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Hearty electric bike tours starting in Willisau

Four day trips to choose from

Willisau is located in the heart of the Napfbergland and is the ideal starting point for your electric bike excursion.

You can either ride one of the new stages of the Napf Heart Loop from Willisau to Langnau or Entlebuch, or you can choose the classic ride and follow the Heart Route from Willisau to Zug or Burgdorf. The Heart Loop stage from Willisau to Langnau takes you through a breath-taking pre-Alpine landscape.

If you do not own an e-bike or if you want to save yourself the bike transport, you have the possibility to rent one. By purchasing the round trip and bike rental at the same time, you can even get a 20% discount on the rental.

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    Herzroute Stage: 6: Willisau–Burgdorf

    The 63-kilometer route is a classic and is considered to be Switzerland’s most popular E-Bike tour. During the tour one enjoys the views from the fascinating Emmental highlands up to the Jura and as far as the Alps. The bicycle garden in the Bären Inn (Gasthof Bären) in Madiswil is legendary. It is the ideal stop for a short repast. The ride continues via Zeil and ends in Willisau.

    Key figures

     Route: Willisau–Zell–Madiswil–Affoltern–Lützelflüh–Burgdorf
     Distance: 63 km, of which 10.5 on natural paths
     Elevation difference: 800m, regular ascents and descents
     Ride time: max. 4 hours
     Signposting: regional signposting, Herzroute (No. 99)
     Intensity: medium (electric bike)
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      Herzroute Stage: 7: Willisau–Hünenberg (Zug)

      The 70-kilometer tour leads past Lake Sempach up to Lake Zug. It takes you through the three historic towns of Willisau, Sempach and Zug. The gently rolling hills are ideal for a relaxed E-bike tour: Special highlights are the chapels along the way, and the ride over the Ruswil Mountain, which offers a magnificent view of the Alps and the lakes.

      Key figures

       Route: Willisau–Neuenkirch–Sempach–Eschenbach–Cham–Hünenberg
       Distance: 69 km
       Elevation difference: 660m
       Ride time: 5 hours
       Signposting: regional signposting, Herzroute (No. 99)
       Intensity: medium (electric bike)
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        Napf Heart Loop: Willisau–Langnau i. E.

        The journey Willisau–Langnau is a stunning ride at the Alpine foothills. Alternating between the sombre fissures of the Napf and the lovely pastures of Emmental and Oberaargau.

        Key figures

         Route: Willisau–Eriswil–Wyssachen–Sumiswald–Lüderenalp–Langnau i. E.
         Distance: 57 km
         Elevation difference: 1,500m
         Ride time: 5 hours
         Signposting: regional signposting, Herzschlaufe (No. 399)
         Intensity: medium (electric bike)
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          Napf Heart Loop: Willisau–Entlebuch

          The journey Entlebuch–Willisau is a wonderfully wild rodeo tour through the untamed hills and the craggy ditches of the Napf area.

          Key figures

           Route: Willisau–Hergiswil–Luthertal–Menzberg–Doppleschwand–Entlebuch
           Distance: 54 km
           Elevation difference: 1,600m
           Ride time: 6 hours
           Signposting: regional signposting, Herzschlaufe (No. 399)
           Intensity: medium (electric bike)
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            Buy a return journey by public transport and benefit from 20% reduction on the e-bike rental.

            Included in the offer Price:

            • One-day e-bike rental

            Reduced-price offer can be purchased either online or from the departure station.

            Price example e-bike rental 1 day

            • CHF 60.40 Adults Instead of CHF 68.00
            • CHF 56.40 GA / Half-fare / STS Instead of CHF 63.00
            • CHF 56.40 Children up to 15.99 years Instead of CHF 63.00

            Can I also buy the special offer offline?

            Yes, you can buy the special offer as a "RailAway-Kombi" in the BLS Travel Centers and at the ticket counters in the Swiss train stations 

            E-Bike Rental

            Travel conveniently by train to your excursion destination, collect your bike directly from the station and set off on your cycle tour.

            • Book your rental bike online or by calling the relevant bike rental location.
            • Payments are made directly to the bike rental location on the day of hire.

            Price example e-bike rental 1 day

            • CHF 58.00 Adults
            • CHF 53.00 GA / Half-fare / STS
            • CHF 53.00 Children up to 15.99 years

            Return to a different station

            Bikes and E-bikes can be returned to a different station. In this case a repatriation fee of CHF 10.00 per bike will be charged.

            Rental stations

            Opening times, bike station (electric bike collection)

            Willisau Mon–Sun  09.00–12.00 Uhr / 13.30–18.00 Uhr 

            Opening times, bike stations (electric bike return)

            Burgdorf Mon–Sun 09.00–18.00 hours 
            Zug / Hünenberg Mon–Sun 09.00–11.00 hours / 16.00–18.00 hours
            Langnau Mon–Fri 09.00–18.00 hours

            Sat–Sun  09.00–12.00 hours / 13.00–18.00 hours
            Entlebuch Mon/Tue/Thu–Sun  08.00–11.00 hours / 16.30–18.00 hours
              Wed  Appointment by phone: 041 480 12 27


            Subject to change without prior notice


            You must reserve your electric bikes before purchasing the offer

            People aged 16 and above are allowed to ride electric bikes (or people aged 14 and above with a moped licence)

            Heart Route for groups

            The stages of the Heart Route are also available for groups. Find out about the various offers online and reserve your e-bikes or bicycles in good time.


            • Emmental Show Dairy
            • The Town of Willisau
            • Willisau Ringli Biscuit Store
            • Willisau Distillery

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