The route is recommended for e-bikes and best explored counterclockwise. It takes you along the pre-existing cycle paths 888, 34 and 74. The SchweizMobil map, linked below, will help you find the way.
- Location : between Niederwangen und Laupen
- Distance : about 31 km
- Elevation gain : about 409 m
A cycling tour on the Laupen Historical Loop is an unforgettable “Paselitang” (Bernese expression for pastime, from the French “passer le temps”): Feel the breeze as you pedal along, breathe in the fresh forest air, explore the town of Laupen and its castle, and find out more about the history of the region at the four experience sites – this diverse loop has so much to offer to pass the time.
En route, bicycle trekkers also learn about the origin of the famous local dish “Bärner Platte” (Bernese platter) and have the opportunity to stop and try one themselves at one of the inns along the way. If you prefer a picnic at a scenic point such as the Chutze, you’ll find fresh, regional products at the farm or village shops.
Many restaurants and cafés are closed on Sundays and Mondays or have irregular opening hours. So that you don't have to cycle next door on an empty stomach, we recommend that you check the opening hours in advance on the establishments' websites.
Experiences, eating and drinking along the wayContemplate time at the experience sites, buy local products at a village or farm shop and meet hospitable locals at an inn, café, or restaurant – the Laupen Historical Loop is perfect for unwinding.Experiences, eating and drinking along the wayMore
Practical InformationWhat’s the quickest way to get to the Laupen Historical Loop? Where can I rent an e-bike, and where can I charge the battery? The answers to these and other questions as well as helpful tips can be found in this overview.Practical InformationMore
Reserve a bike of your choice from Rent a Bike at the SBB luggage counter in Bern station or at the ticket shop in Laupen station. The pre-reserved bike, with or without an electric motor, can be conveniently collected from the desired location and returned.