Votec

Velocity

Berner Oberland

Route description
Votec Velocity

The start point is in front of the federal building in the city of Bern, capital of Switzerland. the first few kilometers are through the old town of Bern with its fountains and sandstone houses. Through the „Matte Quartier“ you leave the city center along the river „Aare“ and climb up to the public Zoo „Dälhölzli“ where you already enter a forest and the tarmac turns into gravel. Crossing the Aare for the second time you will start gaining some altitude up to the „Hausberg Gurten“ with a super view over the whole city. Enjoy the gravel descent into the Gurten valley and again up to the second guardian the Ulmizberg or „Ulmizer“. Up and along the „Lengenberg chain“ you will reach Riggisberg. Soon you enter the bike-path to Schwarzenburg. The next eye-catcher is the Guggershörnli before we start the biggest climb to the Voralpenpass Gurnigel (1608m). You will be rewarded with a long gravel descent to the city of Thun, where you will find many options to re-supply. You’ll climb up to the point where the INFERNO TRIATHLON road track joins you towards Beatenberg (Schlucht) down and along the bay of lake Thun back to Thun. Forests and farm fields will guide your way up and down touching the area of Emmental (famous cheese) back to Bern again. Before finishing at Bundesplatz, have a coffee stop at tac tac cycling. (Turn right to Gotthelfstraße when you are on the Viktoriastraße in Bern.)

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Elevation Gain
0 m
Höhenmeter

Highlight

Guggershörnli, View over Thunersee, Panoramic view to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

Gravel
15%
Asphalt
84%
Singletrack
1%
Rideable Time
99%
Hike a Bike
1%
0 von 10
Difficulty

Good to know

two steep climbs at km 85 und km 112

Re-supply

Coop in Riggisberg

Thun

Schwarzenburg

Risk Assessment

Ulmizer decent is steep and has dangerous curves

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Fabian Burri

Bikes | Canondale Topstone

Tour & Race Experience | Slovakia 2020

About |

As far as I remember I was riding bikes since my very first years. Through the years I discovered many beautiful places around the world mostly bike involved. Competitive cycling goes back to when I was 14yo when I fell in love with BMXing not the tricks but more the racing was the thing I was into and I started racing 4x (fourcorss) in a local team.

The competitors were already strong and fast a bit too fast for me =) after a few years I discovered track bikes and all what comes with parallel came road cycling. Leaving my teenage years with triathlon (sprint, Olympic and IM 70.3) I travelled from now on only for competition. Because of time, decreasing interest I wanted to travel (fast/slow) by bike and found my gipsy spirit. Since 2018 taking part in Ultras all over the world. Reason (enrichment not with money but with discovering new places, culture and making friends for a lifetime.

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