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.
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.
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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!
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.