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Fox Run Wengen

Sledging fun next to and above the famous Lauberhorn downhill run.

Wengen Tourismus
CH- 3823 Wengen
+41 33 856 85 85
www.wengen.swiss
info@wengen.swiss

4.5 kilometres of toboggan run right next to the Lauberhorn run: here tobogganists are closer to the racers than anywhere else. On the sometimes challenging, carefully prepared track, they can sled just as tactically as these. Which is the smartest line? How can the momentum be better exploited? If you think smart as a fox on the Fox Run, you'll really pick up speed right after the start on the Wengernalp and arrive with a shot at the finish, the Wengen train station. To get back up right away and make it even better on the next round. Tip: If you go down fast enough, you can just about make it without waiting for the next train at Wengernalp. Toboggan until the runners glow!

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
6.9km
Duration
27 minutes
Descent
788 vm
Starting Point
Wengernalp
Ending Point
Wengen
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2062m1274m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
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  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

After or between sledding: The unique «Röstizza» in the mountain restaurant Allmend

Equipment

  • Sledges or other driving equipment such as velogemel, bobsleigh etc.
  • Suitable winter clothing, gloves, snow sports helmet, ski goggles
  • High, solid shoes with a good profile
  • Braking aid on the shoes (shortens braking distance)
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Emergency numbers
  • Optional: Use a «Rodel» sledge instead of conventional wooden sledge (better controllable)

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Wengernalp

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.585221 N 7.961319 E

Ending Point

Wengen

Step by Step Directions

Wengernalp - Wengen

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

Lauterbrunnen car park or other uncovered parking spaces in Lauterbrunnen. A place in the multi-storey car park can be reserved online.

Fox Run Wengen
Fox Run Wengen
Fox Run Wengen
Fox Run Wengen
Fox Run Wengen

Wengen Tourismus
CH- 3823 Wengen
+41 33 856 85 85
www.wengen.swiss
info@wengen.swiss

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