Begin of tour: Schynige Platte
Access starting point: By train from Grindelwald to Wilderswil and by rack-railway to Schynige Platte
Point of arrival: Cableway station Grindelwald First
Access point of arrival: Rückreise mit der Gondelbahn vom First nach Grindelwald (Rundreisetickets sind erhältlich)
Return trip by chair-lift from First to Grindelwald (round-trip tickets available)
Hiking time: 05:20 h
Physical fitness: challenging
Difference in elevation: 930 m
Culmination point: 2681 m
Season: July - October
Gastronomy: Schynige Platte, Männdlenen, Faulhorn, First
Overnight: Interlaken, Grindelwald
Literature: SAW 254T Interlaken 1:50,000
Schynige Platte – Männdlenen – Faulhorn – Bachalpsee - First
The route begins at Schynigen Platte, and takes you first in the direction of Faulhorn. You will traverse gorgeous alpine meadows, full of grazing sheep in the summer. Later on the route goes steeply upwards, crossing rocky regions. You will finally reach Faulhorn via a ridge path. When the weather is nice there are a lot of visitors at the mountain restaurant and rooms are fully booked for months. A zig-zag path leads from Faulhorn down to Bachalpsee (Bachalp Lake). A relatively flat path with spectacular views leads to First, the conclusion of the magnificent alpine tour.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.