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Eat. Sleep. Bike. Repeat. MTB Loop Jungfrau Region

Short facts

  • start: Meiringen
  • destination: Meiringen
  • medium
  • 187,35 km
  • 1 day 5 hours 39 minutes
  • 7957 m
  • 2308 m
  • 565 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Biking is more than just a sport - biking is a way of life. This credo is exactly what the Jungfrau Loop is all about.

The route of the two Englishmen, Sherlock Holmes and James Bond. More precisely: From Meiringen (where Sherlock Holmes died) via Grindelwald, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen to Mürren (where "in her majesty's secret service was shot") and back.

Meiringen or Innertkirchen are both the starting point and the final destination of this loop. During these four days you will experience number of highlights. Stop by lakes or marvel at waterfalls and snow-capped peaks - on this trail you get to experience the full beauty of the Jungfrau Region. The trails are a delight to ride. The ascents mostly lead along asphalt or forest roads and the downhill sections alternate between rock slabs, stepped passages, meadows and woods.

General information

Directions

Meiringen - Mägisalp - Käserstatt - Gibel - Hasliberg - Meiringen - Wandelalp - Grosse Scheidegg - First - Grindelwald - Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen - Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp - Mürren -Rotstockhütte - Stechelberg - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken - Plangäu - Hinterburgseeli - Furen - Meiringen

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 is 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

Alternatively, you can turn left before Wengernalp. Drive via Mettla, Ronen and Schiltwald to Wengen (recommended only under dry conditions).

Getting there

By 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

The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and by the bottom station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are managed daily (also Sundays) from 08.00 to 19.00 o'clock by means of parking meters. The Casino AEH (multi-storey car park) is operated around the clock.

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.

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