Hiking trail First - Grosse Scheidegg
|Region||: Bernese Oberland|
|Distance||: 5 km, 3.1 miles|
|User rating||: 8|
The route between First (pronounce as ‘Fierst’) and the Grosse Scheidegg is a bit similar to the hike Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen. Since this hike is less popular, the trail is usually not that crowded. The route leads through gently rolling meadows to the pass between Grindelwald and Meiringen: the Grosse Scheidegg. This route also offers an almost continuous view of the Jungfrau massif, while overlooking the Grindelwald valley on the right.
Transportation to First
You will first travel to Grindelwald by car or by train. A 15 minute walk is required to get from the train station to the gondola that takes you up to First. There is also a bus service from Meiringen via Grosse Scheidegg to Grindelwald. Usually, you are required to pay a surcharge for these buses. Will you be traveling to and from hiking areas frequently? A Swiss Pass or one of the other passes grants easy access to the entire Swiss Travel System (trains, buses, boats and mountain transportation).
Follow the signs to Grosse Scheidegg.
Transportation from Grosse Scheidegg
From Grosse Scheidegg, the bus takes you down to Grindelwald or Meiringen, where you continue your trip by car or by train (please refer to the section above).
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