Cycling Tours Bern – an exciting e-bike expedition. From charming farm shops to inviting restaurants: find out where a break along the Frienisberg Scenic Route is especially worth wile.
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.
Unlike the other experience sites, Büsselimoos’ main attraction isn’t the panoramic view, but the inspiring sight of one of the smallest nature reserves in the canton of Bern. After traversing the forest and marvelling at the impressive interplay of light and shadows, you’ll reach an open stretch of land: the fascinating moor. Take a look at the discovery panel on site to find out why this nature reserve is especially worthy of protection. Did you know that this is where the Cycling Tour 888 Grünes Band Bern (Bern’s Green Belt) meets the Cycling Tour 890 Frienisberg Scenic Route? You can decide which route to continue on.
How about a nice barbecue at the Leutschen scenic point? Follow the sign outside Kirchlindach and take the dirt road to the barbecuing spots, where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the city of Bern, the Gurten, the Bantiger, and the impressive mountain ranges of the Bernese Oberland behind them. Seeing this will make it hard to believe that, in the 1950s, this place was destined to become an airport! You can learn more about the plans for a large-scale Bernese airport from the discovery panel on site. From this location, you can also see the idyllic Gantrisch Nature Park. How about a cycling tour along the “Tales of the Gantrisch”, a route that is all about the legends and myths of the Gantrisch region?
The Chutzenturm tower is one of the highlights of the Frienisberg Scenic Route and offers the most beautiful view along the way. Park your bike in the designated area and follow the path to Chutzenturm on foot. It does take a bit of courage to climb the steps to the top of the 45-metre tower, but once you’ve reached it, you’ll be rewarded with a unique panorama. Can you see the mountains in the distance? Moléson, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, Titlis, and even Mont Blanc? There’s a wooden table at the base of the tower, perfect for a break and an energizing picnic. The table also offers more information on what is currently Switzerland's highest wooden tower.
Stop at the idyllic resting and barbecuing spot Frieswilhubel to take in the view of Lakes Biel, Murten, and Neuchâtel in the distance. The lakes, glittering in the sunshine, are surrounded by extensive farmland – but it hasn’t always been that way! On the discovery panel on site, you can read more about the Jura water correction and the development of what today is one of Switzerland’s most important vegetable growing regions.
Restaurants and cafés
Restaurant zur Linde in Kirchlindach
How about a nice cordon bleu, a cream ragout with Rösti, or a Viennese Schnitzel on the inviting terrace or in the cozy restaurant? The Restaurant zur Linde offers hearty meals with a wonderful eye for detail, which is especially apparent when it comes to the seasonal vegetable garnishes. In autumn, you can look forward to trying their game specialities and “Suure Mocke” (special pot roast). With this much to choose from, every e-biker and cyclist is sure to leave the restaurant satisfied and ready for the kilometres ahead.
Schüpbärg-Beizli in Schüpberg
Hosts Sarah and Christoph Hunziker, a young, down-to-earth, motivated couple, are looking forward to your visit at their Schüpbärg-Beizli. Treat yourself to the indulgence menu on the beautiful terrace and enjoy the creations made from seasonal and regional products. Whether you opt for a tender fillet with a garlic crust or a homemade chickpea and lentil patty: a pit stop at the Schüpbärg-Beizli is a true treat for your taste buds.
Restaurant Tea-Room Chutze, Meikirch
How about a refreshing beverage at the Restaurant Tea-Room Chutze in Meikirch? Hans Babst is always happy to welcome sporty visitors. Be it a coffee and croissant in the morning or a cool drink in the afternoon – you’ll leave the Chutze feeling energized and ready to continue on the Frienisberg Scenic Route.
Bar 31, Meikirch
On the «890 Frienisberg Scenic Route» you will come past Bar 31, also known as the «Biker’s Drive In 890». This is the perfect meeting place if you want to take a break in an informal atmosphere. Enjoy some simple, down-to-earth food and drinks during your stopover in this restaurant and continue on your way with renewed strength. Once the weather gets warmer, the team will be serving classic specialities from the grill, homemade salads and corresponding drinks to quench your thirst.
Restaurant Chlostermuur offers a unique, beautiful view of the Jura range all the way to the Weissenstein. Put together your own self-service meal from the large selection of dishes made from fresh, regional, seasonal ingredients. Or are you just here for a quick break? Head to the Bistro Hirschen and try one of the yummy snacks or tempting desserts. In sunny weather, you can enjoy them on the cozy terrace with its view of the tranquil pond.
The monastery can be visited free of admission and guided tours are available on request. It is also worth taking a look at the internal atelier - its handmade products can also be purchased.
Bistro Hirschen, Frienisberg
If you want to take a short break on the way, you shouldn’t miss the little snacks and tasty desserts at Bistro Hirschen. But be warned: there’s a beautifully furnished corner with books to browse through and a cosy garden terrace with a view of the quiet pond, so your short break might turn into a longer one. Fortunately, the menu is varied, and the hosts are extremely welcoming.
Restaurant Sternen in Detligen
Restaurant Sternen in Detlingen works with locals to offer tasty, seasonal meals – we especially recommend the delicious homemade desserts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a bite to eat on the sunny terrace or in the cozy restaurant before continuing your ride on the Frienisberg Scenic Route.
Bogen 17 Kiosque in Wohlen b. Bern
Located directly underneath the Wohlei Bridge is Bern's most iconic lake bistro: Bogen 17, where everyone meets under the large awnings and colourful bunting. While stand-up paddle boards and rowing boats glide by in the background, the kitchen crew in the blue container cooks up creative meals – full of passion, team spirit, and a preference for regional products: the lettuce and trout, for example, are from Hofen, the vegetables from the farm on Lake Wohlen, the beef from Schüpfen, and the rice from the Vallemaggia in the canton of Ticino.
Lodge24 in Wohlen bei Bern
Lodge24 is a Bed & Breakfast in Wohlen bei Bern, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spend a relaxing night at Lodge24 on the multi-faceted Frei farm along the Frienisberg Scenic Route – the Lodge has eight beds and a holiday apartment. While you’re there, enjoy country life to the fullest and pay a visit to the cows and the horse stables. The next morning, a wonderful “Zmorge” (breakfast) with homemade yogurt, jams, fresh milk from the farm, and freshly baked bread awaits.
Farm and village shops
Forest Shop Annelies and Hansruedi Aeberhard, Kirchlindach
It’s all in the name: you can find Annelies and Hansruedi Aeberhard’s small but exquisite forest shop in a small wooden house at the edge of the forest, between wonderfully fragrant fir and beech trees. Once you open it up, you will find all kinds of homemade products such as pastries and syrups made from regional and seasonal ingredients. This short stop is guaranteed to sweeten your cycling tour.
Barry-Hof farm in Schüpberg
Interested to see how a farm works? Park your bike and follow the signposted round tour of the Barry-Hof farm, where you can learn more about the farm animals, the farm’s products, and everyday life on the farm. By the way: there’s also a barbecuing pit with a great view of the Jura. The ingredients for the BBQ can be bought at the farm’s own little shop. Martin Schlup and Monika Flückiger, Christian Schlup and Sandra Bühler as well as Saint Bernard lady Oyra are looking forward to your visit.
Martina’s Hofladen farm shop in Meikirch
Martina Moser in Meikirch puts her heart and soul into her homemade jams, syrups, and other treats and sells them in her farm shop. Why not treat yourself or your friends and family to her wonderful products? Her yummy homemade carrot cake is especially popular – you can choose between enjoying a slice right there and then and taking some home with you for later.
Dairy at the Volg store in Meikirch
How about a picknick while you’re on the Frienisberg Scenic Route? The Volg store in Meikirch has everything you need. Treat yourself to a piece of locally produced cheese or a creamy yogurt from Meikirch’s dairy, located inside the store. In addition to everyday goods, you might also find a little treat to take back home to your friends and family.
Feller Ruchwil farm shop in Lobsigen
Ready to enjoy a delicious homemade Muck’s ice cream from the Seeland region while taking in the stunning view? Take a relaxing break at the Feller farm in Ruchwil. In the spring, the cherry trees in the meadow are in full bloom and make for a perfect photo backdrop, in the summertime, the ripe cherries are picked and sold at the farm shop. Definitely a sweet break from your bicycle tour on the Frienisberg Scenic Route.
Bäckerei Liechti in Frieswil
The Liechti bakery in Frieswil’s town centre always smells delicious, thanks to the tasty breads, sweet and savoury pastries, cookies, biscuits, gingerbreads, and chocolates that are made here in the third generation. In addition to the fresh specialities, you’ll find refreshing beverages and wonderfully cold ice creams. Stop for a treat at Bäckerei Liechti and continue your bike ride with a smile on your face.
Sägesser self-service kiosk in Murzelen
Urs, Bernadetta, and Steve Sägesser are known for selling Christmas trees. But did you know that they also have regional apple juice, dried fruit, and organic honey? The self-service kiosk is open 24/7 and offers refreshing beverages and delicious snacks for your ride or as a treat for those back home.
Hofen farm shop in Wohlen b. Bern
Stop at the Hofen farm shop to buy regional products for a picnic or barbecue along the Frienisberg Scenic Route. The self-service shop offers different cheeses, dried meat, sausages, free-range eggs and, on Saturdays, a variety of baked goods. Need to cool down? How about a cold drink or a yummy ice cream?
Jost farm shop in Wohlen b. Bern
This farm shop has fruit as far as the eye can see, and it comes in all shapes and sizes: from apples to pears to different plum varieties – it’s a fruit lover's dream come true. Or how about some refreshing apple juice? In the fall, the Jost farm shop sells pumpkins and squashes. If you hold back a little, you might even be able to fit your purchases in your e-bike’s basket.
Bäckerei-Konditorei Zingg in Hinterkappelen
Is that the delicious smell of freshly baked goods? It must be coming from the Zingg bakery and pâtisserie. In addition to their traditional bread creations, the bakery also offers high-quality gluten-free options. It has been in the family for six generations and the breads and confectionery are always fresh and made with a lot of love for the craft. By the way: the treats can also be enjoyed on the snug and sunny terrace of Bistro Hausmatte.
Barbecue and picnic spots
Burger Waldhaus in Wahlendorf
Are you looking for a cabin in the woods for your event or a place to take a break from your tour along the Frienisberg Scenic Route? The Burger Waldhaus cabin has room for 30 people and can be rented. When it isn’t occupied, you are welcome to stop by spontaneously and use the fire pit and tables.
Chutzenhütte in Seedorf
The Chutzenhütte cabin by the Chutzenturm tower with its glorious view is the perfect place for resting or having a barbecue or picnic. This cabin in the middle of the forest can be rented and offers room for up to 25 people. When the cabin is unoccupied, e-bikers and cyclists are welcome to use the little fire pit and the tables.
Zbinden Velo Moto, Kirchlindach
If you need advice or accessories for your e-bike on the Frienisberg Scenic Route, this traditional bicycle shop is the right place to go: Adrian Zürcher and his team at Zbinden Velo Moto in Kirchlindach will provide you with expert assistance. The shop disposes of modern workshop equipment for all service and repair work.
Moto Burkhalter in Meikirch
Whether there’s a hole in your tire or a problem with your e-bike’s battery – you’ll receive quick and reliable help at Moto Burkhalter. Does your bicycle need some taking care of or are you looking to buy a new e-bike? Erich Burkhalter knows all there is to know about two-wheelers and is happy to assist you at his store. You can count on his expertise and years of experience.
They are happy to assist you at their bike shop Rüsch-Bikes in Hinterkappelen. From competent repairs to top-quality service to the purchase of a new bicycle – you’ll find everything you need here. Visit the motivated Rüsch-Bikes team while on the Frienisberg Scenic Route.
While on the Cycling Tour 890, take the time to visit the Frienisberg monastery, which can be traced all the way back to the year 1131. Today, the old monastery serves as a residential and care home with around 250 residents. Stroll through the old buildings or follow the Klosterweg trail to learn more about the history of the monastery in Frienisberg.