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Simplon Pass and Tunnel

Brig, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Brig
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Leeds, Yorks
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172 reviews 172 reviews
21 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We drove this road going from the Swiss Lakes to Italian Lakes, you do not realise how high you will be going whilst driving through Visp and Brig, but soon you feel like you are on top of the world, but if you are scared of heights this is can be a white knuckle ride, the views are amazing if... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
74 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This was a lovely trip and as our weather was sunny and bright all the autumn colours were stunning it could not have been a better time of year to experience such wonderful scenery

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Geneva, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Used Simplon pass in August on the way to and from Italy instead of Mont Blanc tunnel. Although the narrower road, and the works, it is worth every km. Sunrise on the way, breathtaking views of Valais on the way back. Would be nice to pass riding a moto

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just a few minutes from Brig on the train and we were in a little known part of Northern Italy. Historic as all Italian towns are and with the option of exploring the valley of a thousand valleys. A few miles away in Domodossola we were able to enjoy a beer in one of the bars in a square at... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The views are truly spectacular , we drove through it at night , and the following day. Breathtaking !

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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Swiss are making tunnels all the time. And now we have the Simplon Tunnel that probably cuts the distance and add to one's comfort. It is so well lit and due to the long gallery segment you don't lose on viewing the landscape.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

It snowed heavily two days before we were due to drive over the pass, so we decided not to risk our summer tyres (in Switzerland inappropriate tyres can invalidate your insurance) and opted for the car train instead. For 22Chf per car you too can experience a cross between a traffic jam and a ghost train ride. The cars are... More

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Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This drive is Swiss engineering at its finest. The views are spectacular. Don't take the train car ferry when you can drive!

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New York City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you want to test your nerves, opt to go for the drive to Italy from Switzerland rather than taking the train. At night, it's even more hair raising; during the day, the views are spectacular!

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Clean and fresh air, service in the cafe superb. Would be an ideal starting point for some mountain exploration on skis!

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