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Bussalp Loop (Nr. 2)

A multifaceted mountain bike loop on the sunny side in Grindelwald with breathtaking views.

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

The route starts in Grindelwald following the paved road to Bussalp. Once in Bussalp, it is well worth riding a few more metres up to the observation point, where you can take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the fantastic panorama.

If you’re not yet hungry enough to stop at the Bussalp mountain restaurant, continue on in the direction of Holenwang/Rasthysi. The descent along a gravel path is easy and pleasant. (Important: the trail is popular with hikers in summer.) Once you have reached Rasthysi, you can stop for a bite to eat or to keep riding up along the paved road towards Waldspitz. The last metres to the Waldspitz mountain restaurant are no longer paved. Take in the view of the Grindelwald mountain scenery with a refreshing drink on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant.

After a fortifying rest, the tour continues along a gravel road, forest path and cool single trails via Aellfluh back to Grindelwald.

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
23.49km
Duration
4 hours
Ascent
1153 vm
Descent
1153 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald train station
Ending Point
Grindelwald train station
Top public transport friendly freerideTrial Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1898m1028m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • Catering and Bosch eBike charging station:
  • Restaurant Bussalp
  • Mountain Restaurant Waldspitz
  • After the loop a cool après-ride drink in the Avocado Bar!

Equipment

  • 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

Safety Guidelines

  • 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

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald train station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624653 N 8.033156 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald train station

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald-Lochsteinen-Bussalp-Rasthysi-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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Getting there

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 leads over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the route via Simplon Pass and then use 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.

Single Trail Abfahrt
Aussicht von Bussalp Richtung Grindelwald
Aussicht von Bussalp
Aussicht von Bussalp Richtung Grindelwald
Aussicht von Bussalp Richtung Grindelwald

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

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