Uphilltrail First U1
- start: Grindelwald sports centre
- destination: First mountain station
- 7,11 km
- 1 hour 57 minutes
- 1140 m
- 2180 m
- 1040 m
- 100 / 100
- 40 / 100
A great ascent-training route starting in the village and gaining 1150m on the 7.2km trail to First. There is a restaurant at First station which comes in handy for refuelling any lost energy before taking the cableway back down to the village. If you’re feeling adventurous you could opt to take a ‘Mountain Cart’ from here to the mid-station at Bort and then perhaps even a ‘Trottibike’ from Bort back to the village!
Village - First
- no specific advice
- First Aid Kit
- Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
- Drink/food provisions
- Mobile phone
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.
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.
- Trail Running map Grindelwald
This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG