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Bort - Aellfluh - Tuftbach - Grindelwald No: 14

Family-friendly hike in the Grindelwald-First hiking area

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

The walk leaves from Bort on a relatively flat path towards Bussalp and then descends quite steeply down to Aellfluh and Grindelwald. The route does not require much physical fitness, but the descent is hard on the legs. Walking poles are useful to take the strain off the legs! An ideal walk for families with children.


Difficulty
Easy
Distance
6.42km
Duration
1 hour, 45 minutes
Ascent
130 vm
Descent
649 vm
Starting Point
Bort, middle station
Ending Point
Grindelwald
Top public transport friendly Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1633m1028m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The sun terrace of Berghaus Bort invites you to linger and there is a large alpine playground for the children.

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

Bort, middle station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.646368 N 8.051938 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald

Step by Step Directions

Bort - Nodhalten - Strahlgässli - Aellfluh - Sattelhalti - Brünneli - Tuftbach - Grindelwald

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 from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Bort, Grindelwald

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

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