Begin and end of tour: Bus stop Habkern Post
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 40 km
Total altitude meters: 1359 m
Biking time: 03:30 - 05:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1055 m
Season: May - October
Access starting point: By bus from Interlaken West up to Habkern
Access point of arrival: Bus stop Habkern Post
The starting point for this magnificent biking circuit lies in a quiet, pretty valley fairly close to the hustle and bustle of Interlaken. That said, the route from Habkern around the Hohgant is quite challenging. The Grünenberg Pass forms the first obstacle of the day. Aptly named the "Green Mountain Pass", it is packed full of lush meadows and lofty green forests. After pedalling through the idyllic resort of Kemmeriboden-Bad, you can prepare yourself for the final uphill. Once there, high up in the hills, you will be rewarded by views of the superb countryside where the River Emme has its source. The tour ends with a "technical" downhill that takes you back to Habkern.
Habkern - Grünenbergpass - Schangnau - Bumbach - Kemmeriboden-Bad - Nollen - Feldmoos - Schwendi - Habkern
At Habkern follow the hiking trail to the Grünenberg Pass and then continue in the direction of Innereriz downhill to Trüschhübel farm. Turn right at the farm and bike in the direction of Schangnau down to the Emme River. Shortly before you reach the bottom of the valley, follow the hiking trail to Bumbach, across two bridges and past the camping ground. Continue on the road until Kemmeriboden-Bad. From Kemmeriboden-Bad bike up the hiking trail to Nollen. The subsequent downhill to Habkern requires good biking skills.
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.