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Waldspitz Loop

A scenic loop with a diverse descent.

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

From Grindelwald the asphalt road winds up towards Bussalp. At the Lochsteinen junction turn right towards Rasthysi. Pass the Rasthysi and continue uphill towards Holenwang until you reach the Waldspitz. The last meters to the Waldspitz mountain restaurant are no longer asphalted. With a cool drink you can enjoy the Grindelwald mountains on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant. After refreshment you return to the valley on the road, hiking trail and single trail via Aellfluh.

Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
18.27km
Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Ascent
928 vm
Descent
928 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald train station
Ending Point
Grindelwald train station
Top public transport friendly freerideTrial Scenic Loop With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1901m1028m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

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 train station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624457 N 8.033913 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald train station

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald - Lochsteinen - Rasthysi - Holewang- Nodhalten - Waldspitz - Aellfluh - 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 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.

Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald

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

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