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Rasthysi Trail W6

A winter fitness tour suitable for novices and experienced Trail Runners alike thanks to the many shortcuts.

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

From Grindelwald you can follow the trail in the direction of Mühlebach to ascend up to Bort on the winter hiking trail. To shorten the route a little, you can also take the gondola of the First Aerial Cableway up to the Bort middle station. The trail continues along the signposted winter hiking trail, mostly through forests, to the Rasthysi Restaurant. Between the trees you can catch a glimpse of the impressive panorama with the Eiger as the centrepiece. The trail gently ascends and descends until it finally reaches the Bussalp, where you can relax on the sunny terrace before returning to Grindelwald by sledge (they can be hired right at the Bussalp) on foot or by bus.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
12.37km
Duration
2 hours, 45 minutes
Ascent
900 vm
Descent
136 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Bussalp (1800 asl)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1801m1039m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • Berghaus Bort
  • Restaurant Rasthysi
  • Bergrestaurant Bussalp

Equipment

  • First aid kit

  • Weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)

  • Drink and food provisions

  • Mobile telephone

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.62357 N 8.035586 E

Ending Point

Bussalp (1800 asl)

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald-Bort-Rasthysi-Bussalp

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

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

 

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region

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.

Trail Running Bort-Rasthysi
Aussicht oberhalb Bussalp
Winter Trail Runners bei Bort
Winter Trail Runners bei Bort
Winter Trail Runners bei Bort

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

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