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First - Bachalpsee - Hireleni - Bussalp No. 3

Short facts

  • start: First
  • destination: Bussalp
  • 8,36 km
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 276 m
  • 2404 m
  • 1796 m
A beautiful trail from First to Bussalp.

In the village, take the First gondola up to the First mountain. From there you hike to the famous Bachalpsee. From Bachalpsee a path leads up towards Hireleni. Then hike past the Hireleni to the Bussalp. From Bussalp you can take the bus back to the valley.

General information

Directions

First - Bachalpsee - Hireleni - Bussalp

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

Enjoy a drink at the Bussalp restaurant after the hike .

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 (32%)
  • Path (67%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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