A famous tour overlooking Emmental to the Napf area and back.
Distance 68.5 km
Highest point937 m
Lowest point531 m
This route offers both cycling and scenic pleasure. On the Herzroute, you glide over the cretaceous layers of the Emmental to finally reach Huttwil and Hüswil in Lucerne. From there, the «Herzschlaufe Napf» leads back to Sumiswald, including some of the most beautiful sections to be found in Veloland Schweiz. A mighty tour with great potential for enjoyment.
Between Wyssachen and Sumiswald the forest tavern «Oberwald» beckons
To rent an e-bike we recommend the bicycle station Burgdorf or Affoltern i.E. (Emmentaler Cheese Dairy). Have a look at the Hügu Himu website? huegu-himu.ch
Note: There may be significant deviations in the indication of the altitude difference between SchweizMobil and Outdooractive. This is based on a differently resolved terrain model, while SchweizMobil is already taking in consideration small differences.
The route begins at Sumiswald-Grünen railway station where we pick up Route No. 94 for 2.4 km to Gammenthal and then take the signposted turn-off to Route No. 99. A short climb (1.5 km) takes us up to a panoramic location from where we follow the «Herzroute» (No. 99) for approx. 35 km to Hüswil in Canton Lucerne. There we find our reference to Route No. 399, which is reached after 1.8 km. This route, known as the «Herzschlaufe Napf», takes us through a wonderful hilly landscape back to Sumiswald.