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14 Upper Hills Gravel Loop: Schwarzenburg - Riggisberg

Bicycle tour
Time required: 4 hours 40 minutesLength: 56.47 km


April, Mai, June, July, August, September, October


Naturpark Gantrisch
Förderverein Region Gantrisch
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20

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Up into the hilly country, over meadows, pastures and through forests. On this varied circular tour we also cross a wide variety of villages such as Rüschegg, Riggisberg and Rüeggisberg.

Past Schwarzenburg Castle, the route leads through the village forest along forest paths in the opposite direction to mountain bike route 501. The ascent to Riffenmatt is via Riedstätt along the road to Kalchstätten, along field paths to Sand and along asphalt roads to Neuenmatt. The view widens visibly towards the Mittelland and Jura. Shady forest roads lead from above Riffenmatt through the Scheidwald forest down to Rüschegg Heubach, the settlement centre of the sprawling municipality. Immediately you dive back in and climb up into the Längeneywald. Afterwards you cross the Biberzen over one of the wooden bridges before the route leads along Veloland Route 37 on asphalted side roads to Riggisberg. On a clear day, the snowy mountains of the Bernese Oberland now become visible. Riggisberg offers shopping and refreshment facilities. Follow the cycle route out of the village as far as the Abegg Foundation, then leave it via the Ey and Hasli farm groups in the direction of Taanwald. Through the shady Taanwald forest you reach the Than viewpoint. The panoramic route now continues via Mättiwil towards Rueggisberg and Schwanden. A rapid descent brings us down to the lowest point of the tour, where we cross the Schwarzwasser in the Wislisau. Along the course of the river with pretty resting and, depending on the water level, bathing places, we reach the hamlet of Rüschegg-Graben. On a goods road we now cycle again on a marked cycle route, this time the national number 4. With the



56.47 km
Altitude difference ascent
1017 m
Altitude difference descent
1006 m
Time required
4 hours 40 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Bike Service Stations

In addition to mountain bike routes, a good trail infrastructure also includes e-bike charging stations, bike washing facilities, bike shops, bike transport and bike tool boards. Here you will find an overview of the bike service stations in the Bike Region Voralpen.

Equipment / Equipment rent

Gravel bike, clothing and equipment appropriate for the weather, food, puncture kit and first aid kit.


Bike shops in the vicinity:

Extra-Bike Schwarzenburg

Gantrisch Bike and Sport Riggisberg


Starting point
Arrival by public transport
Schwarzenburg, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Arrival by public transport
Schwarzenburg, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+