Markus Greber

The Eiger e-MTB loop – from glaciers to green valleys in 3 days

Mountain Biking Collection by Jungfrau Region

Impressive mountain peaks, spectacular waterfalls, glistening mountain lakes and picturesque villages – this circular route showcases the wonderful landscape of the Jungfrau Region in all its glory. Setting off from the quaint village of Grindelwald, you discover the world-famous mountains of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and some of Switzerland’s most spectacular scenery.

The 3-day e-MTB loop is incredibly varied. You ride from one postcard motif to the next as you pass the deep blue waters of Lake Brienz and the legendary Reichenbach Falls, climb the Grosse Scheidegg and enjoy an exhilarating descent back to Grindelwald. With an e-MTB, you can relax on your adventure with more energy to take in your surroundings.

The Eiger e-MTB loop starts and ends in Grindelwald at the foot of the mighty Eiger mountain and its historic north face. The route follows well-signposted trails which are great fun, even if you are a relatively inexperienced rider. Along the route, you can charge your bike at one of the numerous charging stations and tuck into some delicious regional cuisine while you wait. Last but not least, don’t forget to pack your camera! You’ll have plenty of chances to use it on this trip.

You can choose to ride this adventure unsupported or with a little extra help. There are numerous mountain inns en route who are happy to welcome bikers. If you prefer to ride completely care-free, then you can book the ride as a tour package which includes three overnight stays, three dinners, luggage transfer, and e-bike hire. With everything taken care of, you can focus on the spectacular scenery as you hit the trail.

To give you an idea of what biking in the Jungfrau Region entails, check out this video:

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    03:03
    22.0 mi
    7.2 mph
    6,750 ft
    4,825 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    More than 2,000 meters of altitude spread over around 35 kilometers - that sounds like a very nice challenge. With the e-bike you will also start to sweat at the start of the Eiger E-MTB loop, but thanks to motor support you will have enough breath to fully enjoy the breathtaking landscape of this tour.The route starts with a long and sometimes steep climb, on which you collect the first 1,100 vertical meters. You drive on a paved road, but it is car-free and therefore takes you up to the small Scheidegg in a quiet and middle of the mountain idyll. Once at the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view in peace. The panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is simply gigantic. There are also various refreshment options up here so that you can replenish your carbohydrate stores. The battery of your bike doesn't have to go flat either: at the Berghaus Grindelwaldblick there is a Bosch charging station that provides your e-bike with new juice.Now a long descent is waiting for you. For a full twelve kilometers, the route is only downhill via an easily navigable gravel path. The route is garnished with wonderful viewpoints and leads via Wenge down to Lauterbrunnen Valley, the Base Jump Mecca of Switzerland. When you cross the bridge over the Weisse Lütschine below, you have a fantastic view towards the landmark of Lauterbrunnen, the world-famous Staubbach waterfall. A short detour there is absolutely worthwhile.Then the second ascent of this stage begins, which takes you up to Mürren. You cross the Grütsch Trail, drive past Winteregg and finally reach the goal of the first stage: The car-free, original panoramic mountain village at the foot of the Schilthorn offers a breathtaking view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and heavenly tranquility for your first night the Eiger E-MTB Loop.

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    Intermediate
    03:25
    37.0 mi
    10.8 mph
    1,925 ft
    5,225 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The second stage of the Eiger E-MTB loop is the reward for the demanding first day: Today you can expect a really long descent, wonderful natural highlights and the picturesque Lake Brienz. At the end of the day, you covered almost 60 kilometers and enjoyed almost 1,600 meters of depth.It starts after a restful night in the wonderfully quiet mountain village of Mürren. To wake up, you can briefly enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains before the almost endless descent into the Lauterbrunnen Valley is waiting for you. Along the White Lütschine you roll comfortably in the direction of Lauterbrunnen, where you will pass the impressive accumulation of dust, which you already admired yesterday. If you fancy a second breakfast or want to buy some provisions: in Lauterbrunnen you have the opportunity.When you leave the village, you have two options: You can choose to drive on the right side of the river on forest trails and easy trails or on the left side of the river on the road. This is of course more energy-efficient when driving, but depending on the time of day you have to expect some traffic. In Zweilütschinen the route takes you right from the river to Wilderswil and through Interlaken to the northern shore of Lake Brienz.From now on you will always have an eye on Lake Brienz, whose deep blue water reflects the mountains - a wonderful sight. The route runs partly on paved, partly on unpaved paths in a constant up and down. The towns of Oberried and Brienz provide variety and offer you opportunities for breaks and refreshments. After Brienz you drive a short distance along the eastern shore of the lake before turning onto the quiet bike path, which finally leads you comfortably to the stage destination Meiningen. If you still feel like some culture and entertainment here: The Sherlock Holmes Museum could ensure an exciting end to the day.

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  • Intermediate
    02:00
    17.6 mi
    8.9 mph
    4,550 ft
    3,100 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With a length of around 30 kilometers, the third stage of the Eiger E-MTB loop is significantly shorter than the first two. Perfect if you are already a bit exhausted and ideal for taking a lot of time on the way, enjoying the wonderful landscape and discovering the highlights along the route.The first highlight is not long in coming. Immediately after you leave Meiringen, you have a view of the legendary Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes defeated his arch enemy Professor Moriarty in the novel by Conan Doyles and plunged into the depths himself. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfall from afar, or park your bike briefly and ride the nostalgic funicular to the viewpoint.Then the long climb to the Grosse Scheidegg is waiting for you. It really has it all - how good that you are on your E-MTB. But that's also great if you prefer to take it easy and plan a break or two. There are plenty of opportunities. In Rosenlaui, for example, a trip to the spectacular glacier gorge is worthwhile, which you can visit in about 45 minutes on foot. After another 100 meters in altitude, you can recharge your battery at the beautiful Chalet Schwarzwaldalp while you indulge in culinary delights.Well strengthened and with a full battery, you now head to the Grosse Scheidegg and further towards First, with the imposing Wetterhorn in the back. The higher you go, the more impressive the view is. Just stop and enjoy it in peace. Because soon you made it. A long, paved descent now leads back to Grindelwald, the starting point for a great, promising tour on your E-MTB, which you will not soon forget.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    76.7 mi
  • Duration
    08:27 h
  • Elevation
    13,200 ft

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