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Rundweg Simplon Dorf

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  • Blick auf Simplon Dorf
    / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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  • / Bleikenkappelle
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  • / Simplon Dorf von unterwegs
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  • / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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  • / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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  • / Unterhalb Simplon Dorf
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  • / Bei Simplon Dorf
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  • / Das im italienischen Stil erbaute Simplon Dorf
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  • / Simplon Dorf
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  • / Pfarrkirche Simplon
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Over 850-year-old larch trees, old Maiensässe, rugged cliffs of the Chrummbach... all this and much more can be admired in a few metres from Simplon Dorf.
Open
easy
Distance 6.4 km
2:00 h
303 m
303 m

From Simplon Dorf, the trail leads over the deeply cut Chrummbach to the opposite "Hitte", single-farmed, formerly temporarily inhabited Maiensässen.

The "Hittuwald" above consists of giant larches, some up to 850 years old. With the abandonment of the keeping of goats, which up to 50 years ago devoured the young trees, the old larches are displaced again by the young growth in the long term.

From the Bleikenkapelle the path leads down to Gabi with connection to the Stockalperweg and back up to Simplon Dorf.

Author’s recommendation

In Simplon Dorf a visit of the bakery and alpine dairy is worthwhile. Enjoy the Italian flair in one of the restaurants.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,481 m
Lowest point
1,220 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ecomuseum Simplon
Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Grina
Hotel Fletschhorn

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Further information at www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplon Dorf, Post (1,473 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'624E 1'116'207N
DD
46.195643, 8.055564
DMS
46°11'44.3"N 8°03'20.0"E
UTM
32T 427128 5116218
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Destination

Simplon Dorf, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Dorf - Brücke über die Doveria - Hüttenwald (Hittuwald) - Heji - Gabi - Stockalperweg - Simplon Dorf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Simplon Dorf is easily accessible by post bus.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle from Brig or Iselle.

Parking

Parking is available in Simplon Dorf.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'624E 1'116'207N
DD
46.195643, 8.055564
DMS
46°11'44.3"N 8°03'20.0"E
UTM
32T 427128 5116218
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes, it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountaineering 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
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
303 m
Descent
303 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip Dog-friendly

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