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.


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


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.
  • 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

First Cliff Walk

Mountain restaurant First

Getting there

Car: 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.

Journey to Grindelwald 



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.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB 


bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information


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


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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