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Hiking: Via Stockalper

Via Stockalper                               ViaStockalper

The turmoil of the Thirty Years' War favoured the rise of the trader Kaspar Stockalper. Many magnificent buildings in his home at Valais bear witness to his wealth and can be seen on your hike along old mule trails to the south. Your tour starts at the Stockalper palace in Brig and takes you up to the Simplon Pass, which was one of the most important routes to Italy in earlier times. Though it is a comfortable path along the Diveria today, traders and smugglers struggled through it earlier via the Furggupass. Both trials are available to you and take you to Gondo where your journey ends with a night in Stockalperturm. 

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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.

approx. 12 km
approx. 5.5 h
1600 m
220 m

Descent on the south side of the Simplonpass through fascinating Alpine cultural and natural landscape with alp settlements and hamlets to Simplon village. Almost always along the Stockalperweg trail. Museum on the history of the pass in Simplon village.

approx. 9 km
approx. 2.5 h
160 m
520 m

Crossing of the wild Gondoschlucht (gorge) on three generations of roadways with historic buildings from four centuries and breathtaking natural landscape. History of the Simplon in the old army barracks and Stockalperturm in Gondo.

approx. 9 - 13 km
approx. 2.5 - 5 h
0 - 670 m
630 - 1300 m

Tour character

The paths are well developed and easy to walk, only the first stage is a little more difficult with the steep climb up to the Simplon Pass.

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Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Brig
  Season 1
12.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 11.10.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Via Stockalper 5 days TO, CH-WSWBG-05X
Base price
545.-
575.-
Surcharge Single Room 165.- 165.-

Middle-class hotels, Hotel on Simplon Pass: rooms with shower/WC in the corridor 

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Via Stockalper 5 days TO, CH-WSWBG-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
545.-
165.-
575.-
165.-

Middle-class hotels, Hotel on Simplon Pass: rooms with shower/WC in the corridor 

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Brig
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Gondo
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Brig
  Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Brig
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Gondo
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast  
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room) 
  • GPS data available 
  • Service hotline 

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure :

  • Parking spaces at Brig railway station. CHF 8 per day. 
  • Return journey by bus to Brig. Duration approx. 1.5 h. 
  • Return journey by bus via Domodossola or Iselle and by train to Brig. Duration approx. 1 h. 
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous":

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

 

Travel documents "digital":

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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