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Waldspitz Loop (Nr. 3)

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald train station
  • destination: Grindelwald train station
  • difficult
  • 18,00 km
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 880 m
  • 1898 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

A scenic loop with a diverse descent.

The route starts in Grindelwald following the asphalt road in the direction of Bussalp. At Lochsteinen about 3.5 km before Bussalp the route branches off to the right in the direction of Rasthysi, Holewang, Waldspitz. Enjoy a refreshing drink and meal on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant.

After a break, you are ready to head back down to the valley along the road, hiking trail and single trail via Aellfluh.

The route can also be shortened by taking the bus to Bussalp in Grindelwald. Please arrange mountain bike transport in advance by phone. +41 33 854 16 16

General information

Directions

Grindelwald-Lochsteinen-Holewang-Nodhalten-Waldspitz-Aellfluh-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.
Equipment
  • 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
Tip

Verpflegung und Bosch eBike Ladestation:

Bergrestaurant Waldspitz

Nach dem Loop ein kühler Après-Ride Drink in der Avocado Bar!

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.

Parking

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

Maps

Singletrail Map Jungfrau Region

bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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