342 Bussalp Bike
342 Bussalp Bike

Mountainbiking

Bussalp Bike

Bussalp Bike

Grindelwald–Bussalp–Holewang–Grindelwald

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Bussalp Bike

Bussalp Bike

Everyone who loves sledging has heard of the Bussalp. But discovering this high rugged mountain is just as exciting in summer on a mountain bike. This tour is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, combining a scenic landscape with a splendid view of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland.
Grindelwald, the starting point of the tour, is nestled in a lush green valley against the imposing backdrop of the magnificent Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. Along the paved road to the Bussalp from the village of Eiger, the mountainside is dotted with homes, holiday houses and small alpine farmsteads as far up as the eye can see. The serenity of the scenery guarantees pure relaxation.

But the tranquillity of the alpine meadows and forests can be deceptive: to reach the Bussalp, cyclists will have to pedal hard to climb the 800 metres to the destination. But it’s well worth it at the top. The view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks is second to none.

The way down initially retraces the same route, branching off at Holzmattenläger in the direction of Holewang. The «Rasthysi», a cosy little inn along the trail, is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. After a stop to admire the idyllic forest clearing, the route briefly climbs up again. Finally, an attractive single track winds through the forest back down to Grindelwald.
Everyone who loves sledging has heard of the Bussalp. But discovering this high rugged mountain is just as exciting in summer on a mountain bike. This tour is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, combining a scenic landscape with a splendid view of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland.
Grindelwald, the starting point of the tour, is nestled in a lush green valley against the imposing backdrop of the magnificent Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. Along the paved road to the Bussalp from the village of Eiger, the mountainside is dotted with homes, holiday houses and small alpine farmsteads as far up as the eye can see. The serenity of the scenery guarantees pure relaxation.

But the tranquillity of the alpine meadows and forests can be deceptive: to reach the Bussalp, cyclists will have to pedal hard to climb the 800 metres to the destination. But it’s well worth it at the top. The view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks is second to none.

The way down initially retraces the same route, branching off at Holzmattenläger in the direction of Holewang. The «Rasthysi», a cosy little inn along the trail, is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. After a stop to admire the idyllic forest clearing, the route briefly climbs up again. Finally, an attractive single track winds through the forest back down to Grindelwald.
19 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 13 km
Natural surface: 6 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
900 m | 900 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grindelwald
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Season

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

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Grindelwald–Bussalp–Holewang–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

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Grindelwald
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Grindelwald
Hotel Kirchbühl
Hotel Kirchbühl
Grindelwald
Jungfrau Lodge
Jungfrau Lodge
Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Grindelwald
Wohlfühlhotel Kreuz + Post
Wohlfühlhotel Kreuz + Post
Grindelwald
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Places

Grindelwald
Grindelwald
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Places of interest

Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
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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.
Signalization