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Simplon Pass, Brig

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Located between Lepontine Alps and Pennine Alps, Simplon Pass links Brig in Switzerland with Domodossola in Italy. Now usually open in the winter, this high mountain pass was used as early as the Stone Age. Until the 17th century, it was generally crossed by mercenaries and smugglers. Today, hikers use a historic mule trail to go from Brig to Gondo, where they can cross into Italy. In a renovated inn in Simplon Village, two museums provide additional reasons to visit. Remember that most people can hike the route in about three days, with overnight stays in Simplon Village and on the pass itself. Before you head to Brig, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brig trip builder website, to make sure you see all that Brig has to offer, including Simplon Pass.
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  • In summer the Simplon Pass is alive with wild flowers and makes the perfect starting point for a short hike. The eagle memorial from the 1940s is interesting, and the historic 17th century Old... 
    In summer the Simplon Pass is alive with wild flowers and makes the perfect starting point for a short hike. The eagle memorial from the 1940s is interesting, and the historic 17th century Old...  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant, what a road! Scenery is stunning, road itself is excellent, We had great weather, so it was even better. It's an absolute must, if you are planning to go between Italy and... 
    Absolutely brilliant, what a road! Scenery is stunning, road itself is excellent, We had great weather, so it was even better. It's an absolute must, if you are planning to go between Italy and...  more »
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  • Beautiful, snow capped mountain. Worth the trip.
  • Scenic pass to get to and from Italy. Easy driving and good roads

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