Simplon Pass Route

Brig–Simplon–Gondo–Iselle–Domodossola

Take a trip on the Simplon Pass Route, trace the footsteps of Napoleon, and experience an unforgettable journey from the Alpine city of Brig via the Simplon Pass to the small Italian town of Domodossola.

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  • Sacro Monte Calvario: a small Alpine jewel
      Sacro Monte Calvario: a small Alpine jewel Nature

    On the Sacred Mountain Domodossola, and sanctuary on the Mattarella Hill overlooking Domodossola, nature, faith, history and art harmoniously merge. The crucifix path, followed through the ages by pilgrims, winds its way up to the chapel– and the sacred Sacro Monte Calvario site naturally shares a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • «Small Simplon Express»: Full steam ahead on a discovery tour
      «Small Simplon Express»: Full steam ahead on a discovery tour Railways etc.

    The «Kleinen Simplon Express» takes you on a leisurely journey of discovery through Brig and Naters. Not only do you see the sights, but learn a lot of interesting facts during the comfortable train journey. Saturdays in summer provide an additional highlight, with possible visits to the Swiss Papal Guards museum above Naters.

  • Stockalper Castle: an empty palace
      Stockalper Castle: an empty palace Culture/Sightseeing

    The castle was built in the 17th century by Kaspar Stockalper, and represents Switzerland’s largest private construction of the times. Thanks to his knowledge in trade, Stockalper was richer and more powerful than other noble gentry. Today, the castle is uninhabited and visitors enjoy guided tours.

  • ViaStockalper: a piece of pass history
      ViaStockalper: a piece of pass history Hiking

    With the extension of the trade path over the Simplon Pass, Kaspar Stockalper established an excellent basis for his trade imperium. Trace back history on the ViaStockalper path that leads from Brig to Domodossola. Here, at times, you find yourself treading on the old, original plastering of the notorious Alps pass crossing.