Swiss Passes

Simplon Pass

Valais - Swiss/Italian border

The Simplon pass was originally a route for smugglers and mercenaries in the times before Valais was even part of Switzerland. It took a wealthy merchant, Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper to elevate its worth and ultimately his own.

Simplon Pass
Simplon pass
46°15’03.5”N, 8°01’58.5”E
Profile of the Simplon pass
Brig > Gondo
Distance (km) 45
Altitude (m) 2005
Start Altitude (m) 680
End Altitude (m) 855

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