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!
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.