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Simplon Pass

Brig 3900, Switzerland
+41 27 979 10 10
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Trek from Italy to Switzerland with Transport from Arona
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The Simplon Pass (French: Col du Simplon; German: Simplonpass; Italian: Passo del Sempione) (2,005 m or 6,578 ft) is a high mountain pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. It connects Brig in the canton of Valais with Domodossola in Piedmont (Italy). The pass itself and the villages on each side of it, such as Gondo, are in Switzerland. The Simplon Tunnel was built beneath the vicinity of the pass in the early 20th century to carry rail traffic between the two countries. The lowest point of the col, and the lowest point on the watershed between the basins of the Rhone and the Po in Switzerland lies in marshland about 500 m (1,640 ft) west of the Simplon Pass settlement at an altitude of 1,994 m or 6,542 ft.[2] Rotelsee is a lake located near the pass at an elevation of 2,028 m (6,654 ft).
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful drive from Switzerland to Italy. The road winds its way from Brig with scenic views of meadows and mountains. At the top, an eagle stature, constructed during the first world war guards Switzerland with bell ringing cows freckling in a meadow just below. The...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Domodosolla by bus and wandered round the town. Great little town and very cheap drinks. Came back by bus rather than the train so we could get off at the pass and spend some time admiring the views.

Thank DandD
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you liked the Simplon region and would be pleased to have you back soon. Kind regards Your Simplon Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Simplon Pass (2,005 m or 6,578 ft) is a high mountain pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. The Simplon Pass links Brig (Valais) with Domodossola in Northern Italy. Drove through in late May on Globus tour. There was still...More

Thank chattygirl7491
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a clear day, and saw the best of Switzerland valleys and mountains.We went by coach and experienced dramatic gradients.

Thank John W
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the 5* rating.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Brig, Switzerland to Milan, Italy. We gave fantastic weather, although probably too hot it was very clear. Throughout the climb and decent the rise feels safe the whole time. The views of snow capped mountains and waterfalls delight at each turn. Plenty...More

Thank L_K1509
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We would love to have you back some time soon. All the best Your Brig Simplon Tourism Team

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Traveling through the Simplon pass on the way to Italy or coming from Italy to Switzerland is a great road trip experience. This could be one reason why we say groups of travelers driving Ferraris and Porches through the pass. Our journey started from Brig...More

Thank SomedayTrips
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We like to hear that you enjoyed the trip over Simplon pass. We hope to have you back soon. Kind regards Brig Simplon Tourismus

Reviewed 20 May 2017

After visiting Isola Bella in Italy, our tour group returned to Switzerland via the stunning Simplon Pass. It is approximately 40 miles of unparalleled beauty, and runs from the Italian town of Domodossoia to Brig. It is also one of the most important routes between...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My first adventure traveling with long distance european international train connections and transportation took place many years ago. I was going from France into Northern Italy long before the modern improvements for safety and rail travel had been made there. I chose to get on...More

1  Thank GiudoLocattelli
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Today I traveled over the pass. I was traveling from Milan Italy to Brig, Switzerland. It was snowing heavily and quickly became white out conditions with gusting winds. We could not see in front of us. The roads were not plowed. This was a terrifying...More

Thank SEC247
BrigSimplonTourismus, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you very much for your review. Yes, the pass can be rough. Since the altitude is about 2000 metres above sea level there are a few days during winter where the weather is unfortunate. Simplonpass is one of few passes that can be used...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went here with a group for an avalanche course. Great region for ski touring and hiking. No ski lifts, just nature and mountains.

Thank Lubomir C
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Chris C
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No. You have a lot of Space for your Car. This is one of the best Passes to drive here in Switzerland.
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