Cycling Grimselpass from Obergoms
Ride 11.5 kilometers gaining 763 meters at 6.7% average grade.
Grimselpass is located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, and it is part of the Bernese Alps. It lies at an elevation of approximately 2,165 meters (7,103 feet) above sea level. Grimselpass is one of the great climbs of the world cycling climbing hub of Andermatt.
Views from the midpoint of the climb.
For Grimselpass, stay turn left at the Y at kilometer 6.2
Hairpins just up and out of Gletsch to Grimselpass
7 hairpins for 3.9 kilometers at 7.6% average grade.
Views of the lower Furkapass hairpins from the upper part of the Grimselpass climb.
Lake Toten (middle photo) and the eastern tip of Lake Grimsel (Grimselsee) upper center of photo.
Grimselsee is a glacially fed lake which has the turquoise color versus Lake Toten’s crystal blue. Glacier lakes receive meltwater from glaciers where glacial ice grinds rocks and minerals as it moves, creating fine particles known as glacial flour or rock flour. These tiny, suspended mineral particles give glacier lakes their distinctive milky or turquoise color. The particles scatter sunlight in a way that enhances the blue and green wavelengths, resulting in the unique coloration.
Hotel Grimselpass is on Lake Toten (Totensee) at Grimselpass.
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Eastern tip of Lake Grimsel middle and Lake Raterichsboden to the right.
Grimsel is included in the Grand Tour of Switzerland which is a famous motor vehicle route that takes in many of the amazing and scenic views of Switzerland.
Grand Tour of Swizerland
1600 kilometers, 22 lakes, 5 alpine passes 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
In addition to Grimselpass, the Grand Tour includes Gotthard Pass, Sustenpass and Furkapass in this area.