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Waldspitz Loop (Nr. 3)

A scenic loop with a diverse descent.

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

The route starts in Grindelwald following the asphalt road in the direction of Bussalp. At Lochsteinen about 3.5 km before Bussalp the route branches off to the right in the direction of Rasthysi, Holewang, Waldspitz. Enjoy a refreshing drink and meal on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant.

After a break, you are ready to head back down to the valley along the road, hiking trail and single trail via Aellfluh.

The route can also be shortened by taking the bus to Bussalp in Grindelwald. Please arrange mountain bike transport in advance by phone. +41 33 854 16 16

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
18km
Duration
2 hours, 45 minutes
Ascent
880 vm
Descent
879 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald train station
Ending Point
Grindelwald train station
Top public transport friendly freerideTrial Scenic Loop With refreshment stops

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

Verpflegung und Bosch eBike Ladestation:

Bergrestaurant Waldspitz

Nach dem Loop ein kühler Après-Ride Drink in der 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 46.624649 N 8.033156 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald train station

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald-Lochsteinen-Holewang-Nodhalten-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 von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald
Single Trail Abfahrt von Waldspitz nach Grindelwald

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

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