341 Bachalpsee Bike
341 Bachalpsee Bike

Mountainbiking

Bachalpsee Bike

Bachalpsee Bike

Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg–First–Bachalpsee–Waldspitz–Grindelwald

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Bachalpsee Bike

Bachalpsee Bike

After the sweaty ascent, the breathtaking alpine panorama won't leave anyone cold. Whether it’s warm enough to then take a dip in Lake Bachalp is up to you. The exertions to the top are well rewarded with a stunning view of the Bernese Alps and exciting single tracks back down into the valley.
Looking up from the village of Grindelwald, the Grosse Scheidegg seems inconspicuously small next to the Wetterhorn peak. But the ascent over the pass road is quite a challenge. The Wetterhorn North Face rises up impressively alongside the road until the sweeping view of the Reichenbach Valley unfolds at the top of the Grosse Scheidegg. The trail flattens out somewhat, climbing only a few metres to reach the Grindel Oberläger mountain community before it becomes more arduous again up to First. Anyone without a fear of heights can take a break on the First along the Cliff Walk to survey the next stages of the trail from a lofty height.

The stage between First and Lake Bachalp attracts not only mountain bikers, but also hikers. Upon arrival at Lake Bachalp, it is immediately evident why so many people come here: the picturesque mountain lake is nestled between magnificent green mountain meadows and the area around the lake is a moor landscape of national importance. The stunning view of the icy slopes of Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn peaks is an unique experience.

From Lake Bachalp, the route follows the old path down to the Bachläger. Until the 1950s, this trail was used by pack animals to take supplies up to the guest house on the Faulhorn mountain, which has been in operation since 1832. Mountain bikers continue along the forest road until the final stage where exciting single tracks await.
After the sweaty ascent, the breathtaking alpine panorama won't leave anyone cold. Whether it’s warm enough to then take a dip in Lake Bachalp is up to you. The exertions to the top are well rewarded with a stunning view of the Bernese Alps and exciting single tracks back down into the valley.
Looking up from the village of Grindelwald, the Grosse Scheidegg seems inconspicuously small next to the Wetterhorn peak. But the ascent over the pass road is quite a challenge. The Wetterhorn North Face rises up impressively alongside the road until the sweeping view of the Reichenbach Valley unfolds at the top of the Grosse Scheidegg. The trail flattens out somewhat, climbing only a few metres to reach the Grindel Oberläger mountain community before it becomes more arduous again up to First. Anyone without a fear of heights can take a break on the First along the Cliff Walk to survey the next stages of the trail from a lofty height.

The stage between First and Lake Bachalp attracts not only mountain bikers, but also hikers. Upon arrival at Lake Bachalp, it is immediately evident why so many people come here: the picturesque mountain lake is nestled between magnificent green mountain meadows and the area around the lake is a moor landscape of national importance. The stunning view of the icy slopes of Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn peaks is an unique experience.

From Lake Bachalp, the route follows the old path down to the Bachläger. Until the 1950s, this trail was used by pack animals to take supplies up to the guest house on the Faulhorn mountain, which has been in operation since 1832. Mountain bikers continue along the forest road until the final stage where exciting single tracks await.
31 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 17 km
Natural surface: 14 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
1450 m | 1450 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grindelwald
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Season

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Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections until in June.

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg–First–Bachalpsee–Waldspitz–Grindelwald.

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Hint
A section of the route passes through a sensitive wildlife area. For this reason, the route should not be used at dusk or at night.

Contact

Grindelwald Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 110
3818 Grindelwald
Tel. +41 (0)33 854 12 12
info@grindelwald.swiss
www.grindelwald.swiss

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Hotel Kirchbühl
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Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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