Going up the Nufenen Pass in September

Contrary to the Simplon Pass, the Nufenen Pass reaches 2500m. You leave this beautiful valley riding up from Brig to enter a moon-like atmosphere made of a windy road which finally leads to Canton Ticino (Val Bedretto). A few years ago a single windmill had been installed and now three more have been added and are among the few representations of civilization in that desolate but majestic area. What catches your eyes and senses is the "minerality" of the scenery.

Split rock near bridge on the way up

Split rock near bridge on the way up

On the way to the Nufenen Pass, with it's newly built windmills

On the way to the Nufenen Pass, with it's newly built windmills