500 kilometres of hiking trails, 160 kilometres of mountain bike trails, mountain railways, aerial cableways, theme trails, adventure sports, climbing, high-Alpine tours, waterfalls, mountain lakes – and best of all, spectacular panoramic views of the Jungfrau Region.
Our excursion top tips:
Grosse Scheidegg – First
From Grindelwald take the bus to the Grosse Scheidegg, which forms the watershed between Grindelwald and the Haslital valley. An easy, undulating trail leads you in around two hours to First. All along the route, you can enjoy magnificent vistas of the Bernese Alps. The trail is flanked by a wealth of alpine flora. The 6-seater aerial gondola with its expansive viewing windows will bring you safely back to Grindelwald.
Apple Fritter Trail
The Apple Fritter Trail combines educational features with a wonderful landscape, offering an interesting and varied experience on Männlichen. This fruit theme trail leads you in around one and a half hours over lush alp meadows, flower-carpeted pastures and shaded forests from Holenstein to Brandegg. Six information panels along the way allow you to test and brush up on your fruit-related knowledge. Did you know that the Swiss eat around 20 kilogrammes apples each a year? You are approaching the majestic Eiger, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn peaks as you make your way along the trail. The scrumptious finale of this hike awaits you at the Brandegg mountain restaurant, which serves up what can only be described as the world’s best apple fritters. What could be more delightful than to rest your weary legs on the sun terrace and give in to sweet temptation?
Kleine Scheidegg – Lauberhorn Loop
The trail along the foot of the famous Eiger North Face alone makes this mountain biking tour an absolute highlight – superlatives galore characterize this tour. It starts with a scenic, long and gentle ascent which only gets very steep (but still rideable) just below the Kleine Scheidegg. Your effort is plentifully rewarded by the exhilarating descent. Leading from the Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen and covering almost 1400 altitude metres, at first on a wide gravelled surface, followed by singletrack. Shaded forest paths, steep sections, steps and tight bends follow in rapid sequence. This trail of easy to intermediate difficulty offers plenty of mountain biking fun.