Apr 14, 2015 - 1:30 AM
in reply to Fognorth
<<" Is there a trail from Wengen down to Lauterbrunnen? Could you tell me if their are trials in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Looking at GoogleEarth I can see a road that runs south in the valley toward Stechelburg and part way to Stechelburg there is a bridge across the river with a smaller road/trail heading back toward Lauterbrunnen. Are there by chance paths/trials along the road for walking/running/biking? ">>
There is a trail everywhere in Switzerland. Some years ago, I walked partway down from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen on a well-maintained trail. I did not think it was a trial.
I don't understand why you need trails beside the road on the floor of the LBV to Stechelberg. (Don't know where Stechelburg is). That road is not a superhighway. You can run on it or walk on it or bike on with minimal concerns about traffic. What traffic there is goes slowly. Check the attached image file to get a sense of the road. At high resolution, you can see walkers on the road. Not so easy to see in this compressed image. Still, you can get the correct impression. It is a well-paved, not too wide, country road. Buses run on it, maybe once an hour.
Check these sites:
map.geo.admin.ch/?X= 190000.00&Y= 660000.00
One can also run from Kleine Scheidegg down to ( or the reverse, up to K.S.from ) Grindelwald ( about a 1000 meter altitude change) or Wengen ( about an 800 meter altitude change.)
Either one will give heart, lungs, and legs some good exercise. Trails may have some loose gravel, ruts, or other reasons to be careful. A lot are on pved roads, however. Remember just how high you are. The trails are not difficult; I've seen wheelchairs , mountain bikers, and grandmothers on these trails.
if your granddaughter does not run in Denver at a mile high for conditioning, she may wish to consider the widely differing altitudes of these locations. Use the Swisstopo website.