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Pilgrim Trail Multistage tour

Pilgern auf dem Stockalperweg (Brig-Domodossola)

Pilgrim Trail · Switzerland
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  • Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche
    / Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche
    Photo: Thomas Andermatten, Brig, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • Beinhaus
    / Beinhaus
    Photo: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
  • Kirchturm
    / Kirchturm
    Photo: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
  • Kirche Naters
    / Kirche Naters
    Photo: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
  • Beinhaus in Naters
    / Beinhaus in Naters
    Photo: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
  • Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche - Goldene Pforte
    / Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche - Goldene Pforte
    Photo: Thomas Andermatten, Brig, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • Stockalper's Castle
    / Stockalper's Castle
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Photo spot at the Stockalper Palace
    Photo: Brig-Simplon Tourismus, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Kollegiumskirche
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kappelle Hl. Rita
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kapelle Burgspitz
    Photo: Jean-Louis Pitteloud, Jean-Louis Pitteloud
  • / Kirche Ried-Brig mit Regenbogen
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Hospiz Simplon
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Eggen Kapelle
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Simplon Dorf
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Bleikenkappelle
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kapelle vor Furggu
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kapelle Maria Brunn
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • /
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
500 1000 1500 2000 2500 m km 10 20 30 40 50 60 Naters: Pfarrkirche St. Mauritius Beinhaus in Naters Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche Stockalperpalast Kollegiumskirche Kapelle der Hl. Rita Burgspitz Kapelle Mariä Verkündigung Pfarrkirche Herz Jesu Hospiz Simplon Eggen Kapelle Pfarrkirche Simplon Bleiken Kapelle Wegstock Furggi Brukapelle Parrocchiale di San Lorenzo

From the big parish of Naters and the alpine town of Brig, believers have been pilgrimages for centuries via the Simplon to Italy (Sacro Monte Calvario) and on to Novara (Fanziskusweg).

difficult
68.9 km
25:00 h
3739 m
4132 m

History has it that the Romans had already used the Simplon as an Alpine crossing. More than a thousand years later, in the late Middle Ages, the historical path between Brig and Gondo was developed by Kaspar von Stockalper into a mule track. The successful merchant was one of the great personalities of the Valais in the 17th century. In the late Middle Ages, numerous pilgrims, monks and churchmen travelled over the Simplon Pass, along with mule skinners and carters, merchants, scholars, jugglers and soldiers of war.

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2104 m
Lowest point
278 m
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Start

Brig, train station (671 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.319142, 7.987316
UTM
32T 422037 5130005

Destination

Domodossola

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Brig and Domodossola can be reached by international trains. Individual stages can be reached by PostBus or Comazzi bus.

Getting there

By car or train to Brig (CH) or Domodossola (IT).

Parking

Parking is available in both cities.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
68.9 km
Duration
25:00 h
Ascent
3739 m
Descent
4132 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

Statistics

  • 5 Stages
July 02, 2019
Stage 1
11.3 km
3:25 h
460 m
217 m
by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
July 03, 2019
Stage 2
11.3 km
4:48 h
1344 m
270 m
by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
July 03, 2019
Stage 3
18.6 km
6:17 h
712 m
1349 m
by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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Pilgern (Zwischbergen - Bognanco)

July 03, 2019
Stage 4
13.7 km
5:10 h
811 m
1190 m
by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Pilgrim Trail · Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Pilgern (Bognanco - Domodossola)

July 03, 2019
Stage 5
13.8 km
5:08 h
429 m
1119 m
by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG,   Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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