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First bike educational trail at the Wiriehorn area: Alptrail

Short facts

  • start: Wiriehorn mountain station (Nüegg), Zwischenflüh
  • destination: Wiriehorn valley station (Riedli), Zwischenflüh
  • easy
  • 4,20 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 1415 m
  • 995 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The Alptrail bike educational trail is the first of its kind in Switzerland and is the easiest route in the HOT-TRAIL Bikepark Wiriehorn. Here you learn to ride an easy off-road route with your bike.

New: 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 and the villages of Zwischenflüh and Entschwil.

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.

General information

Directions

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. 

Safety Guidelines

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. 

Equipment

The HOT-TRAIL Bike Shop at the valley station rents out the right equipment (or you can bring it yourself). We recommend a > reservation in advance.

Tip

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?

Getting there

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 Riedli valley station. The 6-seater chairlift takes you to the top station of the Wiriehorn cableways (note operating times).

Parking

There is plenty of paid parking available on site.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez–Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the stop «Zwischenflüh, Riedli Talstation». Take the 6-seater chairlift to the Wiriehorn cable car mountain station (note operating times).

Additional Information

Information on operating times and prices can be obtained directly from the Wiriehorn lifts.

Wiriehornbahnen AG
3756 Zwischenflüh
Phone +41 33 684 12 33
[email protected]
www.wiriehorn.ch

Pavings

  • Path (11%)
  • Asphalt Coating (17%)
  • Unknown (37%)
  • Hiking Trail (35%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Interlaken Tourismus, Author: Rahel Mazenauer

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