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The big Faulhorn tour W4

An up- & downhill trail that offers a great winter workout covering almost 1,700 meters of elevation and a distance of 27 kilometres.

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

This up- & downhill winter trail really has it all! From Grindelwald it follows the winter hiking trail in the direction of the Bort middle station. The winter hiking trail & sledging run then leads to the Schreckfeld station and on to the First. If hunger strikes along the way, you can stop for a bite to eat at the Bort mountain inn, the Schreckfeld mountain restaurant, the First mountain inn or Adi's Skibar. Continue your uphill ascent along the winter hiking trail towards the Faulhorn. This is where the longest sledging run in Europe (15 kilometres) starts where you can head down the mountain to the Bussalp. After a snack in the mountain restaurant you can walk the last part of the route or take the bus back to Grindelwald.

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
27.37km
Duration
6 hours
Ascent
1667 vm
Descent
1668 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2670m1039m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • First Cliff Walk
  • Mountain restaurant First
  • Mountain Restaurant Bussalp

Equipment

  • First aid kit
  • weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)
  • drink and food provisions
  • mobile telephone

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623978 N 8.035904 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald-Bort-Schreckfeld-First-Faulhorn-Bussalp-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

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region

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.

Aussicht auf Bachalpsee
Faulhorn
Winterwanderweg von First Richtung Bachalpsee
Aussicht oberhalb Bussalp
Aussicht auf Bachalpsee
Aussicht auf Bachalpsee
Winterwanderweg von First Richtung Bachalpsee

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

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