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«Bachalpsee» Loop

Varied single trail with unique mountain panorama

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

Since summer 2018, the mountain bike trail at Lake Bachalp - Grindelwald is officially signposted. First, however, you’ll have to conquer the ascent from Grindelwald. The asphalt pass road leads to Grosse Scheidegg. It continues on a gravel road to First and Lake Bachalp. Once you reach the top, it's time for a bite and a break to take in the breath-taking snow-covered peaks of the Bernese Alps. Once your break is over, you will then take the 13 km descent. It is a mix of rock slabs, stepped passages, meadows and woods on the 1,200 metres downhill. The trail, overall, is mostly smooth to ride.

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
30.43km
Duration
4 hours, 30 minutes
Ascent
1364 vm
Descent
1362 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald Railway station
Ending Point
Grindelwald Railway station
Top public transport friendly freerideTrial Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2280m1028m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • The ascent to the Grossen Scheidegg or First is also possible by bus or gondola
  • Sun terrace of the restaurant Waldspitz

Equipment

  • (E-) mountainbike, well maintained
  • Helmet, gloves, cycling glasses & bell
  • Elbow & knee pads
  • Mountain bike shoes
  • Weather appropriate & durable clothing
  • Day bike backpack
  • Drink & food
  • Repair Kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Map

 

Safety Guidelines

Considerate and safe - Bike Codex

  • Wear protective equipment
  • Evaluate your skills
  • Give way to hikers
  • Stay on the trail
  • Close pasture fences

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald Railway station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624362 N 8.033981 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald Railway station

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg - First - Bachalpsee - Bachläger - Waldspitz - Grindelwald

Getting There

Public transport

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.

Getting there

From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding.    

Parking

You can use the public parking garages in the center of Grindelwald: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces), as well as an uncovered parking spaces at the bottom station of First and Pfingstegg.

Alternatively Parking area Grindelwald Grund

Bachalpsee Trail Grindelwald
Bachalpsee Trail Grindelwald
Bachalpsee Trail Grindelwald

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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