Ligerz, Lac de Bienne

Ligerz, Lac de Bienne

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Multi-faceted mountain bike tour from Biel to the Twannberg mountain. Return to Biel on challenging trails

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Bahnhof Biel
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 28.5 km
Total altitude meters: 600 m
Biking time: 2:30 - 4:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 435 m
Culmination point: 995 m
Season: April - November
Gastronomy: Biel, Gaicht, Twannberg, Magglingen
Overnight: Biel, Twannberg, Magglingen
Various: Altstadt von Biel
Access starting point: Züge ab Bern, Zürich, Basel, Lausanne und Genf
Access point of arrival: Züge nach Bern, Zürich, Basel, Lausanne und Genf


The mountain bike tour from Biel via the Twann Mountain to Magglingen and back to Biel is kaleidoscopic and presents myriad scenic highlights. The ascent to the 870-meter Twann Mountain follows trails requiring several different levels of skills. Wide forest trails offering superb views of Lake Biel and the Alpine chain present an almost effortless ascent. On trails that are bumpy with roots you will pass the vacation village of Twannberg and then reach the starting point of the legendary old spa trail. The thrill of schussing down this single trail is one of the tour's high points. And as a special treat, so to speak for -dessert-, the tour program presents the biker with the ultra technical downhill from Magglingen to Biel.

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.


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