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Grindelwald Trail 33

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • difficult
  • 35,91 km
  • 7 hours 50 minutes
  • 2188 m
  • 2657 m
  • 894 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

Varied training route with a long ascent offering rewarding views to the lakes, and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Massif.

A training route that begins with a hard, intense climb from Grindelwald via Holewang and Feld to the Faulhorn. Upon reaching the summit, the historic Faulhorn mountain restaurant invites you in for refreshments before heading out on the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 route towards Schynige Platte - an unforgettably beautiful route with unobstructed views of the lakes and lowlands on one side and the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau on the other. From Schynige Platte a train brings you to Wilderswil, or you could tackle the steep E101/E51 technical descent from here to Burglauenen.

General information

Directions

Village – Holewang – Feld – Faulhorn – Schynige Platte – Burglauenen - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing streams in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
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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