Grosse Scheidegg | Cycling in Switzerland

Grosse Scheidegg 1,962m

Mountain Higher - Grosse ScheideggThe Grosse Scheidegg is a magnet for cyclists and cycling photographers alike thanks to the traffic free roads and iconic backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.

This could quite possibly be the best climb of your life.

Whilst climbing the Grosse Scheidegg is tough, the Grosse Scheidegg rewards you with spectacular views chosen for Mountain Higher’s front cover.

If you would like to ride the Grosse Scheidegg then check out our Alpenbrevet and Granfondo Gottardo sportive holidays or our epic Randonnée Alpes Suisse.

Grosse Scheidegg Profile

Grosse Scheidegg Profile | Cycling In Switzerland


Grosse Scheidegg Stats:

  • Category: Hors Catégorie
  • Starting elevation: 1,057 m
  • Final elevation: 1,962 m
  • Length of ascent: 9.95 km
  • Elevation gain: 905 m
  • Average gradient: 9.1%
  • Max. gradient: 13%



The Grosse Scheidegg is a steep climb comparable to the Passo Giau in Italy. On your Brevet cycling holiday you will climb the Grosse Scheidegg from the Grindelwald side climbing 905m over 9.9km at a leg busting average gradient of 9.1%.

The view of the infamous north face of the Eiger provide a welcome distraction as the gradient heads north of 10% for the final 4km.



Climbing the Grosse Scheidegg

What is it like to climb the Grosse Scheidegg?

[quote]This truly is the most beautiful Pass I have ever ridden, and with the road closed to cars, it’s an all around 5 Star experience.[/quote]

Dan Patitucci, Professional Cycling Photographer

Climbing the Grosse Scheidegg on a Brevet Cycling Holiday

Guests on our Alpenbrevet and Granfondo Gottardo sportive holidays or our epic Randonnée Alpes Suisse benefit from our first hand knowledge of cycling in Switzerland, including guiding you over our favourite climbs like the Grosse Scheidegg.

If you would like to holiday like a Pro with knowledgable and friendly guides, Brevet Team Car support then book your cycling holiday in Switzerland with Brevet today.

Grosse Scheidegg Strava Segment

Are you on Strava? Brevet guests join the Brevet Cycling Club on Strava and benefit from the peer support of a fantastic community of riders training with a common goal.



Cycling Climbs in Switzerland

Take a closer look at the climbs you will face if you join us on a Brevet cycling holiday in Switzerland:


Photo Credits: Grosse Scheidegg by Pete Goding as featured in Mountain Higher. Grosse Scheidegg profile by Grosse Scheidegg by Dan Patitucci on Instagram.

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