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Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5

An uphill challenge of 1000 vertical metres.

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

An easy warm-up from Grindelwald village to Sattelhalten brings you to the start of the practically vertical 1000m climb to Spitzen. From here, the trail winds its way over and down to First where you can treat yourself to a well-deserved rest in the mountain restaurant and enjoy the serene views of the valley. The First cableway brings you back to the village from here.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
4.21km
Duration
1 hour, 28 minutes
Ascent
1013 vm
Starting Point
Village
Ending Point
Spitzen
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2327m1315m
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

  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Village

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.637737 N 8.02255 E

Ending Point

Spitzen

Step by Step Directions

Vertical Up Spitzen

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.

Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5
Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5

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

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