299 Herzschlaufe Sense
299 Herzschlaufe Sense

Cycling in Switzerland

Herzschlaufe Sense

Herzschlaufe Sense

Laupen–Plaffeien–Laupen

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Herzschlaufe Sense

Herzschlaufe Sense

The «Herzschlaufe Sense» tour takes its guests on a thrilling day tour through the Sense region, the German-speaking part of the canton of Freiburg. Starting from the small town of Laupen, the route rises over verdant hills onwards to the foothills of the Alps near Plaffeien and back again to the bubbling Sense river.
The «Herzschlaufe Sense» boasts little-known scenic and touristic appeal. The area of the German-speaking part of the canton of Freiburg is intimately intertwined with its local landscape and its own culture apart, well worth discovering. Extending approximately 72 kilometres in length, the route makes for an engrossing e-bike day tour, with ample opportunity to take in the splendid scenery.

The circular route starts in the Bernese town of Laupen, at the confluence of the Sense and Saane rivers. It leaves the little medieval town and ascends into the hills, with their soft dips and peaks. After Schmitten, the paths become more secluded and the surroundings quainter. Old barns and chapels along the wayside tell the story of this area. Following the Taverna river uphill, the route ascends gradually, offering an ever-greater outlook. Near Rechthalten, there is a fantastic view far into Romandy, the French-speaking region of Switzerland. And above Plaffeien, the hills around Schwarzsee Lake and the Gantrisch region entice riders onwards.

The route runs back downhill along the Sense again on little-frequented back roads, with the river visible only as a hint of dark gorge. The sloping edges of the forest contrast with sunny pastures along the little back roads. Only in Thörishaus does the route finally join the Sense again, following it atop a calm, little river bank road on back to Laupen. On sunny days, the cool water entices you to take a dip.
The «Herzschlaufe Sense» tour takes its guests on a thrilling day tour through the Sense region, the German-speaking part of the canton of Freiburg. Starting from the small town of Laupen, the route rises over verdant hills onwards to the foothills of the Alps near Plaffeien and back again to the bubbling Sense river.
The «Herzschlaufe Sense» boasts little-known scenic and touristic appeal. The area of the German-speaking part of the canton of Freiburg is intimately intertwined with its local landscape and its own culture apart, well worth discovering. Extending approximately 72 kilometres in length, the route makes for an engrossing e-bike day tour, with ample opportunity to take in the splendid scenery.

The circular route starts in the Bernese town of Laupen, at the confluence of the Sense and Saane rivers. It leaves the little medieval town and ascends into the hills, with their soft dips and peaks. After Schmitten, the paths become more secluded and the surroundings quainter. Old barns and chapels along the wayside tell the story of this area. Following the Taverna river uphill, the route ascends gradually, offering an ever-greater outlook. Near Rechthalten, there is a fantastic view far into Romandy, the French-speaking region of Switzerland. And above Plaffeien, the hills around Schwarzsee Lake and the Gantrisch region entice riders onwards.

The route runs back downhill along the Sense again on little-frequented back roads, with the river visible only as a hint of dark gorge. The sloping edges of the forest contrast with sunny pastures along the little back roads. Only in Thörishaus does the route finally join the Sense again, following it atop a calm, little river bank road on back to Laupen. On sunny days, the cool water entices you to take a dip.
72 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 57 km
Natural surface: 15 km
1500 m | 1500 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Laupen
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Contact

Fribourg Region
Route de la Glâne 107
1701 Fribourg
Tel. +41 (0)26 407 70 20
information@fribourgregion.ch
www.fribourgregion.ch

Services

Accommodation

B+B Chez Papillon
B+B Chez Papillon
Laupen BE
gast & hof
gast & hof
Rosshäusern
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Places

Laupen
Laupen
Plaffeien
Plaffeien
Guggisberg
Guggisberg
Schwarzenburg
Schwarzenburg
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Places of interest

Laupen Castle
Laupen Castle
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Flühlenmühle
Flühlenmühle
Sensler Museum
Sensler Museum
Vreneli Museum
Vreneli Museum
Gantrisch Nature Park
Gantrisch Nature Park
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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