Hikes

Hikes

Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg open

A very varied hike to the Alps at the foot of the Mountain Fletschhorn and it offers an unforgettable overview of the entire Simplon Valley.

The trail leads from Engeloch down to the Krummbach, over the Chlusmatte alpine relay and the following slope on the left bank of the little river "Ritzibach" up to the platform Wysse Bode. At the end of the bottom, the trail leads through a steep slope of rocky outcrops. These are overcome east of the waterfall over the ramp. Then a steep climb up the moraine to the Sirwolt lakes follows. After a well-earned rest at the upper lake, you head east over the steep scree to the upper Wysse Bode. Climb the ramp and continue through the hollow onto the ridge between Mountain Schildhorn and Mountain Wyssbodehorn. Pay close attention to the red and white markings.   The ascent to the Mountain Wyssbodehorn is rewarded by an unforgettable view over the entire Simplon valley with the Monte Leone massif, the fascinating view of the Fletschhorn north face in the west, the Valais Alps in the north and the mountain scenery of the Ossola in the south. The descent to Simplon Dorf is first pleasant and then steeper.   Further information

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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at Engeloch. Then you hike via Wysse Bode up to the lake Sirwoltesee. The trail then leads up to the Wyssbodehorn. The descent from the summit goes via Furgghalte to Rossbodestafel. Finally, you reach the ViaStockalper in Egga, on which you hike to the village Simplon Dorf.

Start: Engeloch, post bus stop (1781 m)
Destination: Simplon Dorf, Post (1476 m)

Author's recommendation

A first rest is emphatic at the Sirwoltensee. In Simplon Dorf, it is worth stopping at one of the four restaurants with Italian flair.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2615 m 1477 m

  • Ascent

    834 m

  • Descent

    1139 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Engeloch is easily accessible by post bus. (bus stop)

Approach

By post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engeloch.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Safety information

This hike is only suitable for sure-footed, experienced and giddy mountain hikers. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Maps

Hiking maps are available at the Brig and Simplon Dorf Tourist Office.