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Simplon Dorf - Alpjen - Gondoschlucht

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  • Wegweiser Richtung Alpjen
    / Wegweiser Richtung Alpjen
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Im Hittuwald bei Simplon Dorf Richung Alpjerbidi
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Hittuwald Richtung Alpjerbidi
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Alpjerbidi
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Blick vom Alpjerbidi Richtung Italien
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Alpjerbidi Richtung Alpjen
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Wanderweg Alpjerbidi
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Blick über Alpjen in die Gondoschlucht
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Alpjerbidi
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Blick in die Gondoschlucht
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Alte Kaserne in der Gondoschlucht
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 2000 1500 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Sennerei Simplon Dorf Hobielestaful Alte Kaserne
The Alpjä area lies on the rock terrace north of the Gondo Gorge. Many tourists are enchanted by the bizarre and massive beauty of the mountain landscape.
difficult
Distance 10.8 km
4:30 h
752 m
1,070 m

The challenging hiking trail begins at the school building in Simplon Dorf and crosses the Talbach (Chrummbach) on the bridge of the access road. At the end of the bridge, it branches off to the right, crosses the corridor road after a few metres and then climbs in many bends over Hobielestafel to Alpjerbidi. The Gondos Gorge opens before our feet. Even if it seems impossible at first glance, there is an easy mountain path through these rock walls. Its use, however, requires a head for heights and sure-footedness. Who doubts, rather take the way back via Hobielustaful to Simplon village. The mountain path leads in a north-easterly direction, initially almost flat, through the Alpjerwäng, until after about 700 m the short but steep zigzag path leads down to Alpjen/Egga. Here the path leads into an asphalted alpine road. On this little road you now descend to the stop "Alte Kaserne" at the Simplonstrasse.

 

Further information

Author’s recommendation

In Simplon Dorf and Gondo culinary delicacies are waiting to be discovered by you.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: August 16, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,192 m
Lowest point
1,157 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn

Safety information

From Alpjerbiedi this hike is only suitable for sure-footed, experienced mountain hikers who are free from vertigo. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Simplon Dorf, post bus stop (1,475 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'615E 1'116'199N
DD
46.195573, 8.055451
DMS
46°11'44.1"N 8°03'19.6"E
UTM
32T 427119 5116211
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Destination

Simplon Dorf, post bus stop Alte Kaserne

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Dorf - Hohbielstafel - Alpjerbidi - Alpjen - Alte Kaserne   

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Simplon Dorf and the Alte Kaserne on the Simplon Pass road can be reached by post bus.

Getting there

In Gabi, near the Alte Kaserne, in Ramserna and in Gondo there is a connection to the Simplon Postbus line. The tour can take place in both directions. You can also turn back in Alpjerbidi and take one of the variants back to Simplon Dorf.

Parking

Parking is available in Simplon Dorf and near the Alte Kaserne.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'615E 1'116'199N
DD
46.195573, 8.055451
DMS
46°11'44.1"N 8°03'19.6"E
UTM
32T 427119 5116211
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the Brig and Simplon Dorf 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
10.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
752 m
Descent
1,070 m
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