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Waldspitz Loop

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald train station
  • destination: Grindelwald train station
  • difficult
  • 18,27 km
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 875 m
  • 1896 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

A scenic loop with a diverse descent.

From Grindelwald the asphalt road winds up towards Bussalp. At the Lochsteinen junction turn right towards Rasthysi. Pass the Rasthysi and continue uphill towards Holenwang until you reach the Waldspitz. The last meters to the Waldspitz mountain restaurant are no longer asphalted. With a cool drink you can enjoy the Grindelwald mountains on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant. After refreshment you return to the valley on the road, hiking trail and single trail via Aellfluh.

General information

Directions

Grindelwald - Lochsteinen - Rasthysi - Holewang- Nodhalten - Waldspitz - Aellfluh - Grindelwald

Safety Guidelines

Considerate and safe - Bike Codex 

  • Wear protective equipment
  • Evaluate your skills
  • Give way to hikers
  • Stay on the trail
  • Close pasture fences
Equipment
  • (E-) mountainbike, well maintained
  • Helmet, gloves, cycling glasses & bell
  • Elbow & knee pads
  • Mountain bike shoes
  • Weather appropriate & durable clothing
  • Day bike backpack
  • Drink & food
  • Repair Kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Map
Tip
Getting there

From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding.    

Parking

You can use the public parking garages in the center of Grindelwald: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces), as well as an uncovered parking spaces at the bottom station of First and Pfingstegg.

Alternatively Parking area 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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour. 

Maps

Singletrail Map Jungfrau Region

bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (13%)
  • Asphalt Coating (47%)
  • Hiking Trail (4%)
  • Crushed Rock (21%)
  • Path (14%)
  • Unknown (2%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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