Hiking to Bachalpsee gives you that magical view of a mountain reflecting in a lake - the Bachalpsee. It is a hike that can be really easy if you only go to the lake and back or it can be a little more challenging if you decide to follow the Flower Trail to Bort or even all the way down to Grindelwald.

Flower trail

Starting/Finishing point: First/Bort

Distance: 8 km

Length of time: 4-6 hours

Ascent/Descent: +100/-1 200

Difficulty: Red

Water along the way: Yes, some

What shoes to choose: Trail running shoes or hiking boots

Easy option

Starting/Finishing point: First/First

Distance: 6 km

Length of time: 2 hours

Ascent/Descent: +200/-200

Difficulty: Green

Water along the way: Yes, some

What shoes to choose: Running shoes or trail running shoes

How to get to Bachalpsee?

From Grindelwald you take the First gondola up to First (30 minutes). At First you should really take some time and walk out on the sky bridge and do the short walk by the cliff. 

You then follow the signs to Bachalpsee. It is really easy to find and an easy walk for about an hour.

The hike to Bachalpsee and along the Flower trail

The view of the Bachalpsee with the Schreckhorn and the Finstaarhorn reflecting in the lake is stunning.

After Bachalpsee you decide to either to go back to First (3 kilometres) or continue along the beautiful Flower trail to Bort (5 kilometres) passing by Waldspitz. The Flower trail windles through a beautiful valley passing by a water fall.

After passing by Waldspitz, the path continues through the woods and windles through the forest for about 30-45 minutes before you arrive at Bort, where the middle station of the First gondola.

At Bort we were getting a bit tired so we rented so called trotti bike scooters for the kids and went to the restaurant for a beer ourselves. Best beer of the day! 

After that beer we had enough energy to walk all the way down to Grindelwald. On our way down we passed by some farms selling cheese and bought some to make the rösti (Swiss dish with potato, onion and cheese dish) later in the evening. 

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During spring 2020 we will add round trips and day hikes in Sweden (randonée in Sylarna), Spain (Mallorca, Andalucia and Tenerife) and Asia (Bali/Singapore and China).

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