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Marmot and flower trail no. 24

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 26,06 km
  • 5 hours 26 minutes
  • 1508 m
  • 2277 m
  • 1039 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

An impressive trail at the foot of the Wetterhorn, following sections of the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 and E51 routes.

The start of the trail follows the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 and E51 route until reaching Grosse Scheidegg, where the Murmeliweg undulates over Schilt and across to First. If you have time, the information boards provide insights into the trail’s furry namesake, the Marmots and their way of life, and with a little luck you’ll hear a whistle or catch a glimpse of them foraging. From First the trail continues to Bachalpsee, and via the Blumenweg with its lush flora and fauna round to the Barggasthaus at Waldspitz. A well-deserved refreshment break here on the sunny terrace will restore the energy levels enough to see the route through to its finish in the village.

General information

Directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Bergstation Schilt – First – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz - Bort - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall periods
  • 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 Karte Grindelwald
Additional Information

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