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Border Trail Simplon - Binntal PDF Print E-mail

Swiss - Italian Border Trail Simplon - Binntal

Alpine border passes off the beaten tracks

New 2010! The southern side of the Upper Valais has no famous peak names to offer but this wild and impressive area is perfect for alpine hikers.

Starting at the Simplon pass, the tour crosses several alpine passes between Switzerland and Italy and ends in the romantic Binntal valley. On the Italian side you will discover the wonderful Nature Park Alpe Veglia - Alpe Devero.

Rugged mountains alternate with charming valleys and see landscapes. The pass climbs are challenging but the hiker is rewarded by the fantastic views at the top.

Guided hiking tour with accommodation in mountain cabins and mountain inns
Duration4 days
Th. 16.09-2010 - Su. 19.09.2010
Price 342 € from the Simplon Hospice to Binn
Grade demanding. Reserved for experienced hikers free of vertigo
Participantsmin. 3 – max. 9
IncludedTour lead
2 x accommodation with half board in mountain cabins (dormitories)
1 x accommodation with half board in mountain inn (dormitories)
Bus transfers according to detailed itinerary
Reduction for Alpine Club members: 8 €
Not included
Travel to Simplon and from Binn

Ablauf der Tour:

16.09.2010: Simplon Pass 2009 m – Mäderlücke 2887 m – Bortelhütte 2075 m
You meet the tour lead in the morning at the Simplon Hospice (accommodation possible the day before). Ascent through the Chaltwassertälli to the Chaltwasserpass, at the foot of the imposing Monte Leone. From the Mäderhorn summit (2852 m) scenic view on the high summits of Valais and the Bernese Alps.

Uphill 1050 m, downhill 980 m, hiking time 6 h

17.09.2010: Bortelhütte 2075 m – Furggubäumlücke 2686 m – Alpe Veglia 1760 m (Italy)
We ascent an impressive pass. The last climb to the pass is facilitated by iron steps. Descent to the charming Alpe Veglia on the Italian side.

Uphill 770 m, downhill 1080 m, hiking time 5 h

18.09.2010: Alpe Veglia 1760 m – Passo di Valtendra 2431 m – Crampiolo 1767 m
Today you will discover the wonderful Nature Park Alp Veglia - Alpe Devero with its moor landscapes and larch forests. From the pass it is possible to climb the Cima di Valtendra (2693 m). In Crampiolo  you will savour traditional italian dishes.

Uphill 600 m, downhill 520 m, hiking time 5 ½ h (without summit)

19.09.2010: Crampiolo 1767 m – Geisspfad 2469 m – Binn 1400 m
A last, alpine trip in a fantastic landscape. Before reaching the pass you must climb a ladder embedded in the rocks. The descent to Binn is one of the most splendid tours in the new Nature Park Binntal.

Uphill 700 m, downhill 1070 m, hiking time 6 h

Further Infos:

You can reach the Simplon pass and Binntal by bus from Brig.

In case of bad weather the tour lead will choose wherever possible a lighter trail.

Contact us if you wish to travel earlier or extend your stay in the Swiss Alps.

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