Waldspitz - Rothenegghütte - Feld - Bussalp Walk

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Ginny32cat
Ginny32cat
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Aug 24, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Hi,

Can anyone please tell me how family friendly (youngest is 3) the Waldspitz - Rothenegghütte - Feld - Bussalp walk is and how easy is it to follow - is the trail well signposted?

We have 2 adult Swiss Travel Passes and a family card - do we have to pay 50% for all or just for the adults?

Many thanks!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
5084 posts
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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:06 PM in reply to Ginny32cat

Hi Ginny32kat-

<<"Can anyone please tell me how family friendly (youngest is 3) the

Waldspitz - Rothenegghütte - Feld - Bussalp walk is and how easy is it

to follow - is the trail well signposted?">>

I've never done it. It has altitude changes ranging on up to 350 meters at altitudes near 2000 meters. Makes you pant a lot if you are not accustomed to exertion at those altitudes.

This map in this link shows the trails:

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There are some steep climbs, even though, overall, the trail only changes altitude by about 100 meters, end to end.

I judge from the map that it is not an easy trail, unless you are used to high altitude hiking on mountain trails..

I'd think it might be a bit much for 3 year old, unless the 3 year old is Swiss and was born with his/her hiking boots on and has a hiking staff or two made for someone his/her size. ;-)

Slowpoke

Last modified on Aug 24, 2017 - 10:08 PM by Slowpoke
Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 25, 2017 - 5:45 AM in reply to Ginny32cat

Hi Ginny32cat,

I haven't done this hike either. We don't have details about it on MySwissAlps, but I found a couple websites that might help you!

https://www.grindelwal dbus.ch/en/hiking-and-exursions/waldspitz

https://www.jungfrau.c h/en-gb/summer-sport/hiking/hiking-trail/4first-bachalpsee-waldspitz-bort-blumenweg-b06043/

Lucas

Arno
Arno
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Aug 25, 2017 - 7:31 AM

Hello Ginny32cat,

I've done the second section of the route a long time ago. I think I hiked from First to Bussalp that day. Apart from one rocky section which is not part of your route, I don't recall it as overly challenging, so I would say it is family friendly. Always be careful of course. This is alpine terrain after all. You'll find safety tips through myswissalps.com/hiking. The part I did not do does not seem to be a problem from what I can see from the map. The views will be wonderful if the weather's cooperating!

Last modified on Aug 25, 2017 - 7:33 AM by Arno
Ginny32cat
Ginny32cat
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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Thank you for all those replies and I am grateful to you for reminding me about the effect of altitude which had somewhat slipped my mind - your combined experience is invaluable for first time visitors like us! Think I might leave this one this time as we have identified a large number of other walks and numerous activities and trips we would like to do - whether they will all fit into our 8 days I am not sure but I guess if not we will just have to return!

Thanks again - this forum has been an invaluable source of information for planning our trip next week!

Ginny

Mark
Mark
193 posts
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Aug 25, 2017 - 11:22 AM

My wife and I hiked from First to Bachalpsee to Waldspitz to Bort.It is a beautiful hike and easy except the short section from Waldspitz to Bort which is short switchbacks downhill. You don't need to go to Bort unless you want to take the chairlift. We just got tired waiting on the bus in Waldspitz for over an hour,but there is a nice outdoor restaurant with great weinerschnitzel and beer while you wait. The trail is not rocky at all and easy to find

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
5084 posts
expert
Aug 25, 2017 - 4:16 PM in reply to Mark

Hi Marki -

It seems that you did not go on the trail(s) that Ginny asked about?

Slowpoke

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