Just A Perfect MTB Day: Grindelwald

Tiina Kivelä

This sunny morning, I loaded my bike (and myself) to the train towards Grindelwald (tip: buy a day bike pass from SBB & hang your bike by the hooks in bike carriage) having in mind a long MTB tour up to Grosse Scheidegg, Bachalpsee and back to Grindelwald. Though in Grindelwald, I noticed I had forgotten to load my sunglasses, and started the tour buying the first “good enough” (and expensive) pair I found in one of the shops in Grindelwald. I had been thinking of buying new, alpine environment suitable pair for some time already, but I didn’t think it would happen this way. Nevertheless, as I didn’t  want to waste too much time indoors since the weather was perfect and my goal was high, I loaded the money on the table and headed up.

MTB AROUND GRINDELWALD

And so I went with my bike & my new shades, up up (it wasn’t easy with my heavy bike); first to Grosse Scheidegg, then First and Bachalpsee (dipped my feet in, of course) and finally down along some winding and bit scary singletrails. I can’t really say I’m a master on bike, nor that today’s trip would have been easy (I know my legs will be hurting a lot tomorrow) but still today was one of the best days in my life. I made it, safe and sound, and the views and the weather… No words to describe how awesome it was. Hope these pics talk a bit more though.

On my way up I had time to think how I really should find time to write down more about my weekend trips, share my tips and lessons I’ve learned during my stay until now (if you have some specific questions already you may email me directly though, and I’ll do my best to answers asap). Because no matter how awesome the days are, I do wish I could share these with the best people. Which, on the other hand, is a good reason to re-launch Tiina’s bootcamps (some of you know).

This Switzerland edit. would be just awesome.

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Where: Grindelwald – Grosse Scheidegg – First – Bachsee – Grindelwald. 

TOUR TIPS

You may skip the first part from Grindelwald to Grosse Scheidegg (it’s really better with road bike) by taking a PostAuto, which offers bike transport too (for some price before, and free after 4pm).

Some of the trails you have to share with hikers and on some trails biking is prohibited during the high season in summer. Follow the red biking signs and ask for more information in one of the bike shops in Grindelwald, where guiding is also offered.