820 Marbacher Panoramarunde
820 Marbacher Panoramarunde

Mountainbiking

Marbacher Panoramarunde

Marbacher Panoramarunde

Marbach–Marbach

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Marbacher Panoramarunde

Marbacher Panoramarunde

Schrattenflue mountain is located high above the upper Entlebuch region, forming the backdrop of the Marbach tour, a mixture of unexpected panoramic views and rustic Swiss mountain paradise.
From Marbach you head in direction of Hilferen Pass, turn quickly off to the right and climb through a forest about 500 meters in altitude to Alphütte Hürnli. The construction is typical for buildings in this region with one story and a large slanting roof. In the summer these rustic farmhouses are often decorated with flowers, with cows grazing around it, fresh spring water flowing into the fountain, a Swiss flag snapping in the wind and the mighty Schrattenflue mountain in the background. Quite unexpectedly, this out of the way place shows the kind of Switzerland we only know from postcards.

From Alp Imbrig we later continue on a small road to Marbachegg, the gondola mountain station. While we were mostly on our own so far, we’re back in civilisation now. There is a reason for the sudden crowds: The view from Marchbachegg of the Bernese Alps, the Emmental Valley and the Jura mountains in the back is outstanding. It is particularly impressive in autumn with a layer of fog across the Mittelland area.

There is another highlight to experience before the end: the downhill on the Marbachegg flow trail. It starts out fairly flat, then gets a bit steeper and meanders down along the ski slope. The trail perfectly fits into the terrain. More experienced bikers will have fun with the playful elements, such as the troughs, waves and table-top jumps. There is always the option to roll rather than jump and steeper passages can be bypassed. Therefore, everyone is sure to reach the destination of Marbach with a grin on the face.
Schrattenflue mountain is located high above the upper Entlebuch region, forming the backdrop of the Marbach tour, a mixture of unexpected panoramic views and rustic Swiss mountain paradise.
From Marbach you head in direction of Hilferen Pass, turn quickly off to the right and climb through a forest about 500 meters in altitude to Alphütte Hürnli. The construction is typical for buildings in this region with one story and a large slanting roof. In the summer these rustic farmhouses are often decorated with flowers, with cows grazing around it, fresh spring water flowing into the fountain, a Swiss flag snapping in the wind and the mighty Schrattenflue mountain in the background. Quite unexpectedly, this out of the way place shows the kind of Switzerland we only know from postcards.

From Alp Imbrig we later continue on a small road to Marbachegg, the gondola mountain station. While we were mostly on our own so far, we’re back in civilisation now. There is a reason for the sudden crowds: The view from Marchbachegg of the Bernese Alps, the Emmental Valley and the Jura mountains in the back is outstanding. It is particularly impressive in autumn with a layer of fog across the Mittelland area.

There is another highlight to experience before the end: the downhill on the Marbachegg flow trail. It starts out fairly flat, then gets a bit steeper and meanders down along the ski slope. The trail perfectly fits into the terrain. More experienced bikers will have fun with the playful elements, such as the troughs, waves and table-top jumps. There is always the option to roll rather than jump and steeper passages can be bypassed. Therefore, everyone is sure to reach the destination of Marbach with a grin on the face.
22 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 14 km
Natural surface: 8 km
of which Singletrail: 7 km
1050 m | 1050 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Marbach LU, Post
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Arrival / return travel Escholzmatt
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Signalization

Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: Marbach–Hilfernhüttli–Hürndliegg–Imbrig–Marbachegg–Marbach.

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Ascent Marbachegg
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Ascent Marbachegg
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Marbach LMM–Marbachegg
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 600m.
Cycle transport: special ticket required.
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Hint
Note: Steep passage between Steiwang and Imbrig.
Demanding descent from Marbachegg back to the village.

Hints

Route without flowtrail
As an alternative to the Flowtrail Marbachegg (red trail) there is a bypass for leisurely moutnain bikers. Via Kadhusspycher (just before Marbachegg) follow the road towards Nesselboden - Risete back to Marbach.
Bypass Flowtrail
Mountainbiking in swiss parks
Moors, karst fields and limestone cliffs form the primeval natural landscape for the UNESCO biosphere Entlebuch. The route follows the mighty Schrattenfluh. The Marbacheregg offers a vista from the Jura to the Alps.
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Contact

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Chlosterbüel 28
6170 Schüpfheim
Tel. +41 (0) 41 485 88 50
zentrum@biosphaere.ch
www.biosphaere.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Sporting
Hotel Sporting
Marbach
Meisenegg
Meisenegg
Marbach LU
Gasthof zum Löwen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Schangnau
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Schangnau
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Places

Marbach
Marbach
Schangnau
Schangnau
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Places of interest

Flowtrail Marbachegg
Flowtrail Marbachegg
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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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.
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