On the trail of history in the Simplon region

Simplon Hospiz

Simplon Pass was an important Pass Crossing connecting the Valais to Northern Italy as early as the Middle Age. The renowned merchant Kaspar von Stockalper used the route for his transactions, as did Napoleon later on. The region of the Simplon offers hikers an incredible mountain panorama and an impressive alpine flora. Alpine roses as far as the eye can see...

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The ridge path from Simplon Pass to Simplon village starts at the legendary hospice and then for the most part follows the left valley flank going South. After a short ascent a magnificent view with the glaciated peaks of Fletschhorn in the center is revealed. From here to Homatta the hiking trail leads through extensive meadows with Alpine roses and many other mountain flowers. After reaching the valley floor at Egga and crossing the river, the hiking trail runs more or less along the raging torrent of the river all the way down to Simplon village.

Begin of tour: Simplon hospice bus station
Access starting point: Arrival by bus from Brig
Point of arrival: Simplon village bus station, Postal bus
Access point of arrival: Return trip by bus to Brig
Hiking time: 3 hours
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: medium easy
Altitude difference: 150 m ascent and 700 m descent
Season: June - October
Gastronomy: Simplon Pass, Simplon village
Literature: Hiking map SAW Visp 1:50,000



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