Riding high – from Brienz to Axalp



28.43 km long
Road Bike
This scenic racing bicycle tour is the perfect excursion for athletes looking to combine a sporting challenge with gorgeous views and indulgence.

This tour starts at Brienz railway station. After leaving the picturesque village of Brienz behind, the approach to the challenging ascent alongside Lake Brienz awaits. This first section is the only flat part of the tour. The subsequent section leads in a constant ascent to Axalp, which lies at 1535 m.a.s.l. The asphalted road winds its way through forested stretches and lush meadows, where traditional alp huts and beautiful chalets adorn the landscape. The sweat, exertion and your heavy legs will fade into the background while you soak up the lovely scenery.  Our tip: extend your ride to the Hilten mountain restaurant (1706 m.a.s.l), which is perched atop a hill above Axalp. Take in the unrivalled views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Brienz. Recharge your batteries with a tasty rösti and a refreshing drink before you embark on the descent back to Brienz along the same route.



This tour is an absolute insider tip – it rarely occurs to cyclists to ride up to Axalp, because the Brünig, Grimsel and Susten Passes and above all the Grosse Scheidegg are close by and far better known. Both the ascent and the natural environment on Axalp are actually more magnificent.

Additional information

Information regarding duration, fitness requirements and technique depend on the chosen bike type (i.e. mountain bike, e-bike, touring bike, racing bike). These are approximate guidelines.  


Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
CH-3800 Interlaken
0041 33 826 53 00

Brienz Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 143
CH-3855 Brienz BE
0041 33 952 80 80


tour facts
start: Brienz, Bahnhof
destination: Brienz, Bahnhof


02:00:00 h

28.43 km

1,155 m

1,155 m

564 m

1,705 m

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