spinner

Napf mountains MTB tour

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
37.0 km
Travel time
3 ½ h
Aussicht vom Napf
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, CC BY, Sconosciuto
Napfbergland-Tour
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, CC BY, BikeBuddy Sörenberg
Napfbergland-Tour
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, CC BY, BikeBuddy Sörenberg
Biker
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, CC BY, Veloclub Schüpfheim
Kapelle Schwendelbarg
Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, CC BY, Sconosciuto
×
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
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
934 m
Descent
934 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Escholzmatt - Bodematte - Vordergrabe - Mittlisthütte - Ahornebode Champechnubel - Ober Stutz - Neubruch - Fankhus - Trub - Trubschachen - Risisegg - Turner - Höch - Bödili - Escholzmatt

Literature

Die Broschüre "Bike Guide" mit vielen interessanten Bike Vorschlägen in der UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch erhalten Sie unter: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch

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.
Export
GPX Download

Click on the altitude profile

Good to know

Parking
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
Yes
Public transport
Train from Bern or Lucerne to Escholzmatt.
Further information & links
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Biosphärenzentrum
Chlosterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim
Tel. +41 41 485 88 50
www.biosphaere.ch