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Heart Route Classic through the Emmental

Route
E-Bikes
Length
62.1 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Altstadt von Willisau
Photo: Verein Herzroute, Herzroute
Unterwegs von Willisau Richtung Emmental
Photo: Verein Herzroute, Herzroute
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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.

Technical details

Tour type
E-Bikes
Starting point
Willisau station
Point of arrival
Burgdorf station
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
917 m
Descent
938 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Author’s advice
Willisau: thanks to its historical sights, the little medieval town of Willisau is a great place for sauntering. With its seven-sided fountains, two town gates and welcoming restaurants, the old part of town exudes a particular atmosphere.
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

Train to Willisau