Cycling Holidays Heart route Napf Loop TO

Cycling: Heart Route

The secrets of the Emmenthal

Sparsley populated and almost untouched lays the Emmental, the backcountry of lucerne and the biosphere Entlebuch at the feet of the swiss alps.The most imposing rising in this region is the Napf, which will be completly surrounded on the Herzschlaufen tour (Napf heart loop).

The actual highlight which you pass on this tour, are the genuine villages and the stunning, lone standing farmhouses of the Emmental. From Willisau, the culinary centre of the Emmental, you travel to Langnau, the cultural heart of these region. A little side trip to the main place oft he biosphere of Entlebuch completes this journey around the Napf. 

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


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.

approx. 60 km
1'600 m
1'480 m

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. 

approx. 45 km
1'100 m
1'080 m

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.

approx. 55 km
1'550 m
1'675 m

Tour characteristic

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.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
every day
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
every day
Heart route Napf loop, 5 days TO, CH-BDRWW-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3*-Hotels & guesthouses

Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)

Our rental bikes

Services & Information


  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Optimally worked out route guidance
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-Data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • 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.

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