• Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 82 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 1 km/h
  • Min altitude 562 m
  • Max. Alt. 1954 m
  • Alt. Gain 1749 m
  • Descent 1841 m

 

Start: Meiringen, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

This loop begins in the small village of Meiringen (the birthplace of Meringue!). Initially, the ride follows the main road out of Meiringen though after a few kilometres turns off to commence the ascent to Grosse Scheidegg. The gradient at this point changes from being reasonable at 5% to a steep 9%. The road itself was quiet and meandered through forest until eventually it climbs out of the trees into farm pastures. This gives fantastic views of the peaks of the big mountains to which you are riding towards and fortunately, on the day we road, there was a light covering of snow! As the ride continues, the road becomes narrower with the final 5km through a large open alpine valley and the surrounding mountains are more prominent. This section was tough with average gradients remaining above 9%. The view from the col is amazing with the presence of Mittlehorn dominating the skyline. In such a stark contrast, as we descended on the west side of the col, the area was predominantly farming with lush green grass, cows and small huts dotting the area. Once through the scenic village of Grindelwald the ride continues to descend in the direction of Interlaken.  After the 40 kilometer mark, the ride veers off the road to Interlaken onto minor roads.  Once over the bridge crossing the Aare river the ride follows along the lake of Brienz back to Meiringin.  The last 40 kilometers are relatively easy and offer stunning views of snow-capped mountains over the beautiful turquoise lake 'Brienzersee'. It seriously doesn't get better than that. In summary, this loop was 82km with 1749m of ascent. As for the Grosse Scheidegg climb, it is not the most famous of climbs but the experience we had puts it up there with the best.

Meiringen
4°
moderate rain
humidity: 100%
H 11 • L 7
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Grosse Scheidegg1962