8 September 2019
Set in an unforgettable landscape of gently undulating hills and typical farmhouses, during the slowUp event the main road will become available to anyone wishing to travel on it using whatever non-motorised form of transport they choose, be it by bike, skates or on foot. The slowUp Emmental-Oberaargau is a day to remember for everyone! It is an event for all ages and interests, for locals and visitors, for the sporty and less sporty, for couples and singletons, for gourmands and culture vultures. Along the route, visitors to the slowUp will find a diverse events programme that encompasses cuisine, well-being, skills tests, play, fun and entertainment.
8 September 2019
Road closure for all motorised vehicles
Everyone can participate free of charge in the slowUp Emmental-Oberaargau.
The normal ticket prices (incl. for bikes) apply when travelling to the event by public transport.
Getting to the slowUp Emmental-Oberaargau
Travelling to Emmental by train is very easy from all directions. The travel time from Bern to Sumiswald is 50 minutes, with direct trains operating hourly. We recommend that you travel by public transport or directly by bicycle. BLS will increase seating capacity.
Because we will only be able to carry a limited number of bicycles on our trains, we recommend that you make use of the Rent a Bike service.
The normal ticket prices apply.
By steam train
Enjoy a leisurely excursion from Sumiswald to Huttwil on the historic steam train of the Emmental Museum Railway. Please note the special timetable.
Tickets can be purchased at Sumiswald-Grünen, Affoltern-Weier, Häusernmoos, Dürrenroth or directly on the train.
Only second-class carriages, no seat reservations, limited seating capacity.
Impact on bus lines
During the slowUp, various roads are closed to motorised vehicles from 09.00 to 18.00 hours. This means that not all buses will be operating according to the normal timetable. There will be alternative routes and disrupted service on the lines 471, 481, 482, 483, 491, 492 and 493. Please also observe the information at your stop.
Line 471 Hasle-Rüegsau – Affoltern-Weier
From 09.00 to 18.00 hours, the buses will not stop at the train station in Affoltern-Weier, but instead at a temporary stop by Restaurant Kreuz. No connections in Affoltern-Weier: the buses of Line 483 (Sumiswald-Grünen – Affoltern-Weier – Huttwil) will be cancelled from 09.00 to 18.00 hours without a replacement service. Diversion via Hasle-Rüegsau – Ramsei.
Line 481 Sumiswald-Grünen – Wasen i.E.
Line 483 Sumiswald-Grünen – Huttwil
No buses of Line 483 will be operating between 09.00 and 18.00 hours. Diversion from Sumiswald-Grünen to Affoltern-Weier via Ramsei – Hasle-Rüegsau. Diversion from Sumiswald-Grünen or Affoltern-Weier to Huttwil via Hasle-Rüegsau – Burgdorf – Langenthal.
Line 491 Huttwil – Eriswil
From 09.00 to 18.00 hours, the buses of Line 491 will be serving a temporary stop by Ribimatte rather than Huttwil Railway Station. Please follow the directions at the train station.
No buses will be stopping at the “Huttwil, Stadt” stop all day. Before 09.00 hours and after 18.00 hours, the temporary replacement stop in Hofmattstrasse by the fire brigade building will be served by buses of Line 491. Please observe the local signposts.
Line 493 Huttwil – Wyssachen
No buses of Line 493 will be operating between 09.00 and 18.00 hours.