Switzerland one-day hiking tour in Bussalp, Grindelwald

Explore Switzerland's green meadows, mountain peaks, glaciers, and alpine lakes on a one-day hiking tour in Bussalp, Grindelwald.

6 hours
CHF100 to 330

Enjoy an amazing Switzerland one-day hiking tour in Bussalp, Grindelwald!

Start your day hiking in a peaceful farming area, where you can see the cows and hear their bells. The views are gorgeous: you are surrounded by mountains higher than 4000m, by the lower and higher Grindelwald glacier and the green alpine meadows with colorful flowers.

The first hour is uphill, but we can do it on your rhythm. Arriving on a rocky trail, you have the feeling of being on the top of the world – Look at Grindelwald down below, the high mountains and the wild atmosphere.

It’s now time to go downhill direction lake Bachalpsee, one of the biggest attractions of this area. Have a break here and enjoy the gorgeous views.

We have left one more hour hike on a very easy trail. Before we take the cable car down to Grindelwald, you have time to try 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.

If you don’t want to do so much uphill, we can do the same hike in the opposite way.

This hike requires a medium to good physical condition and a firm step on the rocky part.

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  1. Transportation – Bus Grindelwald-Bussalp, Cable car First-Grindelwald
  2. Food & beverages
  3. Personal expenses

What to expect

Switzerland one-day hiking tour in Bussalp, Grindelwald, itinerary:

We start our day taking a Bus from Grindelwald to Bussalp, which is the beginning of our hike. Bussalp is a nice quiet area, full of green fields, farms and cows.

The first 2Km are uphill and then we have a little flatter trail, before we keep going uphill. No worries, we will have time to rest and enjoy the stunning views. After crossing the fields and streams, we arrive in a rocky trail which give us another hiking experience. This area is amazing and very different from what we did till now. Arriving on the top, there is a small hut where we can sit for a bigger rest while enjoying the open views. From here, we can appreciate many peaks: Wetterhorn (3692m), Schrekhorn (4078m), Eiger (3970m), Mönch (4107m), Jungfrau (4158m), and others.

It is now time to start our downhill to the beautiful lake Bachalpsee. This is a big attraction in Grindelwald, so expect other tourists around. We can chill a bit on the grass, put our feet in the water and appreciate the spectacular surroundings.

After that, we have an easy flat hike to First, where we can do the Cliff Walk, the bridge with its final part stretching 45 meters over the void below, offering a spectacular panorama of the mountains. After that, we take the gondola down to Grindelwald and finish our day.

Total distance: 8Km (5mi)
Ascents/Descents: 740m/375m
Estimated hiking time: 4h-4h30
Duration of the activity: 5h-6 hours
Elevation at the starting point: Bussalp, 1800m (5 905ft)
Elevation at the highest point: 2400m (7 875ft)
Elevation at the arrival point: First, 2166m (7 106ft)

Recommended equipment: Hiking boots/trail running shoes or others with good grip; hiking poles; comfortable clothes with different layers; sun glasses; sunscreen; snacks and water.
Possibility to rent hiking poles and hiking shoes.

Price: Private tour up to 2 persons, 330CHF; extra person 35CHF.
Private tour for a group of friends or family: 100CHF per person, minimum 4 persons.

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Switzerland one-day hiking tour in Bussalp, Grindelwald: From CHF100 to CHF330 for 6 hours

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