Arrival at Willisau
Put yourself in the right mood with a Willisauer Ringli (Willisauer biscuit) for the tour around the Napf. Also there is no reason why you should not pay a visit to the Diwisa distillery. Not only will Willisau suprise you in a culinary aspect, but also awaits you a spruce old town.
The foothills of the alps could´t be more beautiful. You follow a ridge and enjoy the view over the midland. From Wyssachen the landscape gets more rough and you follow the Herzschlaufe (heart loop) of Napf in a steady up and down until you reach Sumiswald. A short break gives you enough energy for the climb to the Lüderenalp. From now on you wheel relaxed through the Gohldike to Lagnau in the Emmenthal.
First, you visit the regional museum in Lagnau in the Emmental. Afterwards, you cycle past Trubschachen with the Kambly-factory and numerous covered bridges. Then, steep uphill on a mountain range where you have an unrestricted view on the summit of the Napf. Driving past remote farmyards and continue with a thrilling descent down to Escholzmatt. From there, you drive along the sunny valley side of the Entlebuch until you reach the biosphere´s principle town of the same name.
The day´s stage starts wild and solitary through the Fontanne valley. Afterwards you ascend the Menzberg and with it the Napf´s main crest. Now it´s getting exciting, because the drive through the Luthertal (Luther valley) comes close to a roller coaster ride. Entlebuch and Emmental show themselves from their rough side in the last few metres. Enjoy it! The trail will bring you back to Willisau, from there individual departure.
This track of the heart loop is extremly challenging. Therefore the utilisation of an electric bike is again recommended, in order to enjoy the beauties of the Emmental to the utmost on almost car-free roads.
Category: 3*-Hotels & guesthouses
- 3 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transport
- Optimally worked out route guidance
- Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
- GPS-Data available
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Costs for collecting luggage at the station. CHF 12 per person.
- Rail travel to Willisau
- Park & Ride at Willisau train station. CHF 6.-/Day.
Travel documents "analogous"
By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:
- Travel program with all organizational details.
- Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
- maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
- Detailed maps about your stage locations
- Detailed programme day-by-day
Travel documents "digital"
If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:
- Manuals for the use of necessary apps
- luggage tags
- eventual vouchers
En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.
Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.