Free and interactive map for the hike on the Via Alpina from Mürren over Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp
Please find here a free and detailed map of the hike from Mürren over Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp. Check out this interactive map from Komoot. You can move the slider at the bottom left and right to check out the altitude on the hike:
Our experience hiking the Via Alpina from Mürren over Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp
We hiked on the Via Alpina from Mürren over Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp in June 2020. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Switzerland. We call it Switzerland unfiltered because hikers experience the country in the purest form: Green fields with hundred of cows; amazing views over the Swiss Alps, e.g. the Jungfrau and the Schilthorn; and a sporty climb to Sefinenfurgge mountain pass. Read more about our hike on the Via Alpina from Mürren to Griesalp below.
Mürren to Rotstockhütte is Switzerland unfiltred
We were nervous that morning. We knew that this was gonna be the toughest, steepest and longest hike we did so far. We left Mürren at 7am. What followed from Mürren to Rotstockhütte is Switzerland unfiltred: Forrests, green fields with hundreds of cows and behind them rocks, cliffs and snowy mountain peaks. The leg from Mürren to Rotstockhütte is one of the most beautiful hikes in Switzerland and we highly recommend you to do it.
Climbing up to Sefinenfurgge mountain pass
We took a break in Rotstockhütte and tried their housemade siroop. While zipping on the straw we were suprised to still see so much snow on the mountains. It was early June. We left the hut. It took us about an hour to get to the foot of the Seffinenfurgge mountain pass. We stood in front of a “stone wall – snow field” and just held one thought: attack! At times we sank deep into the snow. Luckily, we could step into the traces other hikers left behind. We were thankful for the good gear, shoes and the not too heavy backpacks!
We climbed the wooden stairways on the last meters and finally stood on Sefinenfurgge mountain pass. What a great feeling! We sat peacefully on 2612 meters eating our picnic and looking back to where we came from: Kleine Scheidegg, the Jungfrau, the village of Mürren and mount Schilthorn. On the other side of the pass we could see what’s next: the Blüemlisalp. We stamped our Via Alpina hiking passes and started the descent direction Griesalp.
The descent from Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp
The descent turned out to be tricky as one of the staircases was damaged. We climbed around it. This trail lies in high alpine territory so for the next hour we hiked on gravel. Solène slipped at some point and fell – luckily nothing happened. Watch your steps when you are doing this hike.
6 hours in. Our legs were getting really tired at this point. And there was a bad weather front approaching. We increased the speed. The cows looked like they were calmly expecting the storm. All we wished for was to reach our hotel in time but the bad weather was faster. 2 km before Griesalp it started raining heavily. Luckily, there were no flashes. Safe and sound, tired and proud, we arrived at our hotel in Griesalp.
More images and videos from our hike from Mürren to Sefinenfurgge
We also made a short movie from our hike from Mürren to Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp. You can watch it below. It will help you figuring out if this hike is something for your. Watch the whole video; at the end, you will see scenes from our hike through the snowfield that we are mentioning above.
Find here a Pinterest Pin with videos and pictures from our hike from Mürren to Sefinenfurgge. We hope that this will help you when planning the hike from Mürren over Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp.