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«Flower Trail» First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort

Hiking with unique views of the Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn

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

The cable car takes you from Grindelwald to First, where the Flower Trail starts at 2168 m above sea level. From the First mountain station the hiking trail leads up and down to Bachalpsee. During your hike you can marvel at the varied Alpine flora, signs along the way offer all kinds of interesting information about gentian, silver thistle, chamomile, cotton grass and many more.

The footpath leads between the two Bachalp lakes and branches off shortly afterwards to the south, the path continues from Bachläger to Waldspitz. Treat yourself to a break and enjoy the sun terrace with a magnificent view of the mountains at the Waldspitz mountain inn. Below the mountain inn, the path winds through the forest down to the Bort middle station. Hiked enough? From Bort the cable car takes you back to Grindelwald. Those who prefer a fast ride can whizz back down to the valley on a scooter.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
8.14km
Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes
Ascent
152 vm
Descent
758 vm
Starting Point
First, summit station
Ending Point
Bort, middle station
Top Scenic With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2280m1560m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Start your hike with some thrills and visit the First Cliff Walk at the First mountain station.

Equipment

  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

First, summit station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.660104 N 8.054019 E

Ending Point

Bort, middle station

Step by Step Directions

First - Bachalpsee - Bachläger - Waldspitz - Bort

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

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.

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

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