Single trail paradise: Bürenfluh and Schartenfluh


Interesting bike tour from Liestal via the Bürenfluh up to the Schartenfluh and back down to Liestal

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Liestal station
End of tour: Liestal station
Access starting point: Trains from Basle, Zurich, Lucerne, Berne
Access point of arrival: Trains to Basle, Zurich, Lucerne, Berne
Technical requirements: Medium difficulty
Physical fitness: Medium difficulty
Distance: 31.5 km
Total altitude meters: 742 m
Biking time: Approx. 3 to 4.5 hrs.
Season: March to November
Gastronomy: Liestal, Lupsingen, Büren, Gempen, Schartenfluh
Overnight: Liestal
Various: Old Town of Liestal, viewing tower on the Schartenfluh


From the point of view of bikers, the Bürenfluh is one of the most popular places in the Basle region. The attraction for them is a single trail nearly 3 km long. Difficult at the bottom, but never dangerous, the trail winds through the wood. The nearby Schartenfluh with its numerous trails and viewing tower make this a perfect area for biking. The Bürenfluh loop begins gently on the stretch from Liestal to Lupsingen. The first mountain you come to is the Chleckenberg. The route goes down to Büren and then back up to the Bürenfluh. The crowning glory of the tour is the first-rate downhill section from the Schartenfluh into the Röserental, and then back to Liestal.

Tour Overview

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Liestal - Lupsingen - Chleckenberg - Büren - Bürenfluh - Gempen - Schartenfluh - Stollen - Röserental - Liestal

From Liestal station the route follows the Jura Mountain Trail through Oristal up to Lupsingen and on to the Chleckenberg. From here, it takes you on wide paths down to Büren in Solothurn. First following the footpath towards Hochwald and on a wide forest track after the hunting lodge, you come to the start of the Bürenfluh trail. This takes you southwards to a woodland village belonging to the district of Hochwald. Still following the Jura Mountain Trail, you come to Gempen and then the Schartenfluh. The downhill stretch to Liestal leads you first down to Stollen, then to Gmeinacher and finally through the Röserental valley back to where the tour started.


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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