502 Gantrisch Königsroute
502 Gantrisch Königsroute

Mountainbiking

Gantrisch Königsroute

Gantrisch Königsroute

Riffenmatt–Riffenmatt

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Gantrisch Königsroute

Gantrisch Königsroute

The lovely Gantrisch area is overshadowed by the fashionable Bernese Oberland, but the Alpine foothills have much to offer, especially to mountain bikers. The Königsroute – the route of kings – combines the best parts into a fantastic circular tour – including a long climb and descent and a magnificent view of the mountain ridge.
The start in Riffenmatt is typical of the tour. The small agricultural village nestles in the lovely rolling countryside in the back of beyond, a bit like the Gantrisch tour of kings, which initially leads through dense forests intermingled with luscious meadows and past the old moor baths up to Eywald. In winter, a small ski area is in operation here and there are far too few like it, fitting perfectly into a region such as the Gantrisch.

For us, Eywald is the starting point of the second part of the ascent. A good 550 meters in altitude are to be conquered until we reach the highest point of the tour, just below the peak of Pfyffe mountain. The downhill ride begins for real at the Horbüel Pass, located a little further down.

You now follow a great single trail down the mountain ridge towards Plaffeien, take a right at lower Halstätt Alp and follow the trail back into the dense Gantrisch forest. Finally, you pedal along a small road back to Horbüel. It’s fair to say that you meet a lot more cows than humans on the Königsroute in the Gantrisch region, which perfectly sums up this satisfying and peaceful mountain bike route.
The lovely Gantrisch area is overshadowed by the fashionable Bernese Oberland, but the Alpine foothills have much to offer, especially to mountain bikers. The Königsroute – the route of kings – combines the best parts into a fantastic circular tour – including a long climb and descent and a magnificent view of the mountain ridge.
The start in Riffenmatt is typical of the tour. The small agricultural village nestles in the lovely rolling countryside in the back of beyond, a bit like the Gantrisch tour of kings, which initially leads through dense forests intermingled with luscious meadows and past the old moor baths up to Eywald. In winter, a small ski area is in operation here and there are far too few like it, fitting perfectly into a region such as the Gantrisch.

For us, Eywald is the starting point of the second part of the ascent. A good 550 meters in altitude are to be conquered until we reach the highest point of the tour, just below the peak of Pfyffe mountain. The downhill ride begins for real at the Horbüel Pass, located a little further down.

You now follow a great single trail down the mountain ridge towards Plaffeien, take a right at lower Halstätt Alp and follow the trail back into the dense Gantrisch forest. Finally, you pedal along a small road back to Horbüel. It’s fair to say that you meet a lot more cows than humans on the Königsroute in the Gantrisch region, which perfectly sums up this satisfying and peaceful mountain bike route.
29 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 8 km
Natural surface: 21 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
1050 m | 1050 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Riffenmatt, Kreuzung
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Riffenmatt-Eywald-Schutzhütte Selital-Riffenmatt.

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Consideration
Forestry and farming machinery and vehicles with special permission must be reckoned on the route. Please pay attention!

Hints

Hint
Gantrisch Biking information boards are found at all starting points. A special mountain bike map exists for the Gantrisch Region, available on order through Gantrisch Tourism.

Contact

Gantrisch Biking
Postfach
3145 Niederscherli
Tel. +41 (0)79 647 95 12
ride@gantrischbiking.ch
www.gantrischbiking.ch

Services

Places

Guggisberg
Guggisberg
Sangernboden
Sangernboden
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Places of interest

Gantrisch Rope Park
Gantrisch Rope Park
In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch
In the mires of Gurnigel/Gantrisch
Vreneli Museum
Vreneli Museum
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming baths Perle Eywald
Outdoor swimming baths Perle Eywald
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Signalization

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