Alpine Bike, Stage 11: Meiringen - Grindelwald
This route forms part of the national Bike Route of Switzerland Mobility. The route number 1 (16 stages in total) starts in Scuol and ends in Leysin.
The Alpine Bike Route is divided into 16 stages and two of these stages lead through the Jungfrau Region. From Meiringen, the asphalted pass road leads through green meadows and mystic forests to Grosse Scheidegg. The view over the Grindelwald valley opens up at the foot of Wetterhorn’s north face. You will also see the snow-covered Bernese Alps to the south and the Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen in the west. The route continues northbound into the First area. The road then winds its way down in wide loops into the valley towards Grindelwald.
Unfortunately there are no single trails available on this route.
- 3 hours, 30 minutes
- 1426 vm
- 997 vm
- Starting Point
- Railway Station Meiringen
- Ending Point
- Railway station Grindelwald
- Recommended season
Stage 11 of the Alpine Route can easily be ridden with a cyclocross bike.
For advanced riders it is recommended to switch to the Lake Bachalp Trail Route from Grosse Scheidegg onwards.
- 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
- 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.
More information and links
Railway Station Meiringen
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Railway station Grindelwald
Step by Step Directions
Meiringen - Zwirgi - Rosenlaui - Schwarzwaldalp - Grosse Scheidegg - Alp Grindel Oberläger - Grindelwald
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.
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.
The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and by the bottom station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are managed daily (also Sundays) from 08.00 to 19.00 o'clock by means of parking meters. The Casino AEH (multi-storey car park) is operated around the clock.