150 Bumbach-Loipe
150 Bumbach-Loipe

Cross-country skiing

Bumbach-Loipe

Bumbach-Loipe

Bumbach, Skilift–Kemmeriboden-Bad–Bumbach, Skilift

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Bumbach-Loipe

Bumbach-Loipe

In the highest part of the Emmental Valley, between the Hohgant, Schybegütsch and Schrattenfluh massifs, this circular trail snakes its way along the Emme to Kemmeriboden and back again. The first section is easier, but the second stretch is undulating: a challenge even for seasoned cross-country skiers.
The source of the Emme – 82 km long – is in the Hohgant massif. The river gives its name to the Emmental Valley, through which it flows on its way to join the river Aare. As you follow this trail from Bumbach to the headwaters of the Emme, the merry gurgling of the river will resound in your ears. The route twists and turns past splendid farmhouses. In view: the Hohgant massif and, on the other side, the jagged Schrattenfluh.

The first section of the trail between Bumbach and Bödeli sets easy to moderate requirements – ideal for novices or seasoned athletes to warm up. The subsequent stretch from Schwandweid to the Kemmeriboden-Bad area is rather undulating, presenting a challenge even to experienced cross-country skiers. On arriving, you deserve a break – perhaps to sample a traditional Kemmeriboden meringue. Renowned as a spa in the 1980s, this spot has become a favourite destination for outings nowadays. The therapeutic mineral spring, discovered almost 300 years ago, is still used by the country inn.

Two more inns invite you to pause for sustenance: one is located along the route in Bumbach, and another near the starting-point, right next to the ski lift on the other side of the Emme. You can shorten the full circular trail at various points, or you can finish at one of the four PostBus stops.
In the highest part of the Emmental Valley, between the Hohgant, Schybegütsch and Schrattenfluh massifs, this circular trail snakes its way along the Emme to Kemmeriboden and back again. The first section is easier, but the second stretch is undulating: a challenge even for seasoned cross-country skiers.
The source of the Emme – 82 km long – is in the Hohgant massif. The river gives its name to the Emmental Valley, through which it flows on its way to join the river Aare. As you follow this trail from Bumbach to the headwaters of the Emme, the merry gurgling of the river will resound in your ears. The route twists and turns past splendid farmhouses. In view: the Hohgant massif and, on the other side, the jagged Schrattenfluh.

The first section of the trail between Bumbach and Bödeli sets easy to moderate requirements – ideal for novices or seasoned athletes to warm up. The subsequent stretch from Schwandweid to the Kemmeriboden-Bad area is rather undulating, presenting a challenge even to experienced cross-country skiers. On arriving, you deserve a break – perhaps to sample a traditional Kemmeriboden meringue. Renowned as a spa in the 1980s, this spot has become a favourite destination for outings nowadays. The therapeutic mineral spring, discovered almost 300 years ago, is still used by the country inn.

Two more inns invite you to pause for sustenance: one is located along the route in Bumbach, and another near the starting-point, right next to the ski lift on the other side of the Emme. You can shorten the full circular trail at various points, or you can finish at one of the four PostBus stops.
10 km | 1 Stage
200 m | 200 m
classic+skating | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Bumbach, Skilift
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March.

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Night cross-country ski trail
Illuminated every day from 18:00-21:00.

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass, the rental of cross-country ski equipment and changing and shower facilities.
www.tourismus-schangnau.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Bumbach, Skilift
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Tourismusbüro Schangnau/Bumbach
Gemeindeverwaltung
Löwenmatte 2
6197 Schangnau
Tel. +41 (0)34 493 31 13
info@tourismus-schangnau.ch
www.tourismus-schangnau.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Schangnau
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Places of interest

The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization