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Gondo: Schmugglerpfad nach Bugliaga

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  • Bugliaga Dentro
    / Bugliaga Dentro
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Bugliaga
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Presa Cima
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Dorf Gondo
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Bugliaga
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Ramserna - Presa
    Photo: Empfang Brig Simplon Tourismus, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Presa Cima
    Photo: Empfang Brig Simplon Tourismus, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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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.
moderate
Distance 6.9 km
3:00 h
702 m
341 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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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
955 m
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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


all notes on protected areas

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.

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
702 m
Descent
341 m
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