komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

2021 family gravel bikepacking holiday

Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

2021 family gravel bikepacking holiday

Collection by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

6

Tours

31:41 h

116 mi

11,125 ft

Every year my wife Lillie plans a biking vacation with our son Ben. In 2019, they went around Lake Constance. In 2020, they rode along the Aare from Solothurn to Bern. In 2021, I joined them for an ambitious journey: the Swiss Jura in off-road mode.To create our route, we were inspired by the Jura Bike route of SwitzerlandMobility. Friends of ours had done it on gravel bikes a few months before and had assured us that the route presented little or no technical difficulties.After studying the proposed stages, we chose to ride the section between Saint-Ursanne and Fleurier. It has almost no major roads, a must for us because Ben is 6 years old and we want to stay away from traffic with him.For this trip, we alternated between camping and staying in hotels. I rode my Scott Addict Gravel with Apidura bags. Ben had a mountain bike with his own panniers. Lillie rode an e-road bike with 650 wheels and gravel tires. An original set up that allowed her to carry all our camping gear and to pull Ben with a bungee cord when he was tired.Our trip lasted 6 days, with a prologue on the first day to reach our campsite near Saint-Ursanne and then daily stages between 30 and 45 kilometers. A distance perfectly adapted to our rhythm, marked by many stops for ice cream and some rough rides on steep slopes and singletracks.

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Family bikepacking holiday along Swiss MTB route 3 - stage 1

    08:09
    23.2 mi
    2.8 mph
    2,750 ft
    1,050 ft

    Following SuisseMobile MTB route 3. Fantastic for gravel bikepacking except 1km of type 2 fun near the top of the main climb

    by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

    Customize
    View
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

Like this Collection?

Questions and Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    116 mi
  • Duration
    31:41 h
  • Elevation
    11,125 ft

You Might Also Like

Racing in the KAT100 – trail running in the Pillersee Valley

Running Collection by PillerseeTal - Kitzbüheler Alpen

Test Tours @ eBike Festival Tignes & Val D'Isère 29.-31.7.2022

Mountain Biking Collection by Tignes Val d'Isère E-Bike Festival

On foot in the nature park Stromberg-Heuchelberg

Hiking Collection by Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel

Simply legendary! The Nibelungensteig in 7 stages

Hiking Collection by Odenwald