“Tales of the Gantrisch” Cycling Tour

Pedal through fairytale forests, over legendary rolling hills, and through mystical gorges and experience the tales and legends of the Gantrisch region with all your senses on this scenic 64-kilometre cycling tour.

Route information

The best starting points for your cycling tour are the towns Burgistein, Riggisberg or Schwarzenburg. You will explore the route clockwise on designated cycle paths. Take a look at the map beforehand so that you’re prepared when you reach crossings. The SchweizMobil map, linked below, will help you find the way.

  • Location Location : Gantrisch Nature Park
  • Distance Distance : 64 km
  • Elevation gain Elevation gain : 1'350 m

On the wonderful Tales of the Gantrisch E-bike Route, you will learn all about the legends and myths of the region and the people in the Gantrisch Nature Park right at their origin. The experience site at the ruins of the old monastery in Rüeggisberg, for example, tells the legend of the headless monk. In the gardens of Riggisberg Castle, you can hear or read about Rabbentaler, the former lord, and at the church in Rüschegg, authentic voices from the area tell you the tale of the Rüschegg peddler.

In order to get to know the people of the region better, we recommend that you allow enough time for breaks in charming farm shops or in one of the restaurants along the route.

  • 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.

Bike rentals

Reserve a bike of your choice from Rent a Bike at the SBB luggage counter in Bern station. The pre-reserved bike, with or without an electric motor, can be conveniently collected from the desired location and returned.


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