain flank to the Bistinenpass in an even gradient. On the Bistina, take the signposted path towards Visperterminen. In the upper Fülmoos, after having crossed the "Gamsa", you stay on the path towards the Gebidumpass. Continue above Visperterminen to Gspon.

Author’s recommendation

Various hotels are available on the Simplon Pass as stage locations. A visit to the two lakes is worthwhile.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,483 m
Lowest point
1,885 m
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Rest Stop

Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Wanderland

Start

Simplonpass (1,979 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'954E 1'121'617N
DD
46.244488, 8.021495
DMS
46°14'40.2"N 8°01'17.4"E
UTM
32T 424566 5121677
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Destination

Gspon

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins on the Simplon Pass. Whether you start at Kulm, Hospiz or Restaurant Monte Leone, it doesn't matter. Already from a distance you can see the wide path in a northwesterly direction, which crosses the mountain flank to the Bistinenpass in an even gradient. On the Bistina, take the signposted path towards Visperterminen. In the upper Fülmoos, after having crossed the "Gamsa", you stay on the path towards the Gebidumpass. Continue above Visperterminen to Gspon.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can travel comfortably by train (SBB) to Brig, main station.

Various Postbus lines are available at the station.

Getting there

By private vehicle or Postbus.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'954E 1'121'617N
DD
46.244488, 8.021495
DMS
46°14'40.2"N 8°01'17.4"E
UTM
32T 424566 5121677
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can obtain the SwissTopo hiking map "Simplon" at the Brig and Simplon Tourist Office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
824 m
Descent
890 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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