Curving in wonder through the fairy-tale hilly landscape and entrusting yourself to the symphony of hills and vistas.
Distance 64.9 km
As early as 2003, the Herzroute ventured on this traverse between Willisau in Lucerne and the Emmental. The stage has since acquired cult character and is considered worryingly addictive. It takes the traveler on winding paths through a landscape that is hardly known. From Willisau, you enter the «Oberaargau» via Zell in Lucerne, an atmospheric part of the canton of Berne that increasingly turns into Emmental. The hills become higher, the ridges more impressive, the farmhouses more typically. At Affoltern at the latest, the route builds up to a scenic crescendo that can hardly be topped. Far-reaching views of the Alps and the Jura frame the cascade of hills that spread out before us. Via the Gotthelf village of Lützelflüh, you follow the Emme riverbank path to Burgdorf, whose proud castle towers over the valley and welcomes you.
Around Oschwand. From the Herzroute, follow the signpost to the Amiet-Hesse-Weg and learn stories about the life and work of the artist Cuno Amiet.
The route is signposted in both directions as Route 99 «Herzroute». Have a look at the Herzroute website? herzroute.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.
station de vélos Willisau or Burgdorf (552 m)
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station de vélos Burgdorf or Willisau
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Arrival by train ideal, rental station 50m next to train station.