Day 1 – Arrive Grindelwald. Check into hotel

You'll arrive in Grindelwald on the familiar cogwheel train that brings visitors from around the world to this charming mountain resort set below the North Face of the Eiger. A shuttle will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Once you've checked in, you have the afternoon free to explore the town or enjoy any of the favorite mountain excursions in the area. D

Day 2 – Grindelwald - Eigeralp

The morning is available for local hikes and outings in the area, such as the Glacier Gorge, Pfingstegg, or the mountain cableway the goes to First and on to Bachalpsee. If you go to First, don't miss the Cliffwalk. Then you can make your descent to Grindelwald by paraglider, zipline, mountain kart, or mountain scooter—they're all unbelievably fun. In the afternoon you'll be taken to Bussalp and introduced to the alpine farmers and cheesemakers who will be your hosts. Dinner and evening at Eigeralp. BD  

Day 3 – Eigerlap farm at Bussalp

While at Eigeralp, you're free to pick your pace and choose your activities. You can be a laid-back and interested observer or an active participant. You can help milk the cows, make the cheese, make yogurt or butter and herd the goats. During the day, you can also pack a picnic and set out on some great hikes such as up to the Baeregg Hütte, along the Eiger Trail, hiking up to Bort or up to the Faulhorn. You'll enjoy their hearty farm breakfast and dinner on the farm. BD   

Day 4 – Eigeralp - Return to Grindelwald

You have limitless possibilities today. After breakfast and the morning cheesemaking, you can return to Grindelwald and continue your onward journey. But one of our favorite hikes for active travelers is on a route over to Bachalpsee by way of Faulhorn, where you can continue on foot to the tram station at First to make your descent to Grindelwald. B

Eigeralp Grindelwald

Activity Level

Alpenwild trips are designed for people who are energetic, active, and filled with a spirit of adventure. We rate this trip as easy, although it can be adapted for those who want more challenging hikes. You should be capable of walking 2 hours or more per day on well-groomed and graded trails at an elevation up to 7500 feet above sea level.