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Gondo: Schmugglerpfad nach Bugliaga

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  • Bugliaga Dentro
    Bugliaga Dentro
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The hike from the border town of Gondo (CH) to Bugliaga (I) was opened to hikers in 2017. The route used to serve as a smuggler's trail between Switzerland and Italy.
Open
moderate
Distance 12.7 km
5:25 h
839 m
1,166 m
1,605 m
621 m

Take the post bus over the Simplon Pass in the direction of Gondo. Get off at the post bus stop "Ramserna" and take the ascent to Presa Cima under your legs. At Presa Cima, the 2017 new hiking trail towards Bugliaga begins. In Bugliaga Dentro is the Agriturismo Bugliaga Dentro. The Agriturismo knows how to show off with authentic goat products. Strengthened you hike about one hour until you reach the village Bugliaga. In Bugliaga there is a scheduled bus service to Varzo in summer. In Varzo the Lötschberger runs through the Simplon tunnel back to Brig.

Author’s recommendation

In Bugliaga you can take the Prontobus to Varzo and return to the train station. You can find the timetable under "More info and links".
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Lena Imstepf 
Update: June 27, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
621 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.03%Forested/wild trail 10.97%Path 76.98%Road 1.99%
Asphalt
1.3 km
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
Path
9.8 km
Road
0.3 km
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Prontobus Vale Divedro

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Start

Gondo, Switzerland (954 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.198242, 8.126693
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 8°07'36.1"E
UTM
32T 432619 5116444
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Destination

Bugliaga, Italy

Turn-by-turn directions

Gondo, Ramserna - Presa Cima - Bugliaga Dentro - Bugliaga

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The hike can be reached by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

Take the post bus to the Ramserna stop. Or by car to Gondo.

Parking

In Gondo there is a multi-storey car park available.

Coordinates

DD
46.198242, 8.126693
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 8°07'36.1"E
UTM
32T 432619 5116444
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Simplon and Brig Tourist Offices.

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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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
5:25 h
Ascent
839 m
Descent
1,166 m
Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
621 m
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