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Bord - Furggu - Seehorn - Gabi

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  • Gipfel Seehorn
    / Gipfel Seehorn
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  • / Wanderung auf das Seehorn
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  • / Einstieg Seehorn auf Furggu
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  • / Markierung Wanderweg
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  • / Gabi gesehen vom Seehorn aus
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  • / Im Hintergrund Simplon Dorf
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  • / Zwischbergen Bord
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  • / Aufstieg zum Seehorn
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  • / Wanderung zum Seehorn
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  • / See unterhalb vom Seehorn
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  • / Seehorn Gipfel mit Simplon Dorf im Hintergrund
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  • / Aufstieg zum Seehorn
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  • / Teich unterhalb des Seehorn
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  • / Teich unterhalb des Seehorn
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  • / Zwischbergental und Furggu
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  • / Kapelle vor Furggu
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  • / Zwischbergental
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Hotel Rest. Grina Seehorn Restaurant Zwischbergen Wegstock Furggi Furggu Zwischbergen, Bord Gabi (Simplon)
The rather strenuous hike to the Seehorn is rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and offers a tingling view deep into the Gondo Gorge.
difficult
Distance 10.9 km
5:00 h
1,086 m
1,215 m

The hike starts in the Zwischbergental, Bord. The ascent towards Furggu is on the Stockalperweg. The route is well signposted and you follow the brown "Stockalperweg" signs.

Once you reach Furggu, turn right towards Seehorn. The trail is very well marked. Through the Seehaltu forest you climb up to Seetole. There is a small lake here. Now the southwest flank of the Seehorn is clearly visible. With the goal in mind one hikes towards the Seehorn. The hike is also easy for those who are not free from giddiness. On the summit of the Seehorn one finds large meadows. Those who have vertigo should simply not step too close to the abyss.

Once at the top, you will discover the transmission mast with helicopter landing pad. The Seehorn towers majestically over the deep Gondos Gorge at 2439 metres above sea level. The view is overwhelming. Zwischbergental, Laggintal, Gondoschlucht, Alpjen, Simplon Dof and many other hamlets can be discovered.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget your binoculars! Because on the Seehorn you have wonderful views of the Alps, which are worth a closer look.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Seehorn, 2,436 m
Lowest point
1,220 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Zwischbergen
Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn
Furggu
Seehorn

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Further information is available from the Simplon Dorf and Brig Tourist Offices.

Start

Zwischbergen, Bord (1,358 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'204E 1'112'546N
DD
46.162369, 8.114482
DMS
46°09'44.5"N 8°06'52.1"E
UTM
32T 431633 5112469
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Destination

Simplon, Gabi

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in the Zwischbergental, Bord. When arriving in the Zwischbergental, please note the call bus, which must be reserved by 18:00 the day before. Parking spaces are also available on board. The ascent towards Furggu is on the Stockalperweg. The route is well signposted and you follow the brown signposts "Stockalperweg".

Once you reach Furggu, turn right towards Seehorn. The trail is very well marked. Through the Seehaltu forest you climb up to Seetole. There is a small lake here. Now the southwest flank of the Seehorn is clearly visible. With the goal in mind one hikes towards the Seehorn. The hike is also easy for those who are not free from giddiness. On the summit of the Seehorn one finds large meadows. Those who have vertigo should simply not step too close to the abyss.

Once at the top, you will discover the transmission mast with helicopter landing pad. The Seehorn towers majestically over the deep Gondos Gorge at 2439 metres above sea level. The view is overwhelming. Zwischbergental, Laggintal, Gondoschlucht, Alpjen, Simplon Dof and many other hamlets can be discovered. Here you can spend some time and explore the landscape with binoculars.

The descent to Furggu follows the same route. Once in Furggu, continue towards Gabi on the Stockalperweg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Zwischbergen can be reached with the call bus. You can reach Gondo by post bus from Brig or Iselle (IT).

How easy PubliCar Zwischbergen works

  1. Dial the call bus reservation number of your region (+41 79 713 70 02)
  2. Indicate your pick-up and destination locations and the desired arrival time
  3. Get in and enjoy your mobile independence

Order your trip at least two hours before departure and until 18.00 in the evening.

The PubliCar courses in summer only run if reservations have been made.

Getting there

With the call bus or car to Zwischbergen, Bord.

End of the tour at the post bus stop Simplon, Gabi.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in the Zwischbergen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'204E 1'112'546N
DD
46.162369, 8.114482
DMS
46°09'44.5"N 8°06'52.1"E
UTM
32T 431633 5112469
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Wandern am Simplon"

The publication "Wandern am Simplon" (2008) is a veritable treasure trove for stories and facts from very different areas.

Dr. Klaus Anderegg, as editor, has composed the contributions of numerous authors to the impressive overall picture. On 368 pages eight routes of the unique alpine and mountain region Simplon are presented in a great variety of natural, cultural and historical treasures and curiosities.

Fr. 48 plus packaging and shipping costs; available from Ecomuseum Simplon, 3907 Simplon Dorf, ecomuseum@simplon.ch (ISBN: 978-3-905756-31-9)

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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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,086 m
Descent
1,215 m
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