Alpine Bike, Stage 11: Meiringen - Grindelwald

Short facts

  • start: Railway Station Meiringen
  • destination: Railway station Grindelwald
  • medium
  • 37,71 km
  • 6 hours
  • 1900 m
  • 2280 m
  • 595 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

This route forms part of the national Bike Route of Switzerland Mobility. The route number 1 (16 stages in total) starts in Scuol and ends in Leysin.

The Alpine Bike Route is divided into 16 stages and two of these stages lead through the Jungfrau Region. From Meiringen, the asphalted pass road leads through green meadows and mystic forests to Grosse Scheidegg. The view over the Grindelwald valley opens up at the foot of Wetterhorn’s north face. You will also see the snow-covered Bernese Alps to the south and the Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen in the west. The route continues northbound into the First area. The road then winds its way down in wide loops into the valley towards Grindelwald.


General information


Meiringen - Zwirgi - Rosenlaui - Schwarzwaldalp - Grosse Scheidegg - First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz -Aellfluh - Grindelwald

Safety Guidelines
  • Wearing gloves, helmet and MTB/Bike protective gear is recommended.
  •  Use only the marked paths and roads. Always follow the signs.
  • Always close gates and pasture fences behind you.
  • Respect hikers, plants and animals
  • Hikers always have priority
  • Assess your own abilities and your physical condition carefully before riding
  • Use of the unmarked routes are at your own risk.


  • Mountain bike (well maintained)
  • Repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Helmet, gloves and bike bell
  • Proper attire for the weather condition (It is recommended to always check the weather conditions the day prior to riding. We recommend to always bring a rain jacket)
  • Carry adequate supplies of food and water
  • Please observe the signs and guidelines for mountain bike riders online as well as on the path
Getting there

Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.


The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and by the bottom station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are managed daily (also Sundays) from 08.00 to 19.00 o'clock by means of parking meters. The Casino AEH (multi-storey car park) is operated around the clock.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Additional Information


  • Unknown (48%)
  • Asphalt Coating (9%)
  • Hiking Trail (17%)
  • Crushed Rock (10%)
  • Street (3%)
  • Path (12%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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