Practical information

What is the best way to get to the welcome stations of the “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route? Where 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 bike trekking experience in the Gantrisch Nature Park.

Route information

The “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route is a 64-kilometre e-bike route in the Gantrisch Nature Park. The scenic route takes you to different experience sites that tell tales and myths from the region. You can listen to them on your smartphone by scanning the QR code or read them in the secret compartment. The legends are told by authentic voices from the areas in which they originated.

This route, especially suited for e-bikes, starts at the welcome stations and leads through a beautiful fairytale landscape. Take your time discovering the abundance of legendary tales, diverse farm and village shops, and inviting restaurants. The loop takes you clockwise along the signposted Veloland routes 74, 4, 37, 62, and 99. En route, you will also encounter the logos of the “Tales of the Gantrisch” route, which will help you find the way to the experience sites.

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

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Getting to the route and back

The welcome stations in Burgistein, Schwarzenburg, and Riggisberg can be reached by public transport from Bern, Thun, or Fribourg. From there, take the existing Veloland routes to the welcome stations of the “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route.

  • General information

    Bicycle tickets

    There are two types of tickets for passengers bringing their own bicycles:

    Point-to-Point Ticket

    For short journeys, purchase a normal ticket at a reduced price (1/2).

    Bike Day Pass

    If you are travelling longer distances, it makes sense to buy a 1-day bike pass for CHF 14.00.

    Annual bike pass

    With the annual bike pass for CHF 240.00, you can bring along your bike on all train routes that allow self-service loading of bicycles for an entire year. Keep in mind that the annual pass does not guarantee a space on the train and capacities may vary.

    Please note: The tickets listed above are only for the bicycle. Each passenger will also need a valid ticket.

    Tickets can be purchased at the counter, at ticket machines or online.

    Groups

    Self-service loading of bicycles is not possible for groups of more than 10 people and their bicycles. We recommend renting bicycles at your destination.

    Please take note of the information on self-service loading of bicycles at www.bls.ch / www.baeckereisteiner.ch/velo

E-bike rental

Would you like to rent an e-bike? There’s nothing easier than reserving and picking up a bike at a bike store along the “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route or at Rent a Bike.

  • General information

    Groups

    We recommend making reservations in advance for groups.

    If the station from which you want to start your ride does not have enough e-bikes available, you can book bikes from Rent a Bike's mobile rental station. No matter where, what or when, Rent a Bike will deliver the e-bikes directly to your chosen location. You can find more information about “à la carte” group tours on the website.

    Self-service loading of bicycles

    Your rental bike can be taken on all trains with a self-service bike loading area without purchasing an additional bike ticket – your rental contract doubles as a bike ticket.

Battery charging stations

E-bike battery performance differs from model to model. Newer e-bikes can easily manage the 64-kilometre “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route without an additional battery or charging stop. In any case, we recommend fully charging the battery before tackling the route, or, depending on the model, bringing another battery or your own charging device.

If the route does become too much for the battery, there are places along the way where you can charge it:

  • The stations
    • Restaurant Caroline
    • Gasthof Löwen Riffenmatt
    • Hotel Restaurant Sternen Guggisberg
    • Hotel Restaurant Sonne
    • Gasthof Bühl
    • Panorama Restaurant VIVA
    • Restaurant Brunnen 
    • Hofladen Pfandersmatt
    • Bergkäserei Oberbütschel REK
    • Bäckerei-Konditorei Ernst
    • Erlebnis Hofmatt 
    • Biohof Breitenackern
    • B&B Bären Rüeggisberg
    • Bed and Breakfast im Schloss
    • Stebi's Check Point
    • Hadorn Velos Motos
    • Gantrisch Bike & Sport

Eating and drinking

Stop at a legendary restaurant or country inn along the way and enjoy a delicious meal made from regional ingredients, or buy the ingredients for a relaxed picnic or barbecue at one of the numerous farm and village shops.

More information on the options along the way is provided here.

Overnight stays

Spend the night in a cosy accommodation along the “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route, allowing you to enjoy all of the route’s highlights without any time pressure and to perfectly round off a day of bike riding and exploring. By the way: we’ve created two offers four your e-bike getaway, “Sagenhafter Gantrisch” (“legendary Gantrisch”) and “Sagenhaft kombiniert” (“legendary combo”).

Spending the night along the “Tales of the Gantrisch” E-bike Route

We’re happy to help if you have further questions.

Contact

Bern Welcome

Amthausgasse 4
CH-3001 Bern

Contact

Naturpark Gantrisch

Schlossgasse 13
CH-3150 Schwarzenburg

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