Winter hike Simplonpass
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Winter hiking SimplonPhoto: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Before reaching the end of the hike, you will pass through various untouched landscapes with breathtaking views. The Barralhaus and Alte Spittel are particularly exciting along the circular hiking trail. The Barralhaus is an impressive and fascinating H-shaped building that was originally built for seminars and then used by the Swiss army. The Alte Spittel is the former hospice built in 1650 by Kaspar Stockalper.
At this place, one has the possibility to leave the path at the nearby bus stop or to continue walking until one arrives again at the Simplon Pass.
There are restaurants on the Simplon Pass:
- Hotel Monte Leone
- Hotel Simplonblick
Rest stopsHotel Monte Leone
Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Safety informationThe Simplon Pass is situated at around 2,000 metres above sea level. Pay close attention to weather conditions and the danger of avalanches . Brig Simplon Tourismus and the operators accept no liability. The winter hiking trail is not signposted.
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Before the goal of the hike is reached, you hike through various untouched landscapes with breathtaking views. Particularly exciting: along the circular hiking trail are the Barralhaus and the Alte Spittel. The Barralhaus is an impressive and fascinating H-shaped building that was originally built for seminars and then used by the Swiss army. The Old Spittel is the former hospice built by Kaspar Jodok Stockalper in 1650, at which point you can either leave the path at the nearby bus stop or continue until you get back to the Simplon Pass.
Public-transport-friendlyFrom the SBB railway station in Brig, you can easily reach the Simplon Pass by PostBus. The hiking trail starts at the Simplonpass, Monte Leone stop.
Getting thereBy PostBus or private vehicle.
ParkingYou can park your car free of charge on the Simplon Pass.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
- hiking poles
- good and waterproof footwear
- weather-dependent (waterproof) and warm clothing
- sun protection
printout of the hiking trail (click "Print" to download).
You can rent snowshoeing equipment in Brig from the glacier sport. (41 27 923 46 46)
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