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Magnificent mountains and MTB trails – Jungfrau Loop in 4 days

Markus Greber

Magnificent mountains and MTB trails – Jungfrau Loop in 4 days

Mountain Biking Collection by Jungfrau Region

11

Tours

26:50 h

146 mi

30,000 ft

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.

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    Etappe 1a (leicht): Von Grindelwald zur Kleinen Scheidegg – Jungfrau Loop

    Difficult
    02:09
    7.38 mi
    3.4 mph
    3,625 ft
    250 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you want to get a little rough on the first day of the Jungfrau Loop, then this section is just right for it. Although it is the easier of the two options up to the Kleine Scheidegg, 1,100 vertical meters are still waiting to be overcome by you - and this is only 12 kilometers away. The entire section

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  • Difficult
    03:26
    12.6 mi
    3.7 mph
    4,825 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    00:43
    7.17 mi
    10.1 mph
    225 ft
    4,400 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    After taking a deep breath on the Kleine Scheidegg and enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama, it is now time to tackle the descent down to Lauterbrunnen. If you want to do this in a technically rather simple way and overall more relaxed, this section of the first Jungfrau Loop stage is just right

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  • Difficult
    01:09
    8.66 mi
    7.5 mph
    325 ft
    4,500 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    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

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  • Easy
    00:42
    3.38 mi
    4.9 mph
    825 ft
    350 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    20.3 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,900 ft
    5,275 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On the second stage of the Jungfrau Loop you can look forward to wonderful views, strenuous climbs, flowing descents and all of this almost exclusively on unpaved trails and paths. After a quiet night in Mürren, the tour begins with the long climb to the Rotstockhütte. 700 meters of altitude await you

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    22.3 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    28.2 mi
    5.6 mph
    6,475 ft
    6,450 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Are you fit, rested and in the mood for a lot of trails and vertical meters? Then the heavier version of the third Jungfrau Loop stage is just right for you. Things get really busy on the eastern shore of Lake Brienz, so you can collect an impressive 2,000 meters of altitude over 45 kilometers.

    

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  • Difficult
    02:47
    11.1 mi
    4.0 mph
    4,550 ft
    75 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Who has the choice ... - no, the fourth stage of the Jungfrau Loop is by no means a pain. Rather, you can design it exactly as it suits your mood, mood and fitness on the last day of the big tour. A look at the bare numbers of this variant may leave you with a question mark in your eyes: Almost 1,400

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    13.0 mi
    4.3 mph
    4,325 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    In this section of the fourth stage of the Jungfrau Loop, it is not the distance or the number of vertical meters that are the difficulty. Rather, it is the technical demands of the trails and paths that make this route a challenge. If you are still fit and would prefer to ride real trails instead of

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  • Difficult
    02:22
    12.4 mi
    5.2 mph
    1,375 ft
    4,425 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    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

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    146 mi
  • Duration
    26:50 h
  • Elevation
    30,000 ft

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