First bike educational trail at the Wiriehorn area: Alptrail
- start: Wiriehorn mountain station (Nüegg), Zwischenflüh
- destination: Wiriehorn valley station (Riedli), Zwischenflüh
- 4,20 km
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- 1415 m
- 995 m
- 40 / 100
- 20 / 100
On the Alptrail you learn the most important basic skills on the mountain bike by means of practical excercises and deepen them. In this way, the trail is comparable to a vitaparcours: You first read the information on the respective boards and then do the exercise yourself. True to the motto: practice makes perfect!
In between, there are always great views of the Diemtigtal.
The chairlift takes you and your bike comfortably up the mountain. Nothing stands in the way of a downhill afternoon with lots of descents. At the end of the trail – directly at the valley station of the Wiriehorn cable car – there are showers, a washing facility for your bike and a barbecue area for cosy hours afterwards. By the way, you can camp in the large car park of the Wiriehorn cable cars (for a fee).
Down at the valley station there are two pump tracks and three easy routes for children and beginners.
At the top station of the Wiriehorn cable car, turn left past the mountain hotel and follow the path across alpine meadows in the direction of Röschtenschwend. Follow the signs «Alptrail» down into the valley.
At the HOT-TRAIL Bike Park Wiriehorn there is a route to suit every level of ability: ride safely and according to your skills. We recommend protective protectors and a helmet.
In the upper part of the alpine trail you will find the beautifully situated Röschtenschwend fireplace. How about a barbecue or at least a picnic break in between?
Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 11 km to the Wiriehorn valley station. The 6-seater chairlift takes you to the top station of the Wiriehorn cableways (note operating times).
There is plenty of paid parking available on site.
By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez–Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the stop «Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn». Take the 6-seater chairlift to the Wiriehorn cable car mountain station (note operating times).
- Path (11%)
- Asphalt Coating (17%)
- Unknown (37%)
- Hiking Trail (35%)
This tour is presented by: Naturpark Diemtigtal, Author: Rahel Mazenauer