«Bachalpsee» Loop

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald Railway station
  • destination: Grindelwald Railway station
  • difficult
  • 30,43 km
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • 1476 m
  • 2280 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 100 / 100

best season

Varied single trail with unique mountain panorama

This trail is suitable for trail beginners and advanced, but already require an advanced mountain bike riding technique and trailer experience. A good balance with weight shifting to overcome obstacles, step riding, as well as a safe cornering and braking technique are necessary.


Since summer 2018, the mountain bike trail at Lake Bachalp - Grindelwald is officially signposted. First, however, you’ll have to conquer the ascent from Grindelwald. The asphalt pass road leads to Grosse Scheidegg. It continues on a gravel road to First and Lake Bachalp. Once you reach the top, it's time for a bite and a break to take in the breath-taking snow-covered peaks of the Bernese Alps. Once your break is over, you will then take the 13 km descent. It is a mix of rock slabs, stepped passages, meadows and woods on the 1,200 metres downhill. The trail, overall, is mostly smooth to ride.

General information


Grindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg - First - Bachalpsee - Bachläger - Waldspitz - Grindelwald

Safety Guidelines

Considerate and safe - Bike Codex

  • Wear protective equipment
  • Evaluate your skills
  • Give way to hikers
  • Stay on the trail
  • Close pasture fences
  • (E-) mountainbike, well maintained
  • Helmet, gloves, cycling glasses & bell
  • Elbow & knee pads
  • Mountain bike shoes
  • Weather appropriate & durable clothing
  • Day bike backpack
  • Drink & food
  • Repair Kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Map


  • The ascent to the Grossen Scheidegg or First is also possible by bus or gondola
  • Sun terrace of the restaurant Waldspitz
Getting there

From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding.    


You can use the public parking garages in the center of Grindelwald: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces), as well as an uncovered parking spaces at the bottom station of First and Pfingstegg.

Alternatively Parking area 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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.


Singletrail Map Jungfrau Region

bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information


  • Street (17%)
  • Asphalt Coating (34%)
  • Path (15%)
  • Hiking Trail (21%)
  • Crushed Rock (12%)
  • Unknown (1%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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