73 Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
73 Wiggertal–Glaubenberg

Cycling in Switzerland

Wiggertal–Glaubenberg

Wiggertal–Glaubenberg

Olten (Aarburg)–Sarnen

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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg

Wiggertal–Glaubenberg

A trip through flat fields and over a challenging pass, through rare moorlands with an unbelievable wealth of flora, through the densely populated Mittelland, past lonely farms and through the legend-laden Lucerne hinterland.
A route with two elements: a pleasant roll from the Aare to the Kleine Emme and then really strenuous and steep over the Glaubenbergpass. The lower Wiggertal with the mostly quiet waters of the Wigger, the busy motorway and wide fields where Britnau storks occasionally stalk around hunting for frogs. Lovely old lanes in Zofingen’s old town take you back to the Middle Ages.

A gentle trip up valley on the Wigger flood dam, taking a look at a tiny vineyard or hunting for grass snakes swimming in the Ettiswiler pond for variety. Large farmsteads line the route to the St. Ottilien pilgrims’ chapel, Ruswil is bypassed to the east and then a sudden downhill to the rushing Kleine Emme. Just after Werthenstein, a demanding ascent passing lonely farmsteads. You are in Entlebuch, a UNESCO biosphere reserve: a moorland landscape with an incredible wealth of flora and fauna.

The route becomes a pass road, winding up over the Glaubenbergpass (1543 m), a marshy primeval landscape. Last views of the Alps of Central Switzerland before the fast downhill to Sarnen, cantonal capital with its attractive village square.
A trip through flat fields and over a challenging pass, through rare moorlands with an unbelievable wealth of flora, through the densely populated Mittelland, past lonely farms and through the legend-laden Lucerne hinterland.
A route with two elements: a pleasant roll from the Aare to the Kleine Emme and then really strenuous and steep over the Glaubenbergpass. The lower Wiggertal with the mostly quiet waters of the Wigger, the busy motorway and wide fields where Britnau storks occasionally stalk around hunting for frogs. Lovely old lanes in Zofingen’s old town take you back to the Middle Ages.

A gentle trip up valley on the Wigger flood dam, taking a look at a tiny vineyard or hunting for grass snakes swimming in the Ettiswiler pond for variety. Large farmsteads line the route to the St. Ottilien pilgrims’ chapel, Ruswil is bypassed to the east and then a sudden downhill to the rushing Kleine Emme. Just after Werthenstein, a demanding ascent passing lonely farmsteads. You are in Entlebuch, a UNESCO biosphere reserve: a moorland landscape with an incredible wealth of flora and fauna.

The route becomes a pass road, winding up over the Glaubenbergpass (1543 m), a marshy primeval landscape. Last views of the Alps of Central Switzerland before the fast downhill to Sarnen, cantonal capital with its attractive village square.
90 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 79 km
Natural surface: 11 km
1750 m | 1650 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Olten
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Arrival / return travel Sarnen
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Accommodation

Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Kappel SO
Hotel Amaris
Hotel Amaris
Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Holiday Inn Express Aarburg-Oftringen
Holiday Inn Express Aarburg-Oftringen
Oftringen
Hotel Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Zofingen
Hotel Engel
Hotel Engel
Zofingen
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Willisau
BnB Bisang
BnB Bisang
Nottwil
Gasthaus zur Emme
Gasthaus zur Emme
Werthenstein
Hinter-Langnau
Hinter-Langnau
Schachen LU
Hotel Kreuz
Hotel Kreuz
Malters
Drei Könige
Drei Könige
Entlebuch
Gmünde
Gmünde
Schüpfheim
Hotel Kreuz
Hotel Kreuz
Romoos
Bed and Breakfast im Entlebuch/Hasle
Bed and Breakfast im Entlebuch/Hasle
Hasle LU
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Sarnen
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Sarnen
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Wilen (Sarnen)
Seehotel Wilerbad
Seehotel Wilerbad
Wilen am Sarnersee
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Giswil
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Alpnach Dorf
Daniela’s BnB
Daniela’s BnB
Kerns
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Kerns
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Bookable offers

Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
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Places

Olten
Olten
Zofingen
Zofingen
Willisau
Willisau
Werthenstein
Werthenstein
Wolhusen
Wolhusen
Malters
Malters
Entlebuch
Entlebuch
Schüpfheim
Schüpfheim
Langis
Langis
Sarnen
Sarnen
Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
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Places of interest

Swiss Writer's Path
Swiss Writer's Path
Willisauer Landstrasse
Willisauer Landstrasse
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Adventure Energy in Entlebuch
Adventure Energy in Entlebuch
Rollsportpark Schüpfheim
Rollsportpark Schüpfheim
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Zyberliland Romoos
Zyberliland Romoos
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
Glaubenberg
Glaubenberg
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
High Bridge, Kerns
High Bridge, Kerns
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Swimming

Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Rothrist swimming complex
Rothrist swimming complex
Reiden baths
Reiden baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Bathing complex Sachseln
Bathing complex Sachseln
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Signalization

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