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Napf mountains MTB tour

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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch Explorers Choice 
  • Napfbergland-Tour - Aussichtsreich
    / Napfbergland-Tour - Aussichtsreich
    Photo: BikeBuddy Sörenberg
  • / Napfbergland-Tour - Aussichtsreich
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  • / In die Pedale
    Photo: Veloclub Schüpfheim
  • / Traumhafte Aussicht vom Napf
    Photo: Mattias Nutt, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Kappelle St. Anna beim Schwendelberg
    Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
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MTB tour over the hills of the Entlebuch and Emmental.
easy
Distance 37 km
3:30 h
934 m
934 m
This Napf mountains tour starts by climbing via Vordergraben to the Chrüzbode, where you encounter your first views of the Emmental hills. The turn-off to the Napf, the highest of the Emmental's hills, is between Ober Stutz and Fankhus: a detour to the Napf is worth it for the glorious views and the tasty rösti at the local restaurant. You then return to the Trub valley via Fankhus, past the Kambly biscuit factory and Trubschachen, then cross the Risisegg and return to Escholzmatt.

Author’s recommendation

  • The short yet very steep ascent of the Napf is worth the effort owing to the all-round views.
  • Magnificent panoramas on the Chrüzbode, Risisegg and Glichenberg encompassing the Emmental hills and Central Swiss Prealps.
  • Drop in at the Kambly biscuit factory in Trubschachen.
  • Detour from the Bödili to Schwendelberg chapel.
  • Visit the Escholzmatt herb garden.
  • Exceptional evening meal courtesy of the "culinary wizard" chef at the Gasthof Rössli in Escholzmatt.
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch 
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
S1 easy
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Highest point
1,220 m
Lowest point
732 m
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Tips and hints

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Biosphärenzentrum
Chlosterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim
Tel. +41 41 485 88 50
www.biosphaere.ch

 

Start

Escholzmatt railway station (853 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'637'898E 1'196'098N
DD
46.914902, 7.936128
DMS
46°54'53.6"N 7°56'10.1"E
UTM
32T 418990 5196256
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Destination

Escholzmatt railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Escholzmatt - Bodematte - Vordergrabe - Mittlisthütte - Ahornebode Champechnubel - Ober Stutz - Neubruch - Fankhus - Trub - Trubschachen - Risisegg - Turner - Höch - Bödili - Escholzmatt

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train from Bern or Lucerne to Escholzmatt.

Getting there

The UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is centrally located in the heart of Switzerland between the major tourist destinations of Bern and Lucerne.

Parking

Fee-paying car parking at Escholzmatt station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'637'898E 1'196'098N
DD
46.914902, 7.936128
DMS
46°54'53.6"N 7°56'10.1"E
UTM
32T 418990 5196256
w3w 
///kipper.enclosing.monks
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Die Broschüre "Bike Guide" mit vielen interessanten Bike Vorschlägen in der UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch erhalten Sie unter: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Edgar Käslin
July 05, 2020 · Community
Ungefähr bei km 30 unbedingt den kurzen Abstecher zum "Himugüegeli" machen. Die Bauernfamilie hat hier mit sehr viel Liebe einen Rastplatz mit Verpflegungsmöglichkeit (Selbstbedienung) eingerichtet. Landschaftlich sehr reizvolle und schöne Tour. Leider fährt man vor allem auf Asphalt, sodass sie eigentlich nicht als MTB-Tour bezeichnet werden kann.
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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
37 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
934 m
Descent
934 m
Public-transport-friendly

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