90 ViaStockalper
90 ViaStockalper
90 ViaStockalper
90 ViaStockalper
90 ViaStockalper
90 ViaStockalper

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ViaStockalper

Stage 1, Brig–Simplonpass

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ViaStockalper

A spectacular climb high above the Saltinaschlucht (gorge) and through the lonely Taverntal valley to the Simplonpass. Impressive historic trail and buildings such as Stockalper Castle in Brig and the Hospiz (hospice) at the head of the pass.
A spectacular climb high above the Saltinaschlucht (gorge) and through the lonely Taverntal valley to the Simplonpass. Impressive historic trail and buildings such as Stockalper Castle in Brig and the Hospiz (hospice) at the head of the pass.
12 km
1600 m | 260 m
5 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brig
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

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Hint
Rail/bus/boat: long section, please note postbus recommendation No. 351 Brig–Schallberg–Simplon Pass.
Ascent Simplonpass (Schallberg)
351
Ascent Simplonpass (Schallberg)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Brig, Bahnhof–Schallberg
or
Schallberg–Brig, Bahnhof
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 620m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Simplon Hospiz, Hospiz
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the communities. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
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Valrando
Rue Pré-Fleuri 6
1951 Sion
info@valrando.ch
www.valrando.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Brig
Hotel Europe
Hotel Europe
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Bookable offers

90 Via Stockalper
90 Via Stockalper
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Places of interest

Castle Kaspar Stockalper
Castle Kaspar Stockalper
Museum of the Swiss Guards
Museum of the Swiss Guards
Simplon-Hospice
Simplon-Hospice
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization