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Simplon Pass and Tunnel

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Address: Brig, Switzerland
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Gorgeous views

We traveled the Simplon Pass to head to Italy for the day. Wow! Amazing views along the drive. The road is well maintained (though there was construction, which meant a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We traveled the Simplon Pass to head to Italy for the day. Wow! Amazing views along the drive. The road is well maintained (though there was construction, which meant a small delay). There were a few restaurants up at the top where you can stop of a coffee or glass of wine (we didn't order food). Good location for going... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We decided to take the tunnel train from Italy to Switzerland,especially since the weather forecast said that it would snow later that day(which it did).Plus it saves a lot of time too,by train it takes around 20min,and by car friends have told us it can take around hour and a half, depending on the roads and weather. It costs 19euros... More 

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Metz, France
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5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you like driving thorough the Alps but don't want to be on a cliff with no rail, is drive is for you:) it's breathtaking every time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Simplon Pass was yet another spectacular mountain pass in Switzerland. Our day trip took us up over the Nufenen Pass (via Nufenenstrasse from Airolo) then down the beautiful (postcard perfect) Rhone Valley to Brig, up over the Simplon Pass (much prettier than going through the Simplon tunnel) into Italy. We traveled in September 2013. As we drove over the Nufenen... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

loved the views from up the mountain but you do need a clear day to appreciate it, we travelled by the local post bus which you also get free wi fi on

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Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great view over the Valais vallee. Choose the pass over the tunnel. The road is excellent on the Swiss side. This pass is convenient to get to the Centovalli (Hundert Vallees) from Domodossola to Locarno.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went over the pass by coach so luckily didn't have to drive round all the bends. The views are fantastic as are most of the views in the mountain areas of Switzerland. Haven't experienced the Simplon Tunnel as it caters for the train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you're travelling from Valais to Italy or other way during winter season the Simplon car train is the best choice and interesting experience. 20 kilometres in absolute dark narrow tunnel. But you avoid all these dangerous passes and save your time and nerves. Check the schedule in prior. If it is busy time you'd better come 45 minutes before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful way to travel. Highly recommended. Views of the Alps amazing with snow covered peaks towering above you.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great motorway with extraordinary views. Some atmospheric restaurants/bars along the side to enjoy the view with a drink. Definitely stop at Eggen (Egga) for a 3-4 hour hike to a rather unknown glacier but very nice one.

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