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Grindelwald Trail 23

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 27,05 km
  • 5 hours 41 minutes
  • 1595 m
  • 2403 m
  • 894 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Steep, punchy trail in high alpine scenery with breath-taking views.

A trail for those looking for a real physical challenge! From Burglauenen the route rises steeply from the very beginning towards Bussalp and there’s a height gain of 1500m to conquer in order to reach the high peaks and traverse to the Spitzen before heading down to Bachalpsee. Via the Blumenweg and Bachläger where the abundant Alpenrose blooms in May to July, you will reach the Berggasthaus at Waldspitz, well-loved for its delicious tarts and welcoming sun terrace. A shortcut takes you directly to Bort and the cableway station if you prefer. The 28.3km route has a total height gain of 1850m and can be shortened by taking the bus to start out from Bussalp.

General information

Directions

Village – Burglauenen – Bussalp – Spitzen – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – Bort – Moos – Steinacher - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways, landslides in heavy rainfall
  • Snow patches in spring
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

Weather

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