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If you have never been to the Alps in summer then you are in for a real treat.  You get  probably as much sun as in the south of France, combined with fresh mountain air and the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland. Grindelwald has a wealth of activities for the summer visitor to enjoy. Here are just a few of the amazing things Grindelwald has in store for you:

For walkers there are 300km of marked hiking, walking and mountain trails, set in some of the most outstanding mountain scenery in the world. When was the last time you got up close to a crackling blue glacier? One of Grindelwald's appeals for hikers is that by making use of lifts, buses, and cog railroads, you can enjoy the valley's full range of scenery while making each day more challenging, or less so.

There are 160km of mountain bike trails that dip and curve through fragrant pine forests with jumps and banked turns thrown in to test your nerve. For more information on bike hire etc. see Biking in Switzerland

Climbers can take part in Alpine tours from between 1 and 7 days where you can take courses in ice and rock climbing, from complete beginners to the more advanced. (Of course you could always try the north face of the Eiger, or just marvel at those tiny specks climbing high up through the chilling 'white spider' section).

The local paragliding school offers tandem flights and instruction - your flight could take you close to the north face to experience it from a perspective few in the past could have dreamt of.

There is a holiday programme for children, "Grindelwald for kids", where your children will experience 'unforgettable and exciting moments and have stories to tell about their adventures' .Children from 4 to 16 years can experience the 'Mountain Bike Tour'; the 'First Steps to Climb' and a visit to the 'Glecksteinhut' for the 0ver 10's. Costs: Free, except for the visit to the 'Glecksteinhut ' (CHF 30 per child, including dinner, overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and tea).  Registration: Daily at Grindelwald Tourism, Tel. 033 854 12 12

Next door to chalet Alpstein is the indoor ice-rink where you can practise your figure skating and ice hockey. There is also a separate curling rink . 

There are six open air sand courts at the Tennis court Mettenberg, with weekly tournaments for guests, rackets and tennis balls available for hire and the tennis school caters both for private and group lessons.

You can practise your Golf swing on the 230m driving range and play on the 5 hole local practise golf course or catch the train down to the 18 hole golf course in Interlaken.

There is fishing in the Lütschine river, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz as well as in the amazing setting of the Bachalpsee on 'First'. Daily and weekly permits are obtainable at theTourist office.

 

Horse riding takes place down in Interlaken and in Matten. Riding school Wyden AG, Interlaken/ Unterseen: Tel. +41 33 822 17 43; Riding school Vögeli, Interlaken/ Unterseen: Tel. +41 33 822 74 16; Ponyhof Sturmwind, Matten: Tel. +41 79 434 42 41

 

Indoor bowling is available with 2 bowling lanes in the Hotel Hirschen (for information or reservations call +41 (0)33 854 84 84)

And finally.......  

The Gletscherschlucht gorge has to be worth a visit, just listen to how the Swiss describe it:

"The wild-romantic glacier ravine is with their mills, cross sections, the rosa and green marble blocks a masterpiece of nature. From the hotel out artificiel bars lead restaurant glacier ravine across the tosenden water by rock galleries and tunnel 100m far the inside the ravine. Reciprocally the partially smooth-polished walls rise more than 100m up. At the entrance of the glacier ravine is the crystal museum with mineral from Bernese the  alps."

Imagine........


 
 


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Getting There - train, road and air

 
 

Skiing Suitability
Beginner          ***
Intermediates  ****
Advanced        **
Snowboarding **

Pistes
50 kms 'First' ski area
213 kms Jungfrau region
23 Blue, 34 Red, 14 Black

 

Key Features
Range 1,034 - 2,971m.
5 mountain railways
2 gondolas
3 cable cars
16 chairlifts
14 draglifts