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Bussalp Loop

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald train station
  • destination: Grindelwald train station
  • difficult
  • 18,36 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 932 m
  • 1801 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

A multifaceted mountain bike loop on the sunny side in Grindelwald with breathtaking views.

From Grindelwald the asphalt road winds its way up to Bussalp. Once at the top it's worth driving a few meters further to the viewpoint. A wonderful place to linger for a few minutes and enjoy the fantastic panorama.

The tour continues towards Rasthysi/Holenwang. The descent on the gravel road is easy and comfortable. Passing the Rasthysi the tour continues on the asphalt road up towards Nodhalten. Then on gravel road, forest path and cool single trails via Aellfluh back to Grindelwald.

 

General information

Directions

Grindelwald - Lochsteinen - Bussalp - Rasthysi - Holenwang - Nodhalten - Aellfluh - 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
Equipment
  • (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
Tip
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.

 

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

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.

 

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

bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (13%)
  • Asphalt Coating (56%)
  • Hiking Trail (16%)
  • Path (13%)
  • Unknown (1%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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