18.9 miles
4,677 ft
-4,675 ft
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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  • Avg time
    4 hr 14 min
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,403 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,409 ft
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  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,718 ft
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Perfect day in the most beautiful place
Perfect day in the most beautiful place
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