Napf Bike Patchwork evergreen forests

This route is perfect for a long weekend away biking in the Swiss hills. The Emmental is a gentle hilly landscape between Bern and Lucerne, a terrain ideal for mountain bike tours. The highlight of the tour is the Napf, whose unique all-round view is an unforgettable experience.

These holidays are designed with the more independent riders in mind. There are hundreds of signed and mapped biking trails around Switzerland and we have put together and chosen a variety tours for you to get the very most out of your trip. It is simple, all the planning and hard work has been done for you, all you need to do it show up and enjoy the riding. Once you reach Switzerland you travel to your starting hotel by with the precision and excellence of the Swiss rail system, here you pick up your route guide and travel documents and the next day start riding the mapped route.

It is super flexible, you just choose the route or sections of route you wish to discover, the level of accommodation you prefer and the rest is sorted for you. Your tour is fully supported therefore all luggage you do not require for the days ride will be collected from the hotel and taken to your next destination, leaving you with more time to enjoy a stress free day of biking. This support team is also to hand for any mishaps, wrong turns or technical problems too.

swiss-napf-biking-map Apline Bike

swiss-napf-biking-elevation-profile-tour Elevation Profile

Bern – Lüderenalp 49km / 1,410m

From Bern the Napf-Bike-Route passes through the view hills of Mänziwilegg and Moosegg with its splendid view across the sedate Emmental Hills and the Bernese Alps. From tranquil Langnau, the heart of the Emmental, the route passes past beautiful Eggen into the heights: One of the most beautiful picnic spots in the Emmental is the Lüderenalp. From the Aussichtsberg, you can enjoy an extraordinarily beautiful panoramic view towards the Bernese Alps and the Jura.

Lüderenalp – Willisau 53km / 1,150m

Cycle along on the Emmental hill ridges with its superb views and through deep pits up to Stächelegg at Napf. The excursion over the steep alpine road right to the top is worthwhile; the overwhelming panorama ranges from the Jura, across the Lucerne Hinterland and up to the majestic Alpine Ridge. Over the northern edge of the Napf, this stage runs downwards into the historic town of Willisau in the Lucerne Hinterland.

Willisau – Lucerne 38km / 900m

In the Willisau region, the hills gradually become smaller, the trenches milder, and the terrain gradually flatter. Past dozens of little farms and hamlets, the stretch passes through the Rottal towards Lucerne, where it finally comes to an impressive end on the banks of Lake Lucerne.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

The tour is a supported, so as soon as you arrive in Bern for the first day, you will not have to worry about moving your luggage to any other resort. Each day, you will leave all luggage with the support crew and they will transport it to the next location.


Our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can provide good value and fully ATOL protected scheduled flights from most major UK airports to Geneva, Sion, Basel and Zurich – there are some great deals to be had!

You are welcome to provide your own flights if you prefer, perhaps using one of the many Low Cost airlines flying to Geneva, Basel or Zurich. We can advise you of the best flights and times.

There are now Low Cost airline flights to Geneva from Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham East Midlands, Robin Hood Doncaster, Stansted and Southampton – so we should be able to find a flight for you!

Self Drive

Self driving is not fully beneficial, as the tour is a point to point ride. Your entire luggage is transported for you to each over night location. However we can include a Train Transfer, to and from, your car at an extra supplement.


Travelling to Bern and Lucerne
Bern Lucerne
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 1hr 20min 1hr 40min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 0hr 30min 1hr 50min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 1hr 55min 3hr 10min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich: 1hr 20min 1hr 10min
Driving Distance from Calais: 535 miles 530 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

OTP Holidays Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, choose the route and length of time you would like your trip to be and then select the level of accommodation you wish to be based in..

Because of the tremendous range of accommodation we offer, we have listed the prices below based on good quality hotels and hostels. These rates are a guide and may fluctuate based on the accommodation actually chosen / available and are based on full occupancy. Please ring or e-mail for available accommodation.

You can specify any additional needs on the Personal Quote Page. We respond personally to each request with availability, description, pictures and exact prices.

Holiday Price incl. Accommodation, all route guides, luggage transport and transfers
Section Start / OVERNIGHT / Finish Day / Nights Accoommodation Price
bern – Lucerne Bern – Lüderenalp – Willisau – Lucerne 3/2 Standard Hotel £350
Bern – Lüderenalp – Napf – Lucerne 3/2 Hostel £282

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Route guide and detailed travel documentation
  • Overnight stay at the desired accommodation categories
  • Breakfast (usually a buffet)
  • Daily luggage transportation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the start and from the finish to airport on Swiss Rail
  • 7-day English speaking Helpline, 8 am to 8 pm
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges
  • Arrangement of Hire Bikes if needed (at extra cost)

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