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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

Directions

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.
Equipment

 

  • 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

 From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Rosenlaui

There is a charge for travelling to Rosenlaui by car. The payment point is above the Zwirgi restaurant. A tax of CHF 8 is payable for a visit to the hut (day visit or overnight stay). Parking spaces are available above the Rosenlaui Hotel or at the Glacier Gorge.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

 

Parking

Meiringen

The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Meiringen-Hasliberg cable cars. A large multi-storey car park is located in Hasliberg-Wasserwendi directly by the gondola lift to Käserstatt.

 

Rosenlaui

We recommend parking your car in Meiringen. Rosenlaui is well served by public transport.

 

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Public transit

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

 

Haslital

From Interlaken and Lucerne we travel comfortably on the Zentralbahn panorama trains directly to Meiringen. From Brünig-Hasliberg we have several post bus connections at our disposal.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

Maps
Additional Information

Pavings

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

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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