«Flower Trail» First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort No. 4

Short facts

  • start: First, summit station
  • destination: Bort, middle station
  • medium
  • 8,14 km
  • 2 hours 25 minutes
  • 152 m
  • 2280 m
  • 1560 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Hiking with unique views of the Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn

The cable car takes you from Grindelwald to First, where the Flower Trail starts at 2168 m above sea level. From the First mountain station the hiking trail leads up and down to Bachalpsee. During your hike you can marvel at the varied Alpine flora, signs along the way offer all kinds of interesting information about gentian, silver thistle, chamomile, cotton grass and many more.

The footpath leads between the two Bachalp lakes and branches off shortly afterwards to the south, the path continues from Bachläger to Waldspitz. Treat yourself to a break and enjoy the sun terrace with a magnificent view of the mountains at the Waldspitz mountain inn. Below the mountain inn, the path winds through the forest down to the Bort middle station. Hiked enough? From Bort the cable car takes you back to Grindelwald. Those who prefer a fast ride can whizz back down to the valley on a scooter.

General information


First - Bachalpsee - Bachläger - Waldspitz - Bort

Safety Guidelines
  • 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

Start your hike with some thrills and visit the First Cliff Walk at the First mountain station.

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.




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


  • Asphalt Coating (5%)
  • Hiking Trail (50%)
  • Path (44%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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