Bike around the impressive Jungfrau Region
The trail highlights in four days
On this stage tour you will experience the trail highlights of the Jungfrau Region in 4 days. Instead of heavy luggage, the unique and impressive panorama accompanies you day after day, your luggage will be transported comfortably from hotel to hotel.
The tour starts and ends in Grindelwald. In between, classics such as the Kleine Scheidegg, the Lauberhorntrail, the Grosse Scheidegg and the Bachalpseetrail await you, you ride through picturesque hamlets and villages in chalet style, and during the four days on your bike you enjoy stunning mountain and glacier views: not only the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, many more 4000m peaks tower majestically over the triumvirate and, together with the rock, the snow and the eternal ice, form the enormous backdrop of a unique natural spectacle. The impressive views and fun trails must be earned, daily stages with up to 2000 meters of altitude are in the program. So you can definitely get away from it all. And if you prefer a more leisurely pace, choose the suggested options and have more time to enjoy!
Procedure and overnight stays: Grindelwald - Mürren - Wilderswil/Interlaken - Meiringen - Grindelwald
Descriptions of the daily stages:
Day 1: Grindelwald – Mürren
Option 1: easier tour 29 km, 1560 m altitude, 1650 m depth. GPS track 1ad and 1be
Option 2: longer and technically more difficult tour 39 km, 2015 vertical meters, 2110 vertical meters. GPS track 1as and 1bs
Today's tour starts with a longer ascent, alternatively you can drive the 1100 meters directly up to Kleine Scheidegg (GPS-Track 1ad) or take the detour via Männlichen (GPS-Track 1as). This means an additional 400 vertical meters and 7 kilometers. The detour is worth it because of the sensational panorama of Männlichen and the subsequent flowing romantic trail, which is a lot of driving fun. On the Kleine Scheidegg, the hub to the Jungfraujoch, we turn away from the masses and drive with an impressive view of the Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau towards the Lauberhorn racetrack, world-famous for the legendary ski race in winter. Parts of it are also rideable by bike. Single trails take you past Hundsschopf to Wengenalp. There are two options for the continuation to Lauterbrunnen. The technically easy variant (1be) leads over forest paths and meadow trails, the difficult one (1bs) over partly technically very demanding trails with hairpin bends, roots and steps. Beware, especially when it's wet the wooden beams lying across are treacherously slippery. In Lauterbrunnen, the large gondola lift is available for overcoming the next 700 metres in altitude. If you haven't had enough challenging descents for today, you can let off steam on the demanding freeride route to Lauterbrunnen and then take the cable car again. Otherwise you roll comfortably, the imposing panorama of the famous triumvirate Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau always in view, to Mürren.
Day 2: Mürren – Interlaken
Facts: 37 km, 740 m altitude, 1800 m depth.
GPS Track 2
As usual, the tour day starts with an ascent. The 700 meters of altitude difference to the Rotstock hut are not completely drivable. At the latest at lunch at the hut built of stone, the exertions are forgotten and the upcoming descent with 1200 metres of depth will put a smile on your face. Over the official hiking trails you will be hurled over stones and forest soil into the valley. As with the other trails, the trail is super varied. Tight bends, smaller steps and liquid stretches line up and end at the legendary Basejump steep face in Lauterbrunnen. The cycle track of the Weisse Lütschine leads back to Wilderswil for the end.
Day 3: Wilderswil Interlaken - Meiringen
Option 1 (einfacher): 32 km, 600 m altitude, 580 m depth. GPS 3e
Option 2 (schwerer): 43 km, 1920 m altitutde, 1890 m depth. GPS 3s
There are basically two variants available for the first stage. The chilly tour (GPS Track 3e) on the signposted mountain bike route 451 leads along the northern shore of Lake Brienz. But on the signalled bike route of 32 kilometres there are still 600 metres of altitude difference, the tour mainly leads along forest roads and paved cycle paths. On the more difficult tour (GPS Track 3s) there are 42 km and almost 2000 vertical metres to be covered, whereby after the first longer descent you can also take a shortcut and roll comfortably along the Aare to Meiringen. Crunchy ascents are compensated with driving fun on the descents, mostly on Wiesentrails.
Day 4: Meiringen – Grindelwald
Option 1 (technically simple, without bus transport): 38 km, 1900 m altitude, 1400 m depth. GPS Track 4ad and 4b
Option 2: by bus to Rosenlaui: 28 km, 1200 m altitude, 1500 m depth. GPS Track 4ad and 4b
Option 3: (more trails, partial ascent by bus): 41 km, 1900 m altitude, 2200 m depth (additional 750 m altitude and 10 km by bus). GPS Track 4as and 4b
The day starts with a long ascent over alpine roads (variant 3, GPS 4as). When you reach Wandelalp, you will have around 1300 metres of altitude difference in your legs. The high moor landscape is a real highlight for nature lovers. The descent into the Reichenbachtal is a pleasure and only in places a bit more challenging. Having arrived on the road to Grosse Scheidegg, we now recommend taking the Postbus to recharge your batteries for the last meters of altitude and trails of the day on the spectacular trip to Grosse Scheidegg. From Grosse Scheidegg (GPS 4b) the bike path leads via First to Bachalpsee, the most photographed mountain lake in the Alps. After the photo stop we concentrate for the descent on fantastic and very varied trails as far as Grindelwald. The 1,100 metres of depth over alpine hiking trails, root stretches and trails are the crowning glory of the day. Variant 1: If you want to cover the stretch completely on your own, it is best to take the direct route to the Grosse Scheidegg (GPS 4ad and 4b).
Option 2: If the 1900 m difference in altitude seems too much for a day's stage or if you would like to take it easier, take the Postbus directly from Meiringen to Grindelwald in the morning and get off in Rosenlaui (or alternatively at an earlier or later stop). There a short walk to the legendary glacier gorge is worthwhile before you climb the further 630 m with your bike to the Grosse Scheidegg. Continue as described above via First and the beautiful Bachalpseetrail.
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- 4 nights incl. breakfast in Grindelwald, Mürren, Wilderswil/Interlaken and Meiringen
- 4 dinners
- 4 luggage transfers (Grindelwald-Mürren, Mürren-Wilderswil/Interlaken, Wilderswil/Interlaken-Meiringen, Meiringen-Grindelwald)
Price per person: CHF 780 in a double room
Validity: 15 June to 15 October
Cooperation between Jungfrau Region Tourism and alpavia.