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Bussalp - Rasthysi - Bort

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp (1800 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Bort (1530 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 6,82 km
  • 2 hours 2 minutes
  • 141 m
  • 1799 m
  • 1552 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Well-maintained alpine trail with fantastic views of the Grindelwald mountain scenery.

The sunny Bussalp above Grindelwald is the starting point for this family-friendly ridge hike. Buses to the Bussalp run every hour from the Grindelwald train station. The trail passes alpine huts and clearings on the way to Bort, the middle station of the First Aerial Cableway. When the terrain opens up, you are often treated to a wonderful view of the unforgettable panorama. And don’t forget your sledge! The trail’s constant ups and downs mean that a sledge comes in handy on some sections. The Bussalp as well as the whole First area is a sledger’s paradise with lots of possibilities for combining of hiking and sledging.

General information

Directions

Bussalp - Rasthysi – Bort

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Equipment
  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks
Tip

At the halfway mark, you pass the Rasthysi, a small, one-man snack bar (hut) where you can warm up with one of the typical dishes or a cup of coffee.

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 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.

Journey to Grindelwald 

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

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1229 Grindelwald 1:25'000

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (30%)
  • Hiking Trail (43%)
  • Unknown (27%)

Weather

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