Grindelwald is an excellent place to go paragliding. The most common places to start from are Pfingstegg and First, but also from Maennlichen , Faulhorn and Schwazhorn. In Grindelwald you may also book Tandem-flights
From First you may take a tandem-flight of 20 min for 160sfr
a 45 minutes flight is 260 sfr / 60 min 320 sfr
From Maennlichen to Grindelwald it will cost 200sfr.
all these prices include insurance !!
all transportation-costs will be seperate !!!
Equipment: The rent of all of the equipment will be part of the prices above ! Good shoes and warm clothings will be necessary !
The Jungfraujoch is considdered the highest golfcourt in the world and they have a special event there beeing called :
Hole in One - Top of Europe - the shot of the year
You may win a Piaget-clock beeing worth 100.000 sfr
the fee is 20 sfr and the distance is 120 meters
Join at the information-desk and get further informations there !
The golf-course will be on the glacier
In any case you will take home a nice souvenir from this Golf-course:
Each participant in the tournament gets a
"Golf-ball Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe"
This golfcourse is open ONLY at high season in summer !!
Equipment: You will not have to bring your own equipment - you may get it as well at the information-desk.
PACK ANIMAL TRAIL
(First - Bachalpsee - Faulhorn - Bussalp 4 hours)
MARMOT VALLEY TRAIL
(First-Murmeltiertal-Schilt-Oberläger-Grosse Scheidegg 1 hour 40 minutes)
(First - Bachalpsee - Restaurant Waldspitz / 2 hours 45 minutes )
MOUNTAIN LAKE AND GLACIER TRAIL
(First - Bachalpsee - Hagelsee - Häxensee -
Blau Gletscherli - Oberläger - Grosse Scheidegg 5 hours)
PANORAMIC TRAIL WEST
(First - Bachalpsee - Hireleni - Feld - Bussalp 2 hours 50 minutes)
PANORAMIC TRAIL EAST
(Grosse Scheidegg - First 1 hours 15 minutes)
Grindelwald(1034)-Grund(943)-Hinter Egg(1880)-Männlichen(2342) 4 Hours 45
Bort(1570)-Unt. Lauchbühl(1455)-Grindelwald(1050) 3 Hours
Bort(1570)-Bussalp(1828) 2 Hours
First(2200)-Bort(1570)-Oberhaus(1356)-Grindelwald(1050) 2 Hours 30
First(2200)-Grindel(1955)-Grosse Scheidegg(1960) 3 Hours
First(2200)-Schwarzwaldalp(1460) 3 Hours Romantikweg
First(2200)-Schwarzhorn(2928) 3 Hours z.T. Klettersteig
First(2200)-Axalp(1535) 4 Hours
First(2200)-Bachalpsee(2265)-Bussalp(1828) 3 Hours 30
First(2200)-Bachalpsee(2265)-Faulhorn(2681)-Schynige Platte(2067) 6 Hours
Bachalpsee(2265)-Bort(1570) 1 Hours 30
Pfingstegg(1391)-Milchbach-Hotel Wetterhorn 1 Hours 30
Pfingstegg(1391)-Stieregg 1 Hours
Stieregg-Schreckhornhütte 3 Hours
Apart from the cable cars in and around Grindelwald (there is a plenty of them...), you can also go up to the mountains by yourself.
There are several possibilities for ascents, most of them in the Jungfrau region. There they all have a very alpine character, as the summits are more or less all above 3500 meters.
The pic was taken on the Eiger mountain, a very rough ski trip comming from the station "Eigergletscher" of the Jungfraujoch train over the rude Eigergletscher.
From the gondola station at First, it is an easy walk to Bachalpsee (return should be about 1hr 15 minutes if you don't stop). In late May the lake was still semi-frozen so I was a bit disappointed as I didn't get to see the beautiful reflections of the mountains.
There was also a little snow on the ground making the walk a little soggy in some areas.
Equipment: Good footwear and sensible clothes. Lots of sun-block
The trails in this region (and I expect all of Switzerland) has great markings. There are signs indicating where various points of interest and destinations are located (in hours). Also, if a sign is all yellow, it means that the path is suitable for everyone. If it has a red and white stripe on it, it means that it is recommended to have a little bit of experience and suitable shoes (with good grip) to go on it. Blue and white stripe means that you need climbing gear.
Equipment: If on a more difficult hike, good shoes are necessary. At First, you could try out hiking shoes for a day for free!
We wanted to take the Marmot trail to get from First to Grosse Scheidegg... unfortunately it was closed, but we did venture some way along the trail before deciding to turn back and use the "more direct" route.
In any case, we managed to catch glimpses of some marmots and a deer.
Will definitely go back later in the summer for more animal spotting.