|Begin of tour:||Grindelwald / First|
|End of tour:||Bort / Grindelwald|
|Access starting point:||Railway to Grindelwald, cable railway to First.|
|Access point of arrival:||Cable railway from Bort to Grindelwald.|
|Hiking time:||3 h|
|Gastronomy:||• Berggasthaus First |
• Berggasthaus Waldspitz
• Berghaus Bort
The sunny First area above Grindelwald affords magnificent views of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Eiger North Face and it is in this superb setting that this winter hiking trail takes you down to Bort. From the cable railway mountain station at First the trail rises gently to the Gummihütte. Shortly before you reach the frozen Bachalpsee there is a fork in the trail. To the right the trail branches off to the Faulhorn (Tip: suitable for experienced and fit winter hikers) while to the left, the route takes you down to Bort across snowy Alpine meadows. After a steep descent to Bachläger the trail levels out a bit and continues on to Waldspitz where a welcoming mountain restaurant will tempt you to stop and take a break. Then you will pass through a wooded area as you descend to Nodhalten and continue along an almost level route to the cable railway middle station at Bort. Tip: The descents are also ideal for tobogganing (toboggans may be hired at the cable railway valley station). There is also a toboggan run from Bort to Grindelwald/Mühlebach.
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.