Leisure activities

slowUp Emmental-Oberaargau

11 September 2022

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.

Opening times

11 September 2022

Road closure for all motorised vehicles
10.00–17.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

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.

Notes

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.

Important

Due to construction work at Menznau station, the S6 will be cancelled on Sunday, 11.09.22 between Wolhusen and Willisau. This route will be served by replacement buses. Bicycle transport is only possible to a limited extent and longer travel times are to be expected. The return journey via Langenthal is possible without restrictions (half-hourly service Langenthal-Willisau).

From Lucerne, you can therefore travel via Olten and Langenthal to Kleindietwil. Please note that reservations for bicycles are compulsory on the IC21 (Lucerne-Olten). On IR26 (Lucerne-Olten) and IR35 (Olten-Langenthal) the number of seats for bicycles is limited.

Alternatively, there is an attractive SwitzerlandMobility cycle route from Sursee to Willisau, which is suitable for getting in the mood for the SlowUp.

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 17.30 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, 483, 491, 492, 493, 494 and 495. Please also observe the information at the 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. Please also observe the information at the stop. Diversion via Hasle-Rüegsau – Ramsei.

Line 481 Sumiswald-Grünen – Wasen i.E.

The stops “Sumiswald, Post” and “Sumiswald, Arch” will be relocated to Lütoldstrasse and Marktgasse respectively the whole day. Please also observe the information at the stop.

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 also observe the information at the stop.

No buses will be stopping at the “Huttwil, Stadt” stop. Please use the stop Cemetery and also observe the information at the stop.

Linie 492 Huttwil – Ufhusen

From 09.00 to 18.00 hours, the buses of Line 492 will be serving a temporary stop by Ribimatte rather than Huttwil Railway Station. Please also observe the information at the stop. No buses will be stopping at the “Huttwil, Stadt” stop.

Course 492 runs on Sundays by reservation only, ½ h before departure on 079 530 10 10.

Line 493 Huttwil – Wyssachen

No buses of Line 493 will be operating between 09.00 and 18.00 hours.

Linie 494 Huttwil – Erswil, Ahorn

From 09.00 to 18.00 hours, the buses of Line 494 will be serving a temporary stop by Ribimatte rather than Huttwil Railway Station. Please also observe the information at the stop. No buses will be stopping at the “Huttwil, Stadt” stop.

Course 494 runs on Sundays by reservation only, order the evening before on 079 530 10 10.

Linie 495 Huttwil – Luthern

From 09.00 to 18.00 hours, the buses of Line 495 will be serving a temporary stop by Ribimatte rather than Huttwil Railway Station. Please also observe the information at the stop. No buses will be stopping at the “Huttwil, Stadt” stop.

Course 495 runs on Sundays by reservation only, order the evening before on 079 530 10 10.

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