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Address: Brig, Switzerland
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Beautiful pass

It was an interesting drive into Italy and back into Switzerland. The views are spectacular and although some of the hairpins were scary, the traffic was not heavy. At the moment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Klosters, Switzerland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was an interesting drive into Italy and back into Switzerland. The views are spectacular and although some of the hairpins were scary, the traffic was not heavy. At the moment, the Swiss are improving the roads. There are some delays where the road became single lane.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I come back to this sights every year and it never disappoints. The views are truly spectacular and I always look forward to seeing the stone eagle. The nearby cafe is a worth a visits but the view steals the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I choose to take the train from Kandersteg on my trip from Bern to Venice and how much easier it was than using the Gotthard Tunnel that on a Bank holiday Weekend was reporting queues up to 14Kms, I arrived drove straight on to the train and within 30 seconds we were underway, but the real benefit of taking this... More 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Address: Brig, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Brig

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