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Grindelwald Trail 14

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 17,27 km
  • 3 hours 42 minutes
  • 1139 m
  • 1822 m
  • 894 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

A lesser visited training route - a real insider’s tip!

This trail has it all; great training in a magnificent landscape. From Grindelwald the route leads to Burglauenen then follows a steep 4km climb to top out with 900m height gain at Bussalp. All the effort will be rewarded here with a fabulous view of the valley below and across to the Eiger north face. A short bus ride from here takes you back to Grindelwald village, while those with the legs for it can continue to Schrind and Wagisbach to complete the 17km trail back at the starting point

General information

Directions

Village – Grund – Egg – Schwendi – Burglauenen – Bussalp – Schrind – Wagisbach - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways and landslides in heavy rainfall
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
Getting there

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.

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.

Maps
  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information

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