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 : Gantrisch Nature Park
- Distance : 64 km
- 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.
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.
Experiences, eating and drinking along the wayThe legendary “Tales of the Gantrisch” e-bike route has so much to offer! Discover fascinating sites steeped in the legends of the region, purchase regional products at a farm or village shop and enjoy the hospitality of a traditional country inn or restaurant. We’ll tell you exactly where it’s worth making a stop along the route.Experiences, eating and drinking along the wayMore
Practical informationWhere can I rent an e-bike, and where can I charge the battery? In this overview, you’ll find the answers as well as many useful tips for your upcoming cycling experience in the Gantrisch Nature Park.Practical informationMore
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.