Familiy tour Emmental
Familiy tour Emmental
Familiy tour Emmental
Familiy tour Emmental

Cycling in Switzerland

Family tour Emmental

Family tour Emmental

Trubschachen–Burgdorf

Route report
34 photos

VL_40206_12_34_07_66_F_M.jpg
Family tour Emmental

Family tour Emmental

The Emmental is a finely divided system of 170 valleys and hills. Here, you follow the Emme river, accompanied by proud farmhouses with extended hipped roofs, from the Kambly biscuit factory in Trubschachen to the small town of Burgdorf on the threshold to the Emmental valley.
At the Trubschachen railway station you smell a scent reminiscent of mum’s home baking and can’t just peddle away; so it’s probably with a Kambly biscuit in your mouth you continue over the first beautifully made covered wooden bridge above the Emme flowing step by step in her straightened bed. To the left and right you see gently rolling hills upon which farmhouses with huge roofs perch, and are sure to wonder why people in the valley build such large roofs.

Langnau, the next large town, is famous for its great ice-skating team, the SCL Tigers - and already hours before an important game you sense the tension in the air. Heading down the Emme to Lützelflüh, here you see a monument beside the "Ochsen” dedicated to the poet Jeremias Gotthelf (1799-1854) "in gratitude". Well what for? He didn’t exactly write kindly about them in his books; instead described the great misery and sense of defeat he experienced here - thereby introducing the Emmental to world literature.

At the entrance to the small town of Burgdorf, following a peek at the nostalgic outdoor swimming pool, you cross the medieval old town with late baroque patrician houses and an impressive castle, visible from a distance.
The Emmental is a finely divided system of 170 valleys and hills. Here, you follow the Emme river, accompanied by proud farmhouses with extended hipped roofs, from the Kambly biscuit factory in Trubschachen to the small town of Burgdorf on the threshold to the Emmental valley.
At the Trubschachen railway station you smell a scent reminiscent of mum’s home baking and can’t just peddle away; so it’s probably with a Kambly biscuit in your mouth you continue over the first beautifully made covered wooden bridge above the Emme flowing step by step in her straightened bed. To the left and right you see gently rolling hills upon which farmhouses with huge roofs perch, and are sure to wonder why people in the valley build such large roofs.

Langnau, the next large town, is famous for its great ice-skating team, the SCL Tigers - and already hours before an important game you sense the tension in the air. Heading down the Emme to Lützelflüh, here you see a monument beside the "Ochsen” dedicated to the poet Jeremias Gotthelf (1799-1854) "in gratitude". Well what for? He didn’t exactly write kindly about them in his books; instead described the great misery and sense of defeat he experienced here - thereby introducing the Emmental to world literature.

At the entrance to the small town of Burgdorf, following a peek at the nostalgic outdoor swimming pool, you cross the medieval old town with late baroque patrician houses and an impressive castle, visible from a distance.
29 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 23 km
Natural surface: 6 km
30 m | 230 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Trubschachen
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

More …

Kambly Experience
The «Kambly Experience» in Trubschachen is an exciting venue for the senses, where visitors can discover the secrets behind the art of baking quality biscuits while exploring the roots of the Kambly enterprise and savoring moments of sweet delight.
Kambly Experience
Trubschachen railway station connection to the route
The Trubschachen railway station is within viewing distance underway on the main road.
Trubschachen location description
km0 - km0.4
The route runs over a main road with little traffic and through the centre of Trubschachen with no cycling lane. Left and right you’re sure to marvel at the picturesque Emmental houses.
km0.4 - km5.5
Not far from the village centre, you cross the first of many covered wooden bridges, the constructions of which are truly impressive. The route runs along side roads with little traffic, passing authentic and durable Emmental-style farmhouses, some of which selling fresh products.
km5.5 - km6.8
The route runs along a main road with much traffic and no cycling lane - and on over a side road with a lot of traffic, past the railway station and through the centre of Langnau i.E.
Langnau i.E. location description
km6.8 - km9.0
The route runs through the Langnau district on side roads with little traffic, surrounded left and right by succulent, green meadows.
km9.0 - km9.4
The route runs over a side road, partly with much traffic and no cycling lane, over the Emme river. If you feel safer, there’s a pavement to cover this stretch on foot.
km9.4 - km11.5
The route runs through the district on side roads with little traffic and for a short stretch on a natural woodland path along the Emme.
km13.0 - km15.7
The side road with little traffic winds its way around the farmhouses while at the same time adapting to the hilly countryside surroundings.
km15.7 - km17.8
The route runs along a natural woodland path and goes with the flow on the right-hand side of the Emme. At both ends of this stretch wooden bridges delight the eye.
km17.8 - km18.8
For a short while the route runs on an asphalted countryside road, with no access for cars and motorbikes, on the left-hand side of the Emme and past the Lützelflüh swimming pool.
Lützelflüh location description
km18.8 - km21.5
The route follows the main road with no cycling lane. North of the bridge in Lützelflüh it’s your chance to take a visit to the Gotthelf Center. In the former vicarage, Vicar Albert Bitzius, better known as author Jeremias Gotthelf, once lived, wrote and carried out his works.
Gotthelf Center
Hasle b.B. rest area and playground
On the Hasle side of the Emme, by the wooden bridge you find a rest area with seating, a large playground and public toilets.
km22.4 - km24.9
Passing garden plots and on through woods, the route brings you to a natural woodland path and the next rest area and playground. Several gravel banks by the Emme can be accessed here.
Burgdorf-Süd rest area and playground
The Burgdorf-Süd rest area with barbecue by the sports field has plenty of places to sit and a playground.
km24.9 - km25.8
Constantly following the Emme, the route pleasantly runs on a natural woodland path with plenty of shade.
km25.8 - km27.2
The route runs on a natural path through the countryside, in between coinciding with the 1.5 km Waldegg-Schinterhole (Burgdorf) nature path.
Waldegg-Schinterhole nature path
km27.2 - km27.5
Between the banks of the Emme and the lower town roundabout, the route runs along a main road with no cycling lane.
Dangerous Burgdorf Unterstadt spot
Roundabout crossing on a main road with much traffic. In direction Burgdorf, directly after the roundabout, left turn to the lower town (Understadt).
km27.5 - km28.2
Between Unterstadt and the Burgdorf railway station the route runs along quiet district roads. Inside the old slaughterhouse at the centre of Unterstadt, today you see the works of artist Bernhard Luginbühl (1929–2011) exhibited.
Burgdorf location description
Museum Franz Gertsch
Franz Gertsch is one of Switzerland's principal contemporary artists. After his start with romantic paintings, Gertsch began his transition in 1965, creating collages in the pop-art style and then large-format, photo-realistic paintings and woodcuts.
Museum Franz Gertsch
Burgdorf railway station en route
Select the south underground passage exit, on the station square a signpost then leads you to the cycling routes («Zu den Velorouten»).

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Burgdorf
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Stiftung SchweizMobil
Monbijoustrasse 61
3007 Bern
Tel. +41 (0) 31 313 02 70
info@schweizmobil.ch
www.schweizmobil.org

Services

Accommodation

B+B Trubschachen
B+B Trubschachen
Trubschachen
Hof Bach
Hof Bach
Trub
Hotel Emmental
Hotel Emmental
Langnau im Emmental
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
Langnau im Emmental
Gasthof zum Roten Thurm
Gasthof zum Roten Thurm
Signau
Hotel Moosegg
Hotel Moosegg
Emmenmatt
Gumpersmühlehof
Gumpersmühlehof
Grünenmatt
Bauernhof Bättwil
Bauernhof Bättwil
Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Show all

Places

Trubschachen
Trubschachen
Langnau i. E.
Langnau i. E.
Moosegg
Moosegg
Lützelflüh
Lützelflüh
Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Show all

Places of interest

Kambly Experience
Kambly Experience
Murder on the Route of St. James
Murder on the Route of St. James
Museum Franz Gertsch
Museum Franz Gertsch
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Show all

Signalization

Signalization
Follow the logo indicated Nr. 24 on the red signposts for cycling. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization