Grindelwald First Cliff Walk & Bachalpsee
Please add CHF30.00 (with half tax card) to your travel cost for the cable car ride to First. Expensive and long day but once in a lifetime experience.
Hiking level - Easy
Ascent - 155m
Descent - 155m
Duration - 2 hours Bachalpsee, 2 hours First Walk plus 1.5 allowance
[masked] - Zurich HB to Bern P[masked]- Bern to Interlaken Ost P[masked]- Interlaken Ost - Grindelwald P2
1011 -1013 - Grindelwald Bhf to Firstbahn NFB[masked] - Cable car ride to First[masked] Walk/sightseeing to Cliff with lunch[masked] Hike to Bachalpsee and back[masked] Cable car down[masked] Grindelwald, Firstbahn to Bahnhof[masked] Grindelwald - Interlaken Ost P[masked] Interlaken Ost - Spiez P[masked] Spiez - Bern - P[masked] Bern - Zurich HB P7
When we reach First by cable car, we will first walk to First Cliff Walk. The alpine choughs on First have it good: they encircle the alpine pastures, forest and a high waterfall. On the lookout platform near the terrace at the Bergrestaurant, the terrace rises 45 metres out into the void. In order to reach it, we must climb to dizzying heights on the west side of the First summit. On the First Cliff Walk presented by Tissot, not only is the view into the valley beautiful, so is the view of the mountainside: the rocks with their layers and niches serve the as a take-off and landing place for the alpine choughs.
After the viewing , we proceed to the special and beautiful hike which leads over a broad, well-developed path past the flowering alpine meadows to the Bachalpsee. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must be tackled. Afterwards, we will be able to walk up to the blue jewel of the Bernese Alps. The sharp, jagged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley are impressive. Expansive meadows and numerous benches are available to reflect on the surrounding beauty.
What to bring:
1. Food and water
2. Sunglasses, sunscreen, cap
3. Walking poles
4. Good hiking shoes