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 13.3 km
The third stage of the Stockalperweg leads from Simplon Dorf to Gondo but not through the infamous Gondo Gorge. But via "Furggu" into the Zwischbergental. On the right side of the Zwischbergental, the path leads out of the valley to the gold mines and past the ruins of the smelting works. Through a beech forest you descend on an original mule track to Gondo.
Combined with cultural highlights and an impressive alpine flora in an impressive mountain scenery, 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.
From the "Alte Gasthof" in Simplon Dorf the mule track leads through the "Stutzji" and through the Chluisä meadowland down to the hamlet of Gabi. The Stockalperweg climbs up to the path chapel at Chrizji on well-built, narrow hairpin bends in the direction of Furggu. The steep descent from Furggu through larch woods to the "Chatzhalte" farmstead runs flatter to the Serasee, which received a new dam wall in 2011. On the right side of the Zwischberg valley, the trail leads out of the valley to the gold mines and past the ruins of the smelting plant. Through a beech forest, the original mule track leads down to Gondo.
In Gondo, in Hof, in Bällegga, at the Sera reservoir and in Bord there is a connection to the Gondo-Zwischbergen post bus line. Please note that this is a call bus, i.e. the bus only runs if reservations have been made in advance. Please do not forget to register at least two hours before departure at Postbus on +41 79 713 70 02 so that the bus can pick you up.
By private vehicle or Postbus.
Parking is available in Simplon Dorf and Gondo.
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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)