Kleine Scheidegg Loop

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, Bahnhof
  • destination: Grindelwald, Train Station
  • difficult
  • 42,26 km
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • 1775 m
  • 2062 m
  • 646 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

This tour leads past the foot of the famous Eiger north face and is a highlight in itself.

But that's not all the highlights yet: Starting with a nice, long and easy ascent, which becomes very steep but rideable only shortly before Kleine Scheidegg, and ending with a great descent. This leads from Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen with almost 1400 metres of altitude difference, first on a wide gravel path, followed by a single trail. Shady forest paths, steep passages, stairs and tight bends alternate. The easy to medium requirements offer a high fun factor.


Kleine Scheidegg is a popular hiking and excursion destination, so you have to reckon with many hikers.


Grindelwald Tourism
Dorfstrasse 110
Postfach 124
CH-3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
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General information


Grindelwald - Alpiglen - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Lauterbrunnen - 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

Enjoy a cool drink and the atmosphere in the car-free village of Wengen.

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 leads over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the route via Simplon Pass and then use 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.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB


bike/bicycle map from Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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