Hiking tour 

Along the mule trail on the Grimsel Pass

Short info

Starting point
Bushaltestelle Grimsel Hospiz, 1960 m a.s.l.
Endpoint
Bushaltestelle Guttannen, 1057 m a.s.l.
Track
13 km
Duration
3 h 30 min.
Difficulty
Medium
Ascent
116 m
Descent
1006 m
Lowest point
1057 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
1960 m a.s.l.

The tour

Your hike begins at the Grimsel Hospiz, which opened in 1932. From there you follow the Grims Crystal Trail, past the lake of Räterichsbodensee, and across the history-steeped sumpter bridges leading to Hotel Handeck. Continue the hike along the legendary ViaSbrinz mule trail featuring remnants of buildings from the age of the sumpters as they transported cheese as far afield as the Piedmont. The hike takes you through mountainous landscapes ground down by the Aare glacier back down to Innertkirchen via Guttannen.

Alternative Route

Descent after Innertkirchen

Meals

Grimsel Hospiz; Hotel Handeck for families; Hotel Bären

General Tips

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.