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King's route

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502 Gantrisch Biking: King's route
difficult
Distance 30.4 km
4:00 h
923 m
927 m
1,600 m
1,041 m
SwitzerlandMobility Bike Route 502: Gantrisch King's Route. The circular tour takes you from Riffenmatt into the Selital region and then back over the Horbühl Pass. Enjoy the wonderful view over the whole Canton of Bern to the hills of the Jura!
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,600 m
Lowest point
1,041 m

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Start

Riffenmatt (1,080 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'593'497E 1'179'138N
DD
46.763386, 7.353509
DMS
46°45'48.2"N 7°21'12.6"E
UTM
32T 374273 5180186
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Destination

Riffenmatt

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The ride starts in Riffenmatt. After an initial climb, the route takes you past the former mudbaths. You cross the Schwarzwasser in Tröligraben. There's a downhill run to Eywald, which is an alternative starting point for the circular tour. Now the route goes steadily uphill to 1540 m, first on an asphalted mountain road and later, from Schleifgraben, on unsurfaced roads. A forestry track leads into the Selital. After a gentle start, the climb up to the Horbüel Pass becomes really steep. The section on woodland paths and over alpine meadows which follows is varied but challenging and here it becomes quite clear why this is called the "King's Route". From Hällstett, you get wide open views across the whole of Central Switzerland and as far as the Jura. If you don't feel brave enough to ride down the descent that follows, down the old mule track, you can walk it. After that, there's a very long and spectacular ride down rough alpine and forest tracks before you reach a final section of asphalted road that takes you back to Riffenmatt.

 

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'593'497E 1'179'138N
DD
46.763386, 7.353509
DMS
46°45'48.2"N 7°21'12.6"E
UTM
32T 374273 5180186
w3w 
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stefan schlaefli 
August 21, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2021
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Beat Achermann 
May 30, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 28, 2020

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
30.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
923 m
Descent
927 m
Highest point
1,600 m
Lowest point
1,041 m

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