Bisses

Bisses

Heido

Some academics trace the name “Heido” back to the expression “Heidenleitung” or “Heathen (Pre-Christian) Channel”, suggesting that this bisse was built in the Roman era. The first historical mention of the Heido dates back to 1305, but there are only a few written records of this sort before this date in the Valais.

Information

Starting point: Simplonpass (1'962m)
Destination: Giw (2'006m)
Difficulty: difficult
Distance: 17.5 km
Vertical metres: +610m, -650m
Hiking time: 5h20
Restaurants and pubs: Simplonpass, Giw