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Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

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  • waterfall at Sirwolte
    waterfall at Sirwolte
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Sennerei Simplon Dorf Wyssbodehorn Engeloch VS Simplon Dorf, Eggen Alpenbrunch Kapelle Eggen Hotel Grina
A very varied hike to the Alps at the foot of the Mountain Fletschhorn and it offers an unforgettable overview of the entire Simplon Valley.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
5:00 h
834 m
1,139 m
2,615 m
1,477 m
The trail leads from Engeloch down to the Krummbach, over the Chlusmatte alpine relay and the following slope on the left bank of the little river "Ritzibach" up to the platform Wysse Bode. At the end of the bottom, the trail leads through a steep slope of rocky outcrops. These are overcome east of the waterfall over the ramp. Then a steep climb up the moraine to the Sirwolt lakes follows. After a well-earned rest at the upper lake, you head east over the steep scree to the upper Wysse Bode. Climb the ramp and continue through the hollow onto the ridge between Mountain Schildhorn and Mountain Wyssbodehorn. Pay close attention to the red and white markings.

 

The ascent to the Mountain Wyssbodehorn is rewarded by an unforgettable view over the entire Simplon valley with the Monte Leone massif, the fascinating view of the Fletschhorn north face in the west, the Valais Alps in the north and the mountain scenery of the Ossola in the south. The descent to Simplon Dorf is first pleasant and then steeper.

 

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Author’s recommendation

A first rest is emphatic at the Sirwoltensee. In Simplon Dorf, it is worth stopping at one of the four restaurants with Italian flair.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mountain Wyssbode, 2,615 m
Lowest point
Simplon Dorf, 1,477 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 15.71%Path 77.77%Road 6.51%
Forested/wild trail
1.8 km
Path
8.8 km
Road
0.7 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Grina
Hotel Fletschhorn

Safety information

This hike is only suitable for sure-footed, experienced and giddy mountain hikers. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

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N°194 Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Start

Engeloch, post bus stop (1,781 m)
Coordinates:
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2'644'855E 1'119'363N
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46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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Destination

Simplon Dorf, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at Engeloch. Then you hike via Wysse Bode up to the lake Sirwoltesee. The trail then leads up to the Wyssbodehorn. The descent from the summit goes via Furgghalte to Rossbodestafel. Finally, you reach the ViaStockalper in Egga, on which you hike to the village Simplon Dorf.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Engeloch is easily accessible by post bus. (bus stop)

Getting there

By post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engeloch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'855E 1'119'363N
DD
46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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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.

Questions and answers

Question from Parawee Reichenbach · May 28, 2022 · Community
Guten Tag Ich möchte gerne die Wanderung als Geburtstagsgeschenk für meinen Freund planen. Wie kann ich die Beschreibung steiler Pfad genau intepretieren? Geht es steil aufwärt oder ist es links und rechts vom Pfad steil? Liebe Grüsse Parawee
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Hallo Parawee Beim Aufstieg vom Engeloch zum Sirwoltesee gibt es eine Stelle, die mit Eisentritten und einem Seil gesichert ist. Das Gelände fällt rechts ab. Ein Bild von der Stelle befindet sich in der Galerie. Das Höhenprofil zeigt den Auf- und Abstieg der Tour. Liebe Grüsse

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
834 m
Descent
1,139 m
Highest point
2,615 m
Lowest point
1,477 m
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