The three one-day stages of the Napf Heart Loop
Willisau – Langnau
This 57 km leg leads through the greenery of the Willisau region and the lush meadows of the Emmental and Upper Aargau. It offers a total of 1500 metres of elevation gain, with plenty of ups and downs through the wonderful prealpine countryside.
Langnau – Entlebuch
At 44 km, this leg is the shortest of the three and focuses on the Emmental and the Entlebuch. Featuring green hills and valleys, the scenery is unique at any time of day.
Entlebuch – Willisau
Discover countless sights as you pedal along the quiet lanes of the Napf: Romoos, the wild Fontanne (a tributary of the Kleine Emme), the Menzberg (1000-plus metres in altitude), the romantic Luther valley and lots more. The pretty little town of Willisau with its old quarter is the perfect place for taking a break. After 54 km and 1600 metres of elevation gain, you have surely earned yourself a meal here.
Heart Route no. 99
The Cycling in Switzerland organisation (Veloland Schweiz) allocated waymarking number 99 to the Heart Route many years ago. Linking Lake Constance and Lake Geneva, it follows a carefully selected itinerary through regions of appeal to tourists. Rent a Bike and Eurotrek offer cycle rental, luggage transport and free battery swaps along the route.