Steep trails with glacier views – eMTB Tours in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region
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Riding flowy trails with a never-ending tailwind and enjoying the feeling of freedom in spectacular nature – e-mountain bikes is a wonderful way to conquer the trails. Exploring on your e-bike is a unique experience: you can conquer mountains that you could previously only dream of and marvel at views straight from the pages of a travel magazine. Exhausting ascents suddenly becomes an easy playground. And, instead of gasping for breath at the summit, you can already focus on the next descent. In this Collection, we guide you around the Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. You can discover this e-bike paradise during 11 routes – spectacular views and pure flow awaits.
Although e-MTBs unlock a new kind of freedom, they can also restrict you when their battery runs low. If it’s empty then it’s harder to find your flow. We’ve planned these rides one step ahead and launched the world’s first network of indoor charging stations for Bosch e-bikes, a pilot project together with certain tourist regions. In the Jungfrau region, 14 charging stations are available which opens up the possibility for some awesome new rides. You can now charge your e-bike en route, allowing you to enjoy almost unlimited flow on your bike. The charging stations are located in bike shops, hotels, and restaurants. Your e-bike can charge while you talk about all things bikes, treat yourself to some tasty regional delicacies or rest your legs for the night. With 100% charge, you can hit the trails once more. That’s what we call real freedom – when the flow never ends.
This round from Grindelwald is short, but you can still look forward to brilliant views and a varied descent. In addition, the cozy mountain inn Waldspitz invites you to stop at the highest point of the tour. In the end, you only did 19 kilometers, but still enjoyed the full portion of the mountains.The tour starts pretty relaxed from the start. You crank evenly out of Grindelwald on a small street. The trip up here and there has a few steeper sections that make you sweat, but it is still very enjoyable and you always have a wonderful view of the impressive mountains of the Jungfrau Region. If you want to take a deep breath and strengthen yourself in between, you can do so at Rasthysi. The small snack hut awaits you about halfway up the climb.Now the final sprint follows and your reward is luring upstairs, because the Waldspitz mountain restaurant offers you an exceptional opportunity to take a break. Here you can rest, strengthen yourself and look forward to the departure. Flowing single trails, hiking trails and only very short sections of the road await you on around eight kilometers. With a broad grin on your face, you roll back into Grindelwald and can explore the idyllic mountain village a little at the end of the day.
Not so many kilometers await you on this tour, but a few meters in altitude - which makes it a short but also demanding pleasure. Your reward is fantastic views and cozy places to stop for refreshments with many regional delicacies.The tour starts at the train station in the center of Grindelwald at an altitude of around 1,000 meters. You climb the first slopes on a well-paved path. It is only nine kilometers to the first highlight of the tour, but there are only 800 vertical meters uphill. In addition to a fantastic panorama, the Hüttenzauber restaurant awaits you on the Bussalp. If you don't feel hungry there, you can still make the short descent to the next stop. You can reach the bistro "Rasthysi" via a beautiful gravel track just three kilometers away and thus another opportunity to discover the mountain worlds with culinary delights.Back on the road, the last big climb of the tour follows. There are many ways to enjoy beautiful views along the way. So keep your eyes open, it's worth it. Now you can really work up a sweat again, but at Gasthaus Waldspitz you can reward yourself for your performance on the sun terrace and recharge your batteries. The subsequent descent is eight kilometers long and a wonderful mix of forest paths, gravel slopes and flowing single trails.
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This small mountain bike adventure awaits you over 30 kilometers and a good 1,400 vertical meters. Since there are few supply points, you should pack enough provisions in your backpack. The tour starts in the center of Grindelwald. The climb to Grossen Scheidegg is on the program for the first few kilometers. The path follows a paved and little-used road. The many switchbacks provide variety and you will be rewarded with great views for every meter of altitude.
When you finally reach the top, you can take a deep breath. Take a little time and reward yourself with the great view of Grosse Scheidegg. From now on, a relaxed gravel road leads you along the Panorama Trail, which lives up to its name. A short stop here and there is worth it to let the mountain panorama really work. A wonderful resting place awaits you on the "Alp Grindel". The hut is not managed, but it offers an idyllic setting for your own picnic.The path now meanders slightly upwards until you finally reach the highest point of the tour and a really unique place. The Bachalpsee is a paradise and the best spot to prepare for the subsequent descent, because the next 13 kilometers are almost all downhill. Flowy trails await you on this route, but also a few more demanding sections and step passages - the perfect end to a promising tour!
On this beautiful tour you can expect even ascents with beautiful views and fast descents on flowing single trails. At the beginning there is the long, but mostly solid way up. You reach the highest point of the tour slowly but surely over asphalt roads and dirt roads. Here and there you need a little more pressure on your pedals. If you are out of breath, take a break, take a deep breath and think: When you get to the top, the world looks very different! This motto takes on a whole new meaning in the great mountain panorama.Once you have completed this climb, the view of Grosse Scheidegg awaits you. You should definitely stop here briefly to reward yourself with the wonderful view. Afterwards you can mentally look forward to the way back. A few more vertical meters, then it's done: A wonderful descent awaits you, but it has a lot to offer, because it is partly steep and technical. If you drive carefully, fun and flow are guaranteed. Once at the bottom, you roll back to Grindelwald on a gravel track.
This route offers you a lot of highlights, such as great views and the famous Eiger north face. Right from the start there is a moderately steep increase. Asphalt and gravel alternate on this passage until the climb becomes a little steeper again at the end. Now it means for you: give everything and look forward to the coming views and especially the descent. When you get to the top, the small Scheidegg awaits you and thus a magnificent view. You can spot three peaks and the associated glaciers there.With these lasting impressions you go on the 13 km long descent, during which you dash down a whopping 1,400 vertical meters. The wide gravel path is very suitable for driving in, afterwards there are a few beautiful single trails. There are also forest paths and stair sections that require some concentration. Shortly before the flowy descent ends, you can take a deep breath and enjoy a beautiful view of the valley.Once at the bottom, a nice rest area with a historic melting furnace invites you to take a little break. Have a seat, enjoy the beautiful ambience and strengthen yourself for the last few kilometers. Then the path winds further along the Weisse Lütschine. Before you can start the final sprint, there is a short pit stop in the mule tavern. Then you follow the river a little further until you are finally back in Grindelwald.
Two rivers for a hallelujah! On this tour you follow the two rivers of the Black and White Lütschine, experience great views and breathtaking trails. It starts in Grindelwald with the Black Lütschine. A mix of asphalt and dirt roads initially lead you west, later the route bends south. Then the climb to Mittelberg begins. Pretty much 1,000 meters of altitude await you here - when you reach the top, you can be proud of yourself. As a reward, there is a refreshment in the Winteregg restaurant so that you can continue driving after a rest.It is not far to Mürren. There you have the chance to recharge your batteries before you go on the long descent. The single trail to Stechelberg is a bit challenging and sometimes very steep, but it's just fun to whiz back down the valley. Before you get to the bottom again, you should pass the impressive Staubbach Falls. The second highest waterfall in Switzerland can be seen from afar and offers you an extraordinary natural spectacle. With these impressive images in your head, you roll relaxed back to Grindelwald on the Black Lütschine.
The spice is in a nutshell: for a good six kilometers there is both a decent climb that will make you sweat and a short but ingenious descent. The increase looks pretty flat at the beginning, but is increasing. After starting in Mürren, you first pedal slowly up the mountain on a paved road. Asphalt later becomes gravel and exertion sweat.Once at the top, you will experience the pure, real mountain world with grazing cows and great views as far as the eye can see. The Bernese Alps in particular leave an impressive impression. After enjoying the view in peace, plunge into the descent with a smile. But please be aware: the single trail is a little challenge and requires a little concentration. Because as already mentioned: This tour is short, but definitely not boring!
This tour is made for in between: It is only seven and a half kilometers long, but it is really nice and quite demanding. You start in Mürren - with a lot of pressure on the pedals. If you haven't warmed up yet, this will happen now at the latest. The first part of the climb runs on a wide gravel road and is really tough. You have to hang in there properly. But don't despair, because the longer the climb takes, the more relaxed it becomes. And when it gets too much for you, you just push. Then you can at least enjoy the great view in peace.Shortly before the highest point of the tour, you reap a brilliant view of the Mittelberg for your efforts. After that, the solid descent begins on a relaxed trail back down. The less demanding underground of the panorama path ensures pure enjoyment until you finally roll back to Mürren over a wide gravel path and later over asphalt.
This tour follows the motto: first the climb, then the pleasure. In other words, you can expect a flowing route with a long climb, but an easy course. So you can take your eyes off the track from time to time and instead focus on the beautiful panorama and the impressive, steep rock faces.
The tour starts in Lauterbrunnen with a relatively even slope, which is quite steep here and there and makes your calves glow. The climb to Mittelberg is worthwhile, because there is a really nice view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. If you want to take a break before the summit, Winteregg is the place to go. In the mountain restaurant of the same name, you can take a breath and fortify yourself.Then a gravel path uphill awaits you before you finally start the well-deserved descent - but don't forget to enjoy the magnificent view at the highest point of the tour beforehand. The descent is rather relaxed and comparatively easy, so that you can enjoy the view while driving. Be careful though, because the ride is always broken up by a few more technical single trails. The Lauterbrunnen Valley will provide you with an unforgettable backdrop and a wonderful waterfall at the end.
Once up and down again: this short trail for in between is perfect if you only want to let off steam, but still want to go high into the beautiful mountains. Because as short as the exit is, it is so varied and action-packed. You're on the right off-road trails all the time. In order to get up into the mountains for the time being, before you really get started, let the Mürrenbahn take you down around 685 meters in altitude. Information about the operating times of the train can be found here: jungfrau.ch/de-ch/live/betriebsdaten.In the beginning, a really steep climb is waiting for you, where you can already work out properly. But don't worry: As you drive up, it gets easier. In addition, the entire route is peppered with wonderful views of the Swiss mountains. So it's really not a bad idea to stop and enjoy the panorama.When you have reached the top, you can take a deep breath on the Allmendhubel, or treat yourself to a treat after the strenuous climb in the restaurant of the same name. Afterwards, you have many options to whiz back into the valley. When you are back down, it will be very difficult not to want to start up again immediately.
If you fancy a short, but nevertheless adventurous and demanding tour, this is the optimal route for you. You can expect really crisp climbs, ingenious trails and a few rather unknown sections through the mountains of the Jungfrau Region. At the beginning it is a rather moderate climb up the mountain. A small, cozy street lets the first meters of altitude pass quickly. If that seems too easy for you, here is the good news: the climb is becoming increasingly steep and at least shortly before the highest point of the tour you have to get everything out of yourself. It is quite possible that it will even be too steep for you - then just dismount, push your bike and enjoy the wonderful view.Once at the top, the perfect trail is waiting for you. You seem to hover over the landscape and enjoy the postcard backdrop of the impressive mountains around. After a few kilometers of pure mountain bike fun, you will already see the stage goal of the short lap: at the rustic Rotstock hut you have earned a break.Treat yourself to some of the rich offer of the restaurant, or enjoy your own food and above all the wonderful mountain atmosphere. Well strengthened, you can then head towards the valley. The Selfbach run offers you challenging and flowing trails. But also afterwards there is no boredom due to all kinds of curves and changing surfaces. On the way back to the starting point of the tour, a crisp climb is waiting for you and soon there are around 15 really intense, but beautiful kilometers behind you.