Thus the Simplon averages nowhere more than one inch elevation to a foot, and, indeed, not quite that.
That would be a glorious route to the Simplon tunnel and Italy!
But it does not climb so steadily upward as the Simplon or the Mont Cenis.
Among these marvels is the Simplon Tunnel, famous the world over.
There was lunch at the Spittal, a one-time Hospice, like that on the Simplon.
Left the Simplon in torrents of rain, which lasted the whole day.
Now we have left the level road and begin the long and tortuous climb towards the summit of the Simplon Pass.
I am crossing the Simplon at daybreak, with rosepink glaciers on every side.
The Simplon tunnel is the longest in the world, being 12-1/2 miles long.
For ten years three times a week this conductor has passed the Simplon.