Cycling tour “Bern’s Green Belt”

It only takes nine minutes to get right into nature from Bern: this 59-kilometre-long thematic route connects the municipalities around Bern – the Swiss federal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site – and is a wonderful way to spend your free time.

Route information

This route can be travelled in several stages, meaning you can freely choose the starting point as well as the direction and length of your trip. Starting from Bern main station, the Veloland network leads you straight to the Green Belt. Take route 37 through the Breitenrain district via Ostermundigen to Deisswil. Turn right onto route 888 there and cycle through the Gümligen valley to Gümligen – and now you are on the Green Belt that leads around the federal city. Route 888 crosses paths with route 890 twice. You can combine these two routes in any way you want.

  • Tipp

    Be careful when crossing the road on Bernstrasse between Löhrmoos and Büsselimoos. The speed limit on the main roads you will have to cross is 80 km/h.

  • Location Location : around Bern
  • Distance Distance : 59 km
  • Elevation gain Elevation gain : 950 m

An e-bike will make your ride more leisurely, a conventional bicycle more athletic. But it doesn’t matter which one you choose, because the focus is on exploring the local characteristics around Bern’s UNESOC-listed old town. Be sure to make regular stops along the way: you can learn many interesting, funny, and surprising facts about nature and agriculture at the signposted exploration sites – be on the lookout for the green signs and «tree trunk benches».

Food and accommodation

So much more than just cycling: should you get hungry, you’ll find all the products you need for a mouthwatering picnic in the charming farm and village shops along the way. And if you prefer a meal made from local ingredients, you can treat yourself in one of the restaurants.

  • Fact

    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.

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