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.
Bussalp - Rasthysi – Bort
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.
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.
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.
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