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Simplon Pass

Simplonstreed | Simplonpass, 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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Simplonstreed | Simplonpass, Brig 3900, Switzerland
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"high mountain"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Passed through on way over to Italy, plenty of snow so very scenic. Lovely views as we came back into Switzerland.

Thank Greystones23
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BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the feedback :) We are glad you liked it.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to travel the Pass before all snow had gone. Great decision. Very nice road up there, through the pass and down the other side. Scenery throughout is spectacular (we were lucky enough to jag a day with glorious sunshine). Snow on the Pass was...More

Thank Jock RG A
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BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We love it!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Lots to see here and hike. Stay at the monastery. Be sure to drive past the big bird and down the canyon a ways. Lots there too.

Thank Pjay99
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BrigSimplonTourismus, Inhaber at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you very much for the nice review.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Simplon Pass at 6,578 feet, is a high mountain pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. So that's WHERE it is. It's symbolically important and the Simplon Tunnel built beneath the vicinity of the pass saves traffic lots of time....More

Thank Violette54
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BrigSimplonTourismus, Inhaber at Simplon Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for the 4* rating!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Simplon Pass in the Canton of Valais Swiss Alps Switzerland is a very high mountain pass. Drove thru on the way from Italy where we stayed in Lake Como or a few days.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We drove through this pass in our way from Italy. It was amazing! We pulled over so many times to take picture! Would have loved to go for a walk around, but didn’t have the time. One of the most beautiful drives we have ever...More

Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

2005 mt above sea level! Great view. Nature all around. In winter season take a ride with your car and enjoy the snow.

1  Thank BUGI_70
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Drove over the pass returning from Italy and had great views. Plenty of overtaking opportunities on a route much frequented by trucks. Cafe at summit indifferent.

Thank twozerouk .
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a short trip from Geneva to Zurich and decided last minute to drive instead of train etc. **BEWARE OF SPEED TRAPS! On our way from Geneva we saw a lot of speed cameras (figuring we could go 9 km/hr over the speed limit...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Do this, the vistas are amazing and you get a great taste of Switzerland. It was one of the few places in Switzerland that actually had regular pull offs to be able to stop and enjoy the view.

Thank JCW703
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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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