Lake Bachalpsee half-day hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland

Join an easy-moderate half-day hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland to admire Lake Bachalpsee & panoramic views. Great for everyone.

5 hours
CHF90 to 310

Enjoy a Lake Bachalpsee half-day hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland!

One of the biggest attractions in Grindelwald, Switzerland, and one of the most beautiful views. During this hike you have little uphill and mostly flat or downhill terrain. If you are looking for the typical alpine views, in this hike you got everything: Peaks over 4000m, glacier, green meadows, alpine lake, cows, famous places but also some quiet ones; open views and pine forest.

Before starting our hike, we do the famous Cliff Walk, the bridge with its final part stretching 45 meters over the void below, offering spectacular panorama of the mountains and making even the brave hearts beat faster.

After that, we start hiking uphill towards one of the biggest attractions of the region – Lake Bachalpsee. If we are lucky, we will spot the most famous inhabitants of this area – the alpine marmots.

Leaving this popular attraction, we take a much quietr hiking trail and make our way down, surrounded by high mountain peaks, green meadows, streams and a small waterfall. The last part of our trail is in the forest, but also with open views here and there. Enjoy the nature, the sounds and the pine’s fragrance.

Contact us for taillored options and other hikes.

This hike can be done in Summer or Winter.

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  1. Transportation - Cable car Grindelwald-First and Bort-Grindelwald
  2. Food, beverages and personal expenses

What to expect

Lake Bachalpsee half-day hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland, itinerary:

We start taking a 25 minutes cable car ride up to First. Enjoy the open views, the high peaks and the paragliders taking off. You have some time to walk on the Cliff Walk bridge and take some pictures.

Starting our hike, the first part is uphill, but soon we reach a flat and downhill trail. In about 1 hour we arrive at the Bachalpsee. If there's no wind, you can easily see the reflection of the Schreckhorn, 4078m in the lake's water. Have some time to relax, eat a snack or take pictures. It exists a toilet you can use for free.

After our break, we start the hike down, taking a less travelled trail. Along the way, we cross small streams and water courses. Hopefully you can also see the Swiss cows with famous bells on their necks.
After passing a mountain restaurant, we hike on a forest trail back to one of the cable car stations, where we take a 10 minutes ride to Grindelwald. You can still enjoy the mountain views, but also the birds chirping and the pine's fragrance. Enjoy the nature and collect beautiful memories on your holiday!

Total distance: 7.8Km (4.85mi)
Estimated Hiking time: 3h30-4 hours
Duration of the activity: 4h30-5hours
Elevation at the starting point: First, 2166m; 7106ft.
Maximum elevation point: 2298m; 7540ft.
Elevation at the arrival point: Bort, 1561m; 5120ft.
Ascents/Descents: 239m/839m

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

Possibility to rent hiking poles and hiking shoes.

Private tour up to 2 persons, 310CHF; extra person 30CHF.
Private tour for a group of friends or family: 90CHF per person, minimum 4 persons.


Lake Bachalpsee half-day hike in Grindelwald, Switzerland: From CHF90 to CHF310 for 5 hours

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