Activities for very warm days near Grindelwald

Activities for very warm days near Grindelwald

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KimRosenthal
KimRosenthal
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Aug 28, 2017 - 5:23 AM

Hi! We are currently in Grindelwald and having a great time. However, it looks to be much warmer than we expected for several days, which is making us rethink a few activities. Any thoughts on good activities for warm days within 2 hours of Grindelwald? We have visited Jungfraujoch, rafted the Lutshine, and visited the Glacier Gorge thus far. Thanks, Kim.

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 28, 2017 - 6:51 AM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi Kim,

I think this is the first time I've had someone change activities due to good weather! What is it you would like to do and what have you cancelled due to the warmer weather? I'm guessing you want to avoid hiking? Maybe spend some time in Trummelbach falls or a farther trip away at Aare Gorge?

We have a list of suggested activities on our Grindelwald page here.

Lucas

Last modified on Aug 28, 2017 - 6:53 AM by Lucas
Arno
Arno
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Aug 28, 2017 - 7:03 AM

Lucas gave you some good suggestions for "water related activities". You can combine the Aare Gorge with a boat trip on Lake Brienz, a visit to the Giessbach Fall and the Reichenbach Fall. Plenty of water!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 28, 2017 - 8:38 AM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi Kim-

As Lucas noted, it is not clear if you want to avoid hiking.

If you are up for an easy and very scenic hike, here are a couple of ideas:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/maennlichen-kleinescheidegg

I've attached a couple of photos. In the second one, the smaller figure is my 8 year old granddaughter. September 2009.

This one is a bit longer:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/bachsee

Slowpoke

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KimRosenthal
KimRosenthal
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Aug 28, 2017 - 8:26 PM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi, everyone. Yes, we thought we had perhaps taken a few too many hikes for our teenagers liking, so we were trying to add a couple of other activities. I think we have settled on an early morning bike tour in Interlaken and the Aare and Grindelwald gorges.

We have thus far hiked First to Bachsee, the Eiger Trail, Mannlichen to KS to Wengen, and Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg to Murren to Grutschalp.

Still have two more hiking days left. Any recommendations? Easy to moderate is best. Fine with anything from 2 to 6 hours. Happy to travel via cable car, train or car. Would love some new alpine views. Thoughts?

THANKS! Kim

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 28, 2017 - 8:32 PM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi Kim-

Somewhat differnt from your oher hikes, and without the spectacular mountain scenery.

Likely to be quite warm on a sunny day in August. Not for everyone's taste.

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bls-sudrampe-trail

How about Schynige Platte- perhaps too short?

Check the end of this thread, map details included:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/berner-oberland-suggestions

Spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.

Check out the Google Maps street view suggested by Daniel.

Slowpoke

KimRosenthal
KimRosenthal
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Aug 29, 2017 - 5:01 AM

Hi, Slow poke! My husband and I are dying to hike Schynige Platte, but we feared it might be too tough for my 13 year-old daughter. Based on the other hikes we have done, do you think she could likely manage with an early start, lots of breaks, and a healthy supply of Swiss chocolate?

Or did you perhaps mean the loop at the top of Schynige Platte rather then the thru hike to First? Any thoughts on the North Face Trail near Murren? We were very pleasantly surprised by the Murren to Grutschalp walk, which we added on to a longer hike on a whim,

Thanks ! Any and all opinions appreciated.

Kim

Last modified on Aug 29, 2017 - 5:15 AM by KimRosenthal
Arno
Arno
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Aug 29, 2017 - 5:43 AM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi Kim,

Yes, I'd rather recommend the loop at Schynige Platte. First to Schynige Platte would be too much. There's a link in Slowpoke's post now.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 29, 2017 - 7:29 AM in reply to KimRosenthal

Hi Kim -

<<"Or did you perhaps mean the loop at the top of Schynige Platte rather then the thru hike to First?">>

Exactly. A bit on the short side, for your time criteria.

As Arno noted.

The hike from Schynige Platte to First is tough:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/first-schynigeplatte

Slow[poke

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
140 posts
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Aug 29, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Hi,

If the budget allows, you could do a tandem paraglide from several different locations around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken, assuming the hot weather isn't being caused by a Foehn wind (no flying when the Foehn is blowing)

You can hire Trotti Bikes at Bort and do a long downhill run back to town, or maybe try the mountain cart.

www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/grindelwaldfirst/

There are the Beattenberg caves near Interlaken which are quite interesting and if you want to stay near the water, you can take a ferry trip around Lake Thun, or rent a canoe and do some exploring

www.thunersee.ch/en/ac tivities-excursions-events-lake-thun/summer-sports-adventure/water-sports-thun/canoeing-lake-thun.html.

Have Fun!

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