The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
This high-altitude trail is a busy access route via the Bistinen Pass to the world-renowned Simplon Pass. It crosses the wild and romantic Nanz Valley. From Giw head towards the Gebidem Pass from where there is a magnificent view of the Valais and Bernese Alps. Then follow the natural road towards Mättwe in the Nanz Valley before climbing to the Bistinen Pass (2400m). Descend in the direction of the Simplon Pass to finish the tour.
End of tour: Simplonpass (hospice)
Technical requirements: medium
Physical fitness: medium
Distnace: 17,85 km
Vertical metres: + 743m/ -720m
Hiking time: 5h30
Season: July to October
Restaurants and pubs: Visperterminen Giw and Simplon
Accomodation: Visperterminen and Simplon