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First - Bachalpsee - First No. 1

Short facts

  • start: First
  • destination: First
  • easy
  • 5,85 km
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 202 m
  • 2280 m
  • 2164 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Discover the Bachalpsee

The hike starts at the First mountain station. To get there, you need to take the First gondola in the village. The gondola ride takes 30 minutes. The hike leads along a wide and developed path to the Bachalpsee. In the first part you have to manage a steep ascent. Afterwards, the trail leads past alpine meadows in a gentle up and down to the lake. On the way back, you take the same path as on the way there.

General information

Directions

First - Bachalpsee- First

Safety Guidelines
Equipment

 

  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps
Tip

Take a picnic with you and enjoy it at one of the many benches by the lake or along the path. Here you can enjoy the impressive panorama.

Getting there

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.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

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

Pavings

  • Hiking Trail (86%)
  • Path (13%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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