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First - Bachalpsee - Hireleni - Bussalp No. 3

A beautiful trail from First to Bussalp.

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

In the village, take the First gondola up to the First mountain. From there you hike to the famous Bachalpsee. From Bachalpsee a path leads up towards Hireleni. Then hike past the Hireleni to the Bussalp. From Bussalp you can take the bus back to the valley.

Distance
8.36km
Duration
2 hours, 55 minutes
Ascent
276 vm
Descent
654 vm
Starting Point
First
Ending Point
Bussalp
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Details

Altitude
2404m1796m
Recommended season
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Author Tips

Enjoy a drink at the Bussalp restaurant after the hike .

Equipment

  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

First

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.65993 N 8.053564 E

Ending Point

Bussalp

Step by Step Directions

First - Bachalpsee - Hireleni - 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.

 

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.

 

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.

Bachalpsee mit Schreckhorn

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

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