The Stockalperweg (ViaStockalper), a mule track developed more than 300 years ago by Kaspar Stockalper, has been revived as a cultural hike for several years now.
A signposted hiking trail leads from Zwischbergen to the Monscerapass. In the summer months you can take the call bus from Gondo to Zwischbergen, board. ATTENTION: Must be ordered the day before until the afternoon.
A second path leads steeply uphill from the dam to the pass. This way is shorter, but the entrance is not easy to find. After the Monscerapass the paths are mostly good, but rather poorly signposted. It is important to consult the map. Walk south to Rifugio Gattascosa, continue to Lago Ragozza and via San Bernardo, Varcencio to La Gomba. Here we recommend finishing the day's stage.
ViaStockalper hiking package
Following the traces of the brilliant Kaspar Stockalper over the Simplon Pass. From Brig to Gondo in 4 days. Price: from CHF 359 incl. hotel accommodation, luggage transfer, free PostBus travel, packed lunches, admission to museums, guided tour of Stockalperschloss and much more.
In Bognanco we recommend to spend a night, because the walk is very long.
The best time to hike on the ViaStockalper is from the beginning of June to mid-October. The suggested route follows well-maintained and secured hiking and mountain trails.
The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the hiker's responsibility.
Information on the current condition of the hiking trails can be obtained from the local tourist offices.
Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.
The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker. The hiking trails on Italian soil are not all perfectly maintained and signposted. It is important to have good maps with you.
On the Italian side the path is marked with D00.
By post bus from Brig to Gondo.
Parking is available in Gondo and Domodossola.