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First - Waldspitz- Bort

Three-hour tour through the sunny Grindelwald-First ski and hiking area.

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

Almost the entire length of the trail is visible from the «Cliff Walk» on First. Bort is just a snowball's throw from the observation terrace, but it takes a bit longer to walk. The trail initially climbs uphill with a view of the Grindelwald-First winter sports area, then winds its way past snow-covered huts and forests into the valley. If you get hungry or thirsty along the way, stop in for a pick-me-up at the Waldspitz. The massive rock faces of the Wetterhorn and Eiger are your constant companions along the entire trail.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
9.47km
Duration
2.88 hours
Ascent
169 vm
Descent
777 vm
Starting Point
Bergstation First (2168 m ü. M.)
Ending Point
Bort (1530 m ü. M.)
Top public transport friendly Scenic

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2275m1543m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The route through the forest from Waldspitz to Bort is also fun by sledge or similar means of transport.

Equipment

  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Safety Guidelines

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Bergstation First (2168 m ü. M.)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.65986 N 8.05372 E

Ending Point

Bort (1530 m ü. M.)

Step by Step Directions

First - Waldspitz - Bort

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 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 

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-First

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

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