Half-day low-mountain hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland

Admire Grindelwald's panoramic views on this half-day low-mountain hike in Switzerland that's perfect for beginners.

3 hours
CHF55 to 180

This half-day low-mountain hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland does not include any cable cars or trains. However, you won´t be disappointed with the views and won´t find big crowds.

Included in this experience we propose hiking between the typical Swiss chalets, green meadows, cows (spring and early summer), pine forest, streams and a big waterfall. You also have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive mountains around, and also the low and high Grindelwald glaciers.

The beginning of the trail is uphill for about 1km; after that it becomes more flat or downhill. Don´t leave Grindelwald without going where the crowds don´t.

Price Includes

  • Passionate guide that will meet you at your accommodation
  • Information about the area, fauna and flora

Price Excludes

  1. Transportation – Bus to the starting point (it’s free if you are staying in Grindelwald)
  2. Food & beverages
  3. Personal expenses

What to expect

Half-day low-mountain hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland, itinerary:

Although the distance seems quite long, the trail itself is rather flat, and for most of the hike we will be going downhill rather than uphill.

At the starting point of the hike, we enjoy a view of the high glacier (Oberer Gletscher) and famous mountains of Grindelwald: Wetterhorn (3692m) and Eiger (3970m). We start the hike uphill by passing the emerald-green valleys, where cows lazily graze grass (spring and early summer), see famous Swiss chalets and enjoy the magic energy of the mountains. We pass few mountain streams and trek through the forest, which gives a welcoming shade on a hot summer day. If the season is right, we will be able to pick blueberries, raspberries or wild strawberries.

Afterwards, we arrive to what used to be a restaurant, but now serves as a viewing platform, offering a chance to see the village of Grindelwald from the other side: Kleine Scheidegg, Lauberhorn and Männlichen. Also, we visit a small well-hidden viewing point in the forest, overlooking the valley in the direction of the town of Interlaken.

Then we take a downhill path to the waterfall, where we can enjoy the sound of the water and admire other mountains: Mönch(4107m) and Jungfrau (4158m). From there, our trail takes us down to the center of the Grindelwald village where we finish our hike.

It is possible to plan a shorter route, if requested.

Total distance: 8.3Km (5.15mi)
Estimated hiking time: 2h30-3h00
Elevation at the starting point: 1168m
Maximum elevation point: 1491m
Elevation on the arrival point: 1042m

Recommended equipment: Hiking boots/trail running shoes or others with good grip; comfortable clothes; sun glasses; sunscreen; snack and water; hiking poles are useful.

Possibility to rent hiking poles and hiking shoes.

Price: Private tour up to 2 persons, 180CHF; extra person 20CHF.
Private tour for a group of friends or family: 55CHF per person, minimum 4 persons.


Half-day low-mountain hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland: From CHF55 to CHF180 for 3 hours

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