Lauterbrunnen - Mürren Loop

Short facts

  • start: Railway station Lauterbrunnen
  • destination: Railway station Lauterbrunnen
  • medium
  • 26,65 km
  • 3 hours
  • 109 m
  • 1679 m
  • 796 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

The landscape around Lauterbrunnen had already delighted many poets and writers over the centuries. It has also become one of every mountain biker's favourite destination.

The route is signposted by Switzerland Mobility (number 450). It is not particularly challenging. The trails are generally wide and difficulty is between the range of S0 and S1. In terms of the landscape, the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley is spectacular. No wonder, so many writers and philosophers were inspired by this region. In some parts you will feel like J.R.R. Tolkien’s Frodo in the Shire.

General information


Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg Schilthornbahnen - Gimmelwald - Mürren - Winteregg - Lauterbrunnen

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

Taking the Gondola from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp will save you 700 metres of uphill cycling.

We recommend the Grütschtrail for advanced riders 

Getting there

By 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.


In Lauterbrunnen, there is a covered car park, linked with the BLM cable car station. You may also drive to the Schilthornbahn station in Stechelberg where you will find a large number of parking spaces. 

The Lauterbrunnen car park is located at the outskirts of the village, just before the train station. Parking spaces can be reserved for a minimum of 5 days (winter) online.

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


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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