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Uphilltrail Pfingstegg U4

The perfect uphill trail for a short, intensive training run.

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

The trail starts not far from the village centre and leads towards Pfingstegg. The perfect trail for a lunchtime workout or a cool early morning run in high summer before the sun hits the trail. Pfingstegg station also has a toboggan track if you fancy a fast adrenalin rush and the restaurant has a play area for kids and a sun terrace. From here it’s a short cableway ride back to the village.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
2.5km
Duration
39 minutes
Ascent
410 vm
Descent
60 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Pfingstegg mountain station
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1391m983m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • No specific advice

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623833 N 8.035628 E

Ending Point

Pfingstegg mountain station

Step by Step Directions

Village - Pfingstegg

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 from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Uphilltrail Pfingstegg U4

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

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