Emmental Valley

The Emmental cheese with its many holes is world-famous. But the beautiful valley has so much more to offer – it is a great escape for bike lovers and hiking enthusiasts, for example.

Its lush green rolling hills are characteristic of the Emmental, which is made up of the catchment areas of the "Emme" and "Ilfis" rivers and the Hohgant range all the way to Burgdorf. Along with Langnau and Sumiswald, Burgdorf is one of the largest towns in the Emmental.

When the weather is nice, the numerous paths over “Höger” (hills) and through “Chräche” (remote places) are great for bike fans. Due to the many uphill passages, you see mainly e-bikes, which – fun fact – were invented right here in the Emmental, which makes the FLYER the perfect vehicle for exploring one (or several) of the “Herzroute” trails that take you through this charming region. The serene landscape surrounding the Napf delights bike enthusiasts and hikers alike. The Lueg, a popular destination in Affoltern im Emmental, lies at about 900 metres above sea level and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Emmental’s hills and meadows all the way to the Bernese Alps.

How about racing down the ski slope in Schangnau, going snowshoeing on the Kemmeriboden Trail, or checking out the cross-country skiing trail? The home of Swiss ski superstar Beat Feuz has loads to offer in the winter!

Culinary delights

The Emmental is known for its many specialities, from the skillfully plaited “Anke-Züpfe” (buttery plaited bread) to the sweet “Merängge mit Nidle” (meringue with whipped cream) to the world’s most famous cheese, the Emmentaler – it’s an absolute treat for gourmets.


Traditional crafts, a hops and malt workshop, or a summer filled with theatre: here are the Emmental event highlights.


Learning fun and interesting facts about more self-sufficient times, enjoying contemporary art, and trying all of the different Kambly delicacies – you’ll never get bored with these activities in the Emmental.

Over 600 km of signposted E-bike routes

A Slice of E-bike Heaven

Off to the heavenly hills
  • Emmental Tourismus

    Bahnhofstrasse 14
    3401 Burgdorf

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