Friday, August 14, 2009

Eiger Bike Challenge

The 12th edition of the Eiger Bike Challenge will take place on Sunday August 16th in Grindelwald. Organizers propose three demanding routes : 88 kilometres and 3,900 metres difference in height; 55 kilometres and 2,500 m difference in height. Also beginners can test themselves with a 25 kilometres and 1,050 m difference in height route. For children there is a special short course and a skills circuit.
Grindelwald is located in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern and it is famous for the ridge-crest that extends from the Eiger (3,970 metres) and across the Mönch (4,107 metres) to the Jungfrau (4,158 metres). Grindelwald is part of the breathtaking Jungfrau region a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most glaciated part of the Alps.