Kleine Scheidegg Loop
This tour leads past the foot of the famous Eiger north face and is a highlight in itself.
But that's not all the highlights yet: Starting with a nice, long and easy ascent, which becomes very steep but rideable only shortly before Kleine Scheidegg, and ending with a great descent. This leads from Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen with almost 1400 metres of altitude difference, first on a wide gravel path, followed by a single trail. Shady forest paths, steep passages, stairs and tight bends alternate. The easy to medium requirements offer a high fun factor.
Kleine Scheidegg is a popular hiking and excursion destination, so you have to reckon with many hikers.
- 5 hours, 30 minutes
- 1775 vm
- 1775 vm
- Starting Point
- Grindelwald, Bahnhof
- Ending Point
- Grindelwald, Train Station
- Recommended season
Enjoy a cool drink and the atmosphere in the car-free village of Wengen.
- 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
- 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.
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Grindelwald, Train Station
Step by Step Directions
Grindelwald - Alpiglen - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald
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.
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.
From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.
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.
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.
Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.
- Arrival Grindelwald
- Arrival Lauterbrunnen
- Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region
- Lötschberg car transport
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.
There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.
A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the cable cars to Wengen.