Hikes

Hikes

Laggintal loop in the Simplon area

The Laggintal impresses with its fauna and flora. In the valley you can find a rarity, the Christs Mohrenfalter (Erebia christi), beside many protected plants and animals.

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Length

    14.6 km

  • Duration

    5:30 h

  • Show on map

The tour starts below Simplon village in the Gabi. After crossing the Laggina stream, the ascent begins on the Stockalp trail (600 metres altitude difference) over the Feerbäärg, past the small, unique chapel and grazing herds of cattle to the Furggu pass. The closer Furggu ricks, the more exciting the view becomes.At the wooden lath, the trail turns right and continues to climb about 200 metres in altitude. Below the Guggilihorn, the trail continues until the view opens up towards the Laggintal valley with views of the waterfalls and the mountain peaks with glacier.The idyllic lake invites you to take a short rest before descending to the valley floor. After crossing the stream, the trail runs along the forest road back to the Gabi. Alternatively, you can take the turnoff in the direction of Simplon village.

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Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Gabi. After crossing the second bridge, the hike follows the Stockalperweg trail to Furggu. The Stockalperweg is marked with brown signposts. In Furggu the path branches off to the right and is then marked with red and white signs. At the lake, the trail branches off to the right and the descent begins. Along the forest road you hike through the entire valley in the direction of Gabi. At Bielti you leave the road and descend into Gabi.

Start: Gabi, post bus stop (1228 m)
Destination: Gabi, post bus stop (1228 m)

Author's recommendation

The Laggnital high-altitude trail is an insider tip for connoisseurs.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2134 m 1219 m

  • Ascent

    990 m

  • Descent

    990 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Gabi can be reached by post bus.

Approach

From Brig by post bus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

Parking is available in Gabi.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

 

For certain walks:

  •  Swimwear

 

Preparing your hike

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

 

For all hikes:

Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.

Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

Close gates after passing through.

Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.

Do not leave any waste in nature.

 

For mountain hikes:

Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.

Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.

 

For high-altitude hikes:

Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.

Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

 

Preparing your hike

Maps

Hiking maps are available from the Brig or Simplon Tourist Offices.