The Stockalperweg (ViaStockalper), a mule track developed more than 300 years ago by Kaspar Stockalper, has been revived as a cultural hike for several years now.
Distance 12.3 km
The first stage of the Stockalperweg leads from Brig to the Simplon Pass.
The historic Alpine crossing runs along four generations of roads (Roman, Stockalper, Napoleon, National Road). Combined with cultural highlights and an impressive alpine flora in an imposing mountain backdrop, the Stockalperweg is a real experience.
The sights along the historic ViaStockalper tell many stories. So that you can fully enjoy these experiences, we recommend that you walk the route in 3 stages.
ViaStockalper hiking package
In the footsteps of ingenious Kaspar Stockalper over the Simplon Pass. Brig-Gondo in 4 days. Price: from CHF 359 incl. hotel accommodation, luggage transfer, free PostBus travel, packed lunches, admission to museums, guided tour of Stockalperschloss and much more.
Passing the Stockalperschloss in Brig, the path leads along the so-called "Römerweg" through open meadowland via the hamlet of Brei to the "Chräjubielwald". The steep step to "Chalchofe" is overcome in two hairpin bends. The slope path to Schallberg was built by Stockalper in 1667 and offers a view of the impressive Saltina Gorge. After the descent to the floodplain landscape in the "Grund", the path follows the Tafernabach over five wooden footbridges to the former Taferna Inn. Along artfully designed serpentines you cross the last steep step to the top of the pass.
You can travel comfortably by train (SBB) to Brig, main station.
There are several post bus lines available at the station.
By train or post bus to Brig, train station
There are several parking garages in Brig.
32T 422221 5130000
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
"Wandern am Simplon"
The publication "Wandern am Simplon" (2008) is a veritable treasure trove for stories and facts from very different areas.
Dr. Klaus Anderegg, as editor, has composed the contributions of numerous authors to the impressive overall picture. On 368 pages eight routes of the unique alpine and mountain region Simplon are presented in a great variety of natural, cultural and historical treasures and curiosities.
Fr. 48 plus packaging and shipping costs; available from Ecomuseum Simplon, 3907 Simplon Dorf, firstname.lastname@example.org (ISBN: 978-3-905756-31-9)