This varied, well waymarked tour starts at the historic little town of Willisau and negotiates the hills of the pretty Emmental (Emmen valley) to end at Burgdorf with its imposing Zähringen Castle.
Starting at Willisau station, you follow the red signposts (route 99) all the way. Most of the tour is away from main roads and is made up of ascents and descents as it negotiates the numerous hills of the Emmental. It is peppered with lovely views, magnificent farmsteads and welcoming guest houses.
Willisau: with its historical sights, the little medieval town of Willisau merits more than a cursory visit. With its seven-sided fountains, two town gates and welcoming restaurants, the old part of town exudes a particular atmosphere.
Train to Willisau