Napf mountains MTB tour

Mountain Bike
37.0 km
Travel time
approx. 3 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Napf mountains MTB tour
Traumhafte Aussicht vom Napf
Photo: Mattias Nutt, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Napf mountains MTB tour
Napfbergland-Tour - Aussichtsreich
Photo: BikeBuddy Sörenberg
Napf mountains MTB tour
Napfbergland-Tour - Aussichtsreich
Photo: BikeBuddy Sörenberg
Napf mountains MTB tour
In die Pedale
Photo: Veloclub Schüpfheim
Napf mountains MTB tour
Kappelle St. Anna beim Schwendelberg
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
MTB tour over the hills of the Entlebuch and Emmental.
This Napf mountains tour starts by climbing via Vordergraben to the Chrüzbode, where you encounter your first views of the Emmental hills. The turn-off to the Napf, the highest of the Emmental's hills, is between Ober Stutz and Fankhus: a detour to the Napf is worth it for the glorious views and the tasty rösti at the local restaurant. You then return to the Trub valley via Fankhus, past the Kambly biscuit factory and Trubschachen, then cross the Risisegg and return to Escholzmatt.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Escholzmatt railway station
Point of arrival
Escholzmatt railway station
2 / 6
934 m
934 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Escholzmatt - Bodematte - Vordergrabe - Mittlisthütte - Ahornebode Champechnubel - Ober Stutz - Neubruch - Fankhus - Trub - Trubschachen - Risisegg - Turner - Höch - Bödili - Escholzmatt

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Author’s advice
  • The short yet very steep ascent of the Napf is worth the effort owing to the all-round views.
  • Magnificent panoramas on the Chrüzbode, Risisegg and Glichenberg encompassing the Emmental hills and Central Swiss Prealps.
  • Drop in at the Kambly biscuit factory in Trubschachen.
  • Detour from the Bödili to Schwendelberg chapel.
  • Visit the Escholzmatt herb garden.
  • Exceptional evening meal courtesy of the "culinary wizard" chef at the Gasthof Rössli in Escholzmatt.
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Good to know

Fee-paying car parking at Escholzmatt station.
Arrival / Return journey
The UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is centrally located in the heart of Switzerland between the major tourist destinations of Bern and Lucerne.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Train from Bern or Lucerne to Escholzmatt.
Further information & links
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Chlosterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim
Tel. +41 41 485 88 50