Over a distance of around 18 kilometres and more than 650 metres in altitude, the Bernese Oberland mountain valley with its extensive cultural landscape is a recommendation for active holidays. The varied mountain bike route leads through Switzerland's most important alpine farming community.
The tour starts in Tiermatti, Schwenden. At the beginning, the trail leads out of the valley into the Höllersberg forest and on the gravel path through the Balmi forest up to the lower Gurbs. The challenging descent into the valley takes place shortly before the alpine hut to the right pretty much straight down on the old Gurbs path to Schlatti. We advise less experienced riders to exercise caution and to push the bike in some places. The rather leisurely ride along the Schattsite into Grunholz to Egg once again shows the extensive cultivated landscape. Once you're properly warmed up, you tackle the most challenging section up to Hintere Nydegg. From there you head out of the valley on beautiful forest roads to Tiermatti.
Follow the red signposts with route field no. 916 - they show you the way.
The route is only signalled in one direction because of the steep descent.
Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 16 km in the direction of Schwenden until you reach the former Tiermatti inn.
A limited number of paid parking spaces are located opposite the former Tiermatti inn.
By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then by post bus to the "Schwenden, Tiermatten Wirtschaft" stop or direct journey by mountain bike.
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