Begin and end of tour: Lenk
Technical requirements: extreme
Physical fitness: extreme
Distance: 58.2 km
Total altitude meters: 1971 m
Biking time: 05:00 - 08:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1087 m
Culmination point: 2080 m
Season: Juni - Oktober
Panorama: Grandiose Ausblicke aufs Simmental und aufs Saanenland
Gastronomy: Lenk, Betelberg, Gstaad, Schönried, Saananmöser, Hornberg
Overnight: Lenk, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser
Access starting point: Züge ab Spiez, Zweisimmen
Access point of arrival: Züge nach Zweisimmen, Spiez
The bike tour from Lenk via the Trüttlsberg Pass is a tough nut to crack. As regards landscape, this tour eclipses all others. But as regards technique and fitness, it is almost of Olympic standard. Some 2,000 meters of difference in altitude want to be conquered and they are sprinkled with technical challenges. The section Betelberg via Stübleni to Trüttlisberg Pass is truly tough. As tempting as the landscape may be, while riding this section of the tour, your focus has of necessity to be only on the trail. Be very careful! The second part of the tour takes you down to Gstaad and back to the Hornberg Mountain, before you return to Lenk.
Lenk - Betelberg - Stübleni - Trüttlisbergpass - Turbach - Gstaad - Schönried - Saanenmöser - Hornberg - Parweng - Rüwlispass - St. Stephan - Lenk
The bike tour starts in Lenk and at first ascends an Alpine path to the Betel Mountain. Here begins the challenging and dangerous single trail up the Stübleni and onward to the Trüttlisberg Pass. On the right hand side a tricky trail takes you through the Turbach Valley to Gstaad. Follow the signposts of national Veloroute No. 9 (Bicycle route No. 9) to Saanenmöser. Here the route deviates to the right and ascends up to Hornberg. A magnificent mountain trail takes you to Parweng. On a single trail you will cycle to Parweng. Here another fine single trail section begins and leads you via the Rüwlis Pass down to the Obersimmen Valley. The bicycle path along the Simme River takes you back to Lenk.
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.