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Bussalp Loop (Nr. 2)

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald train station
  • destination: Grindelwald train station
  • difficult
  • 23,49 km
  • 4 hours
  • 1153 m
  • 1898 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

A multifaceted mountain bike loop on the sunny side in Grindelwald with breathtaking views.

The route starts in Grindelwald following the paved road to Bussalp. Once in Bussalp, it is well worth riding a few more metres up to the observation point, where you can take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the fantastic panorama.

If you’re not yet hungry enough to stop at the Bussalp mountain restaurant, continue on in the direction of Holenwang/Rasthysi. The descent along a gravel path is easy and pleasant. (Important: the trail is popular with hikers in summer.) Once you have reached Rasthysi, you can stop for a bite to eat or to keep riding up along the paved road towards Waldspitz. The last metres to the Waldspitz mountain restaurant are no longer paved. Take in the view of the Grindelwald mountain scenery with a refreshing drink on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant.

After a fortifying rest, the tour continues along a gravel road, forest path and cool single trails via Aellfluh back to Grindelwald.

General information

Directions

Grindelwald-Lochsteinen-Bussalp-Rasthysi-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
  • Catering and Bosch eBike charging station:
  • Restaurant Bussalp
  • Mountain Restaurant Waldspitz
  • After the loop a cool après-ride drink in the 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

bike/bicyle map Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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