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Grindelwald - First - Grindelwald

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, Train Station
  • destination: Grindelwald, Train Station
  • medium
  • 26,47 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 1213 m
  • 2166 m
  • 1028 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

On the way you enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the ice-covered Bernese Alps.

A long but pleasant climb over asphalt roads and field paths leads you over Grosse Scheidegg to the ridge. On a rather difficult trail you drive to Schreckfeld. From there the gravel road leads left past the small lake to Grindelwald.

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See also
Grindelwald Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 110
Postfach 124
CH-3818 Grindelwald
Tel.: +41 33 854 12 12
Web: www.grindelwald.swiss
E-Mail: [email protected]

General information

Directions

Grindelwald - Oberer Gletscher - Grosse Scheidegg - First - Grindelwald

Safety Guidelines
  • Wearing gloves, helmet and MTB/Bike protective gear is recommended.
  • Use only the marked paths and roads. Always follow the signs.
  • Always close gates and pasture fences behind you.
  • Respect hikers, plants and animals
  • Hikers always have priority
  • Assess your own abilities and your physical condition carefully before riding
  • Use of the unmarked routes are at your own risk.
Equipment
  • Mountain bike (well maintained)
  • Repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Helmet, gloves and bike bell
  • Proper attire for the weather condition (It is recommended to always check the weather conditions the day prior to riding. We recommend to always bring a rain jacket)
  • Carry adequate supplies of food and water
  • Please observe the signs and guidelines for mountain bike riders online as well as on the path
Tip

First Cliff Walk

Mountain restaurant First

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 (19%)
  • Asphalt Coating (49%)
  • Hiking Trail (24%)
  • Path (2%)
  • Crushed Rock (7%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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