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Mountain View Trail

Short facts

  • start: Railway station Lauterbrunnen
  • destination: Railway station Lauterbrunnen
  • medium
  • 27,07 km
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 1341 m
  • 1871 m
  • 797 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

The Mountain View Trail is one of the most impressive bike trails in the Bernese Oberland. In addition to crisp sections, you will enjoy great views too.

The tour begins in Lauterbrunnen. The asphalt road climbs up slightly to Stechelberg.

From Stechelberg, you need to take the Gondola to reach Gimmelwald.

The ride through the picturesque Mürren is very relaxing. After the village, the ascent begins via Mittelberg and Oberberg on the alpine road. From Point 1880 the trail fun starts. The trail surface is very varied, it alternates between stone, gravel and dirt. The next ascent begins at 1767 metres above sea level. You may need to push the bike as far as Marchegg. The downhill fun continues over Läger to Chüebodmi. The first few metres are difficult due to the steps however after this the trail gets easier and more fluid. Shortly after the Sousbach crossing, you’ll face the next challenge: The tight curves on loose gravel are technically difficult to navigate. After the last short ascent at Chüebodmi, the descent begins via wider and technically easier paths to Lauterbrunnen.

General information

Directions

Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg - Mürren (mit Bergbahn) - Suppenboden - Maulerhubel - Schwynbalmi - Marchegg - Sousläger - Chüebodmi -  Sengiswald - Sousberg - Lauterbrunnen

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 are 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

During the day and on weekends, there are many hikers on the Mountain View Trail. It is best to leave early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Getting there

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 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

In Lauterbrunnen, there is a covered car park, linked with the BLM cable car station. You may also drive to the Schilthornbahn station in Stechelberg where you will find a large number of parking spaces. 

The Lauterbrunnen car park is located at the outskirts of the village, just before the train station. Parking spaces can be reserved for a minimum of 5 days (winter) online at

www.jungfrau.ch/shop/en/parkticket

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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