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Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald

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  • Mäderlücke
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Simplon Hospiz, Hospiz Rothwald, Post Steinadler Simplonpass Restaurant Mäderlicka Hotel Simplon-Blick Rothwald
This hike takes you from the Simplon Pass in a southeasterly direction over the Mäderlicka and near the SAC Hut Monte Leone over the Chaltwasser Pass to Rothwald.
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
4:30 h
889 m
1,138 m
2,887 m
1,749 m

By post bus you reach the Simplon Pass (2005 m.a.s.l.). The path begins at the hospice and leads in the direction of Chaltwasser. Here a detour to the SAC hut Monte Leone is possible.  The path continues to Mäderlicka (2887 m.a.s.l.). The descent is very steep and requires good footwear. Partly slippery and rock scree as a base. Via Hohbiel you reach the bus stop in the Rothwald.

 

Further information can be found at www.brig-simplon.ch

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the two pass crossings Chaltwasser and Mäderlicka.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,887 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 4.95%Path 92.26%Road 2.78%
Forested/wild trail
0.5 km
Path
10.1 km
Road
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Ganterwald
Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Further information on www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz post bus stop (1,997 m)
Coordinates:
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2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
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Destination

Rothwald, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Hospiz - Chalti Wasser - Mäderlicka - Jochtwald - Rothwald

 

The hike can be continued from Rothwald to Brig via the Stockalperweg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig you travel by post bus to the Simplon Pass.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplon Pass and in Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
889 m
Descent
1,138 m
Highest point
2,887 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
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