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Lake Thun Loop

· 4 reviews · Mountain Bike · Switzerland · Open
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  • HB Sigriswil
    HB Sigriswil
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A gorgeous panoramic loop with two suspension bridges leads you around Lake Thun.

 

Open
moderate
Distance 54.6 km
4:30 h
1,081 m
1,211 m
980 m
558 m
This bicycle tour along the panoramic circular trail around Lake Thun reveals ever-changing views of the deep blue waters and surrounding mountains. The loop takes you from Sigriswil to Oberhofen and finally via Hünibach to Thun. You will ride through idyllic villages, passing lush green meadows and historical monuments and castles. The friendly town of Thun beckons with a short break to recharge your batteries at one of the riverside restaurants. The tour continues by way of Gwatt and Spiez to Därligen. After Unterseen, a short ascent leads to the St. Beatus Caves, from here to Merligen and back to your starting point in Sigriswil. This route consists mainly of rarely frequented and unsurfaced roads. Beautiful lake and mountain views are guaranteed. Two highlights await when you cross the 340-metre-long and 180-metre-high panoramic suspension bridge at Sigriswil and the 142-meter-long suspension bridge at Leissigen.

Author’s recommendation

Crossing the suspension bridge at Sigriswil costs CHF 8.00 with the PanoramaCard Thunersee (guest card) and with the VCS membership card CHF 4.00. Children up to 16 years are free.

If you choose the alternative route, the following information applies:
Time: 3.5h
fitness level: 4
Adventure value: 4
Technique: 2
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Author
Interlaken Tourismus
Update: May 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
980 m
Lowest point
558 m
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Track types

Asphalt 14.93%Forested/wild trail 19.52%Road 65.53%
Asphalt
8.2 km
Forested/wild trail
10.7 km
Road
35.8 km
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Safety information

Short descent down steps before the suspension bridge at Leissigen

Tips and hints

Information regarding duration, fitness requirements and technique depend on the chosen bike type (i.e. mountain bike, e-bike, touring bike, racing bike). These are approximate guidelines.

 

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
3800 Interlaken
Phone: +41 33 826 53 00
mail@interlakentourism.ch
www.interlaken.ch

Thun-Thunersee Tourismus
Seestrasse 2
3601 Thun
Phone: +41 33 225 90 00
info@thunersee.ch
www.thunersee.ch

Verein Panorama Rundweg Thunersee
Geschäftsstelle
Postfach
CH-3601 Thun
brueckenweg@thunersee.ch
www.brueckenweg.ch

 

Start

Sigriswil (769 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'620'372E 1'174'298N
DD
46.719572, 7.705099
DMS
46°43'10.5"N 7°42'18.4"E
UTM
32T 401040 5174816
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Destination

Sigriswil

Turn-by-turn directions

Sigriswil - Aeschlen - Oberhofen - Hünibach - Thun - Gwatt - Einigen - Spiezmoos - Krattigen - Meielisalp - Därligen - Unterseen - St. Beatus-Höhlen - Merligen - Sigriswil or  the opposite direction.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'620'372E 1'174'298N
DD
46.719572, 7.705099
DMS
46°43'10.5"N 7°42'18.4"E
UTM
32T 401040 5174816
w3w 
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Rating

2.5
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Al Ine
April 19, 2022 · Community
Nice panorama view guaranteed. There are a lot of difficult parts on just hiking trails. Moderate level is the wrong description. The signage is bad. You need navigation and a extra battery because it sucks your telephone and internet. We decided to go back half way (by ferry) from Gunten to Spiez, where we started.
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When did you do this route? April 18, 2022
Malte S
May 14, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 14, 2021
Fabian Bircher
June 02, 2020 · Community
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Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
54.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,081 m
Descent
1,211 m
Highest point
980 m
Lowest point
558 m
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