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E-bike and Comb Factory

E-bike itinerary
Time required: 4 hoursLength: 26.00 km


All season


Naturpark Thal
Hölzlistrasse 57
4710 Balsthal
Tel. +41 62 386 12 30

Naturpark Thal - From Balstahl, bike up the Gross Brunnersberg where a stunning view awaits. Continue through the beautiful Guldental valley to Mümliswil. There you'll learn everything you need to know about hairstyles and combs in the HAARUNDKAMM museum.



26.00 km
Vertical heigth
737 m
Altitude difference ascent
737 m
Altitude difference descent
737 m
Time required
4 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Highlights along the road:
1. The Brunnerberg ridge and its viewpoints
2. The Reckenkien cheese dairy
3. The HAARUNDKAMM museum
4. The ruins of the New-Falkenstein castle

  • Educational opportunity

Equipment / Equipment rent

E-bike renting stations:
Tuesday - Saturday:
Bike House, Balsthal, 062 391 08 94
Sporthus, Balsthal, 062 391 33 66
Hafner Bike Racing Shop, Balsthal, 062 391 42 52
Velos-Motos Peter Fluri, Matzendorf, 062 394 16 28


From Balstahl, bike towards Friedhof and then follow the signs towards the Brunnersberg. Bike through the village of Höngen and uphill to the ridge. Once you've arrived at the Brunnersberg inn, follow the road downhill towards the Guldental valley all the way to Scheltenpasstrasse. From there, turn right and continue to the crossing with the Passwangstrasse. Bike for another 700 meters (uphill road with three bends) and then turn right (and be careful, there's no signpost). From there, take the tarred road downhill through Reckenkien to Mümliswil. By following the main road, you'll bike back to Balstahl across the impressive "Lobisei".

Safety advices

There isn't a lot of traffic on this road - except for the short uphill slope towards Passwang. However, please be careful and pay attention, especially in bends!

Possibilities for catering

Hotel Balsthal
Bergwirtschaft Bremgarten (small detour from the road)
Bergwirtschaft Linde Brocheten (small detour from the road)
Restaurant Guldental
Hagli Beiz
Restaurants, cafés and various shops in Mümliswil and Balsthal


Starting point
Balsthal (Altitude: 490 m)
Arrival by public transport
Balsthal, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Balsthal (Altitude: 490 m)
Arrival by public transport
Balsthal, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+

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Brunnersberg (1118m ü.M.)

Sunny Jura hills with a panorama of the Alps, the Black Forest and Vosges. Several mountain inns tempt you to stop by. The trail goes to the south through airy pine forests on the hill crest. To the north lies the picturesque Gulden valley.

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Discover the enthralling story of Mümliswil combs that goes back over 200 years. These magnificent decorative combs were exported around the world: famous customers include Queen Victoria and the Court of Spain.

Museum / Exhibition
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Ruins of Schloss Neu-Falkenstein

Neu-Falkenstein Castle was probably built in the early 12th century. During the 13th and 14th centuries it was the feudal seat of the counts of Falkenstein and Bechburg.

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Hamlet of Höngen

The hamlet of Höngen is listed in the inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Situated on a high plateau above Laupersdorf and Balsthal, it offers a charming view of the Klus of Balsthal and the first chain of the Jura.

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Landgasthof Ochsen

"The gastro of the Gulden Valley" is how Christoph Jeker and Sandra Schmid describe their restaurant in Ochsen. Good bourgeois cuisine and a choice of regional dishes complete their offer. A bowling alley and chambres d'hôtes are also available.

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Rest. Pintli Neu-Falkenstein

The former coach house located at the foot of the ruins of Schloss Neu-Falkenstein exudes a special flair. Those who stop at Brigitte & Olivier Claude’s restaurant for a bite to eat will enjoy pure freshness: Their cuisine is distinguished by creativ

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Hotel Balsthal

The Balsthal Hotel proposes a wide and modern variety of offers for gastronomy and seminars. If you're organising a workshop, a business dinner, a new product demonstration, a wedding or a company event, you've found the right place!

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Restaurant Eintracht, Balsthal

Restaurant Eintracht in Balsthal is the perfect place to go for homely Swiss cooking.

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Käserei Reckenkien in Mümliswil

The Käserei Reckenkien (Reckenkien Dairy) manufactures certified Naturpark cheese such as the aromatic-delicate Hosenlupf or the Passwang Mutschli. Visit the Lädeli (dairy shop), enjoy a cheese-tasting and take a piece of Naturpark home with you.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
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Hagli Beiz

We invite you to enjoy above all homemade and regional products in a quiet and cosy atmosphere.

RestaurantFarm restaurant