18.9 miles
Distance
4,677 ft
Climb
-4,675 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This trail is suitable for trail beginners and advanced, but already require an advanced mountain bike riding technique and trailer experience. A good balance with weight shifting to overcome obstacles, step riding, as well as a safe cornering and braking technique are necessary.



Since summer 2018, the mountain bike trail at Lake Bachalp - Grindelwald is officially signposted. First, however, you’ll have to conquer the ascent from Grindelwald. The asphalt pass road leads to Grosse Scheidegg. It continues on a gravel road to First and Lake Bachalp. Once you reach the top, it's time for a bite and a break to take in the breath-taking snow-covered peaks of the Bernese Alps. Once your break is over, you will then take the 13 km descent. It is a mix of rock slabs, stepped passages, meadows and woods on the 1,200 metres downhill. The trail, overall, is mostly smooth to ride.

Detailed Description
Bachalpsee Loop is a 19 mile popular intermediate route located near Grindelwald. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 4,677 ft with a max elevation of 7,471 ft then descends -4,675 ft.
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8 Reviews & Comments

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saschabrunner (Sep 9, 2021 at 8:00)
Trail Aellfluh
Steep but great one and part of the official Bachalpsee trail: www.schweizmobil.ch/de/mountainbikeland/routen/route-0341.html
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Mikgrant81 (Aug 24, 2020 at 14:22)
Trail Flat Track
Enjoyed this one! Nice flowy track. Beware of hikers though.
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Mikgrant81 (Aug 24, 2020 at 14:19)
Trail Aellfluh
Steep + Loose + rocky and technical in places = Not a 'Green'. A good section though if you have the skills.
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crisotop MTB Linz (Jul 20, 2020 at 6:13)
Trail Beni's Trail
Incredible trail through enchanted forest. Highly recommended
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crisotop MTB Linz (Jul 20, 2020 at 6:12)
Trail Flat Track
best trail close to Grindelwald. Very flowy traverse on rocky and rooty ground
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crisotop MTB Linz (Jul 20, 2020 at 6:10)
Trail Aellfluh
Fairly steep, wouldn’t necessarily rate green because the average biker will have troubles braking on the loose surface
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crisotop MTB Linz (Jul 20, 2020 at 6:08)
Alpine flowtrail with very little challenging sections. Incredible views for the whole descend. We had the trail pretty much for ourselves, most hikers were on the black “B” trail today.
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crisotop MTB Linz (Jul 20, 2020 at 5:59)
Some steep ramps at the end
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Bachalpsee Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,403 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,409 ft
  • Grade max
    -135.4%
  • Grade min
    68.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,718 ft
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