Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

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Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 174.40 per person

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland. Ride an aerial cable car up to Mt. First, venture onto the First Cliff Walk, hike to Lake Bachalpsee, or opt for a thrilling adventure activity.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Explore the charming mountain resort Grindelwald
  • Ride the aerial cable car to Mt First for breathtaking views
  • Take a cliff walk on the edge of the steep mountain face and a thrilling descent
  • Enjoy a leisurely hike to picture-perfect Lake Bachalpsee
Full description

Take a morning drive from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick.

Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (food not included) before soaking up the beautiful scenery on a hike to Lake Bachalpsee (6 km / 1.5 to 2 hours return). For adventure lovers, an exciting range of optional activities awaits you: the First Flyer (optional), a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour.

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can whizz down the mountain on a mountain cart (optional) or Trottibike scooter (optional).

For a more leisurely descent, take the cable car down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Zurich.

  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Cable car to Mt First
  • Grindelwald-Interlaken train
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional adventure activities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • People under 77 lbs (35 kg)

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich HB (main train station). Follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure with valid ID.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is accompanied from Zürich to Grindelwald and from Interlaken to Zürich. For your individual ascent and descent at Mt. First and the train ride to Interlaken, you will receive tickets and a detailed written itinerary.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 22 reviews

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This tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable. People who do this tour must realize that there is a significant amount of self-guided time. There certainly could have been more specific instruction about how to actually get to the cable car to get up to Mt. First. It wasn’t terribly difficult to figure out, but that was a small bit that was lacking. In general, though, the tour and the whole experience were absolutely fantastic!!!

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August 13, 2021

The tour was nice, tho I wish the schedule could be better, such as almost an hour stop at Interlaken was totally unnecessary, if the guests would like to buy souvenirs we could do it on the way back before pick up(like optional!) Cause most of the activities on First has long queue, if we could be there earlier start lining up everything will be much more smooth! Besides the guide has great details about the background, information about places we are going(thats great) but the schedule has been explained over and over again throughout the journey and its quite irritating.

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August 4, 2019

Only got to do one of three activities due to lines. Tour stopped first at interlaken ost for one hour for no reason. They just let us walk around. It would have been way better to go directly to grondelwald and mt first before the lines got long. It was pointless given we went back there at the end of the day anyway. I highly recommend going to grindelwald and Mt first adventure but do it on your own. This tour was disorganized and they tried to combine too many tours onto one bus so you lose almost half the day picking others up and dropping them off.

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May 28, 2022

Product ID: 84933