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Bussalp - Rasthysi - Bort (Nr. 51 & 56)

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp (1800 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Bort (1530 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 6,82 km
  • 2 hours
  • 141 m
  • 1799 m
  • 1552 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Well-maintained alpine trail with fantastic views of the Grindelwald mountain scenery.

The sunny Bussalp above Grindelwald is the starting point for this family-friendly ridge hike. Buses to the Bussalp run every hour from the Grindelwald train station. The trail passes alpine huts and clearings on the way to Bort, the middle station of the First Aerial Cableway. When the terrain opens up, you are often treated to a wonderful view of the unforgettable panorama. And don’t forget your sledge! The trail’s constant ups and downs mean that a sledge comes in handy on some sections. The Bussalp as well as the whole First area is a sledger’s paradise with lots of possibilities for combining of hiking and sledging.

General information

Directions

Bussalp - Rasthysi – Bort

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Equipment
  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks
Tip

At the halfway mark, you pass the Rasthysi, a small, one-man snack bar (hut) where you can warm up with one of the typical dishes or a cup of coffee.

Getting there

om 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

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1229 Grindelwald 1:25'000

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (30%)
  • Hiking Trail (43%)
  • Unknown (27%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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