Picturesque villages and mountain chalets, magnificent mountains and stunning glaciers, breathtaking landscapes and, of course, awesome alpine trails – the Jungfrau Loop guides you through the Jungfrau region on your mountain bike in four days.
In this Collection, you discover Switzerland’s wonderful mountains as you climb tough passes such as the Grosse Scheidegg in the Bernese Alps and enjoy endless descents. The Jungfrau region is known as one of the most spectacular regions in Switzerland thanks to its lofty snow-capped peaks and alpine landscapes. If high mountains sound too challenging for you, we’ve included route variations so that you can adjust the ride to suit your ability level.
Your adventure begins in the village of Grindelwald in the heart of the Jungfrau region. From here, you head up Kleine Scheidegg to the idyllic villages of Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. On the first stage, you can choose from two variants: easy or crunchy and difficult. The next day, you continue through the beautiful Lütschinen Valley, passing the impressive Staubbach Falls to the village of Wilderswil, the stage destination. Stage 3 takes you to the lovely Brienz Lake where you enjoy a day of wonderful views before spending the night in the village of Meiringen, the setting of Sherlock Holmes’ final showdown with his nemesis Professor Moriaty. This stage offers you the choice between easy paths on the lake’s north shore and crisp, tough climbs on the south shore. On the final stage, you meet the Grosse Scheidegg pass. Here, there is also a slightly easier route to the summit. On the top, you can ride along mountain peaks admiring the wonderful landscape. If your legs need a break after four days riding, you can hop on a bus too.
We have designed this adventure to be adaptable for different ability levels. If you like to push yourself, you can hit the trails hard, climbing more than 6,500 feet (2,000 m) in one day and chasing that alpine feeling. If you prefer to take it easy, you can take the suggested alternative routes, giving you more time to relax in the landscapes.
You can plan your adventure along the Jungfrau Loop on your own or book a package tour. If you go with a tour, you can leave behind your bike bags as they will be dropped off at your accommodation each day.
The 4-day loop starts and finishes in the village of Grindelwald. Nestled in the heart of the Jungfrau region, it’s well-worth spending a few days in the village and the surrounding nature. The village is a great place to relax before exploring even more trails in the region.
If you are mountain-experienced and want to go into the crowds right at the start of the Jungfrau Loop, then the difficult version of the tour start is just right for you. This section of the first stage gives you an increase of seven kilometers and 400 meters in altitude and is altogether significantly more demanding than the easier version. The highlight of this section is the summit of the Männlichen, which gives you a magnificent all-round view.
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Instead of a faster, but rather easy downhill run on the easier route (1b easy), the difficult downhill version of the first Jungfrau Loop stage has a sometimes very demanding single trail. In any case, you should have already ridden technical trails if you choose this option. For this you get a fine mix of the most beautiful view and adrenaline.
This tour marks the end of the first Jungfrau Loop stage and it actually starts in Lauterbrunnen. Quite comfortably though, as the cable car takes you up to Grütschalp. Instead of a demanding mountain stage, you literally fly up the mountain in just four minutes to cover the last six kilometers of the day. A few small ascents and descents are still waiting for you, but you already have the (day) goal in mind.
If you still have tired bones from the first two stages of the Jungfrau Loop, then you should try this easy version of stage 3. A relaxed day awaits you on this route with little ascents, but with many beautiful views along Lake Brienz. On around 35 kilometers, you only collect around 600 meters of altitude and mostly drive along forest roads and paved bike paths.
After you have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful view on the Grosse Scheidegg, the last section of the fourth Jungfrau Loop stage is waiting for you. Your tour of the Jungfrau Region is nearing its end. So once again fully enjoy what awaits you here: wonderful views, breathtaking landscapes, the picturesque Bachalpsee and, of course, grandiose trails that ultimately transport you back to the starting point of the stage trip to Grindelwald.