Road Cycling in the JungfrauGrindelwald, Switzerland
If you’ve got a thing for adventure on two wheels, Switzerland's Jungfrau Region is calling your name. Grosse Scheidegg, one of Europe’s most stunning passes, is waiting for you to jump on your bike and hit the pavement. Reaching a peak altitude of 1962 metres, flanked by snow-capped glaciers and lush mountains, the journey is captivating one. You won’t have to worry about dodging traffic to enjoy it either – aside from the famous yellow PostBuses the roads here are car-free.
Take a deep breath as you head off – the Grosse Scheidegg is not for the faint-hearted. Starting from Meiringen, it's a 16-kilometre journey up to the summit, tackling steep gradients along the way as you pump up the 1300-metre incline. At the top you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that make the climb well worth it.
The somewhat dizzying descent from the summit will see you cruising into the quaint village of Grindelwald where you can rest at the foothills of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau massif. Continue on through the winding roads along the Lütschine River to Interlaken, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts, before looping back along the sparkling shores of the Brienz Lake to Meiringen.
Having conquered 79 kilometres of terrain – most of which remains almost untouched by explorers – you’ll be well deserving of a cold drink and a long sleep at the end of it.
- Fantastic circuit with panoramic views of some of Switzerland’s most stunning scenery
- You’ll have this breathtaking mountain pass virtually all to yourself thanks to the car-free roads
- Push yourself to your physical limits
- The terrain is tough, with 79 kilometres to cover and over 1300m of incline and descent
- Not for anyone who doesn’t love to challenge their fitness
You can use the Swiss Travel Pass to get around Switzerland or cycle your way throughout.
Cycling through this route is free to anyone with a bike.
With over 79 kilometres of terrain to cover you’ll need to have a strong fitness level.