Mürren to Grutschalp road easy for biking?

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Ray008
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Apr 8, 2019 - 3:20 PM

We will be doing some easy biking (not MTB) along Lauterbrunnen Valley this summer. Our starting point will be from Lauterbrunnen train station, stop by Trummelbach Falls and continue our bike journey to Stechelberg. Then we shall take the cable up to Mürren. We won’t plan to do biking in Mürren. Just want to complete our short loop back to Lauterbrunnen. We saw in google map there is a road connecting Mürren Schilthornbahn and Grutschalp. Is this downhill road easy to ride. We are no pro cyclists and be traveling with kids 9 and 12 years old.

Also is there any bike rack for us to lock our bike before we enter the Trummelbach?

Thank you all for your inputs in advance !

Ray

Steph
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Apr 9, 2019 - 8:20 AM in reply to Ray008

Hello Ray008 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

I am not a biker at all myself and can thus not give lots of personal input, but maybe the following link will be helpful:
- www.schweizmobil.ch/en /mountainbiking-in-switzerland.html

You can search for the area to find designated biking routes. It seems do-able, but as said, no personal experience I'm sharing here.

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Apr 9, 2019 - 8:25 AM by Steph
Arno
Arno
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Apr 9, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Hi Ray,

It looks like this route is basically what you have planned:

map.schweizmobil.ch/?land=mountainbikeland& lang=en&layers=Bikeweg netz%2CMountainbikelan d&route=450&season=sum mer&bgLayer=pk&logo=ye s&resolution=10&E=2635 002&N=1157973

I'm not a biker either. I'd personally walk, as it can be quite pricey taking up and down the bikes in cable cars just for the sake of completing the loop. I'm don't know the prices but it's probably not free.

This might be interesting too: muerren.swiss/en/summe r/see-and-do/activities/bike-arena/.

There is a very easy path from Mürren to Grütschalp, but that's mainly a walkers path: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/gruetschalp-muerren. I don't think you're expected to bike there. Only a very small section of the mountain bike route is on this easy path. Alternatively, there's also a little train you can take.

Ray008
Ray008
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Apr 9, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Steph and Arno for your valuable input!

Drtrupper
Drtrupper
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Apr 9, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Good morning! I had recently contacted the local bike shop w/ a similar question and below was there helpful response:

There is a few mountainbiking trails in the area, but not too many. The area is quite steep, so you should have been riding mountainbikes before.

The easier one, and only one that is paved is on the valley floor from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg. You can also ride from Grütschalp to Mürren via Winteregg. The ride up to Allmendhubel is possible but very very steep and you are not allowed to take the bikes on the Allmendhubelbahn. The cable cars up till Mürren will let you take your bike with, for an additional charge.

You can ride from Mürren down to Gimmelwald, the path is paved and it takes about 10 minutes.

The other option, people normally do, is to ride from Mürren down to Lauterbrunnen via Winteregg. Just be aware that it’s a loose gravel road which is pretty steep downhill. I would only recommend you going, if you are an experienced mountainbiker, because it is certainly not easy at all and constantly downhill, no flat areas.

In case you have seen the Rick Steve video/article, it is very misleading and not correct, lots of people getting trapped with it.

The other option would be to rent bikes in Lauterbrunnen, there is a big bike shop there, and you can ride through the valley on the valley floor, which is flat, but very scenic and beautiful, especially in spring with all the waterfalls.

Prices are the same, full day rental for a bike including a helmet is 40,- half a day would be 30,-

Also if you rent down there you don’t need to pay for a cable car ticket for your bike, to bring it back up.

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