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Uphilltrail First U1

Direct ascent trail from Grindelwald village to First.

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

A great ascent-training route starting in the village and gaining 1150m on the 7.2km trail to First. There is a restaurant at First station which comes in handy for refuelling any lost energy before taking the cableway back down to the village. If you’re feeling adventurous you could opt to take a ‘Mountain Cart’ from here to the mid-station at Bort and then perhaps even a ‘Trottibike’ from Bort back to the village!

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
7.11km
Duration
1 hour, 57 minutes
Ascent
1140 vm
Descent
11 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
First mountain station
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2180m1040m
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 8.035589 E

Ending Point

First mountain station

Step by Step Directions

Village - First

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.

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.

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.

Grindelwald Uphilltrail Nr. 1
Uphilltrail First U1
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Grindelwald Uphilltrail Nr. 1
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Uphilltrail First U1
Uphilltrail First U1

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

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