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Waldspitz Loop

A scenic loop with a diverse descent.

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

From Grindelwald the asphalt road winds up towards Bussalp. At the Lochsteinen junction turn right towards Rasthysi. Pass the Rasthysi and continue uphill towards Holenwang until you reach the Waldspitz. The last meters to the Waldspitz mountain restaurant are no longer asphalted. With a cool drink you can enjoy the Grindelwald mountains on the terrace of the Waldspitz mountain restaurant. After refreshment you return to the valley on the road, hiking trail and single trail via Aellfluh.

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
18.27km
Duration
2 hours, 45 minutes
Ascent
875 vm
Descent
875 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald train station
Ending Point
Grindelwald train station
Top public transport friendly freerideTrial Scenic Loop With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1896m1028m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • (E-) mountainbike, well maintained
  • Helmet, gloves, cycling glasses & bell
  • Elbow & knee pads
  • Mountain bike shoes
  • Weather appropriate & durable clothing
  • Day bike backpack
  • Drink & food
  • Repair Kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Map

Safety Guidelines

Considerate and safe - Bike Codex 

  • Wear protective equipment
  • Evaluate your skills
  • Give way to hikers
  • Stay on the trail
  • Close pasture fences

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald train station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624457 N 8.033913 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald train station

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald - Lochsteinen - Rasthysi - 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. 

Getting there

From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding.    

Parking

You can use the public parking garages in the center of Grindelwald: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces), as well as an uncovered parking spaces at the bottom station of First and Pfingstegg.

Alternatively Parking area Grindelwald Grund

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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