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.
Do you know why the rock formation on the Walalp ridge is dubbed “Chatz u Muus” (“cat and mouse”)? The answer can be found at the experience site in Wattenwil. At the one in Riffenmatt, you can take in the view of the dense forests and the Hörbühl pass – a place with many secrets and stories. Hear or read how two ingenious dwarfs were able to get out of a tricky situation. From the 15th century on, this rural area experienced some injustices. The legend of the burning man at the experience site in Hinterfultigen offers food for thought and tells a story that is still relevant today.
In order to get to know the people of the region better, we recommend spending the night at one of the welcoming inns. Or how about a legendary meal at a charming restaurant along the way? There are also idyllic BBQ and picnic spots en route – simply pick up the ingredients at one of the many farm and village shops and enjoy.
The best starting points for your e-bike 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 : Gantrisch Nature Park
- Distance : 64 km
- Elevation gain : 1,350 m