Lake Wohlen Loop Trail

Hiking from Lake Wohlen–Illiswil–Wohlen

Take a day trip to explore the beautiful Frienisberg region. With the peace and quiet of Lake Wohlen and the beauty of the countryside this loop trail is an absolute delight. 

The loop trail begins in Wohlen with a path next to the church leading down to Wohlei Bridge. “Bogen 17 Kiosque” is a cosy pub located under arch no. 17 and in the summer, it is a perfect place for the first refreshment on this hike. The walk leads along Lake Wohlen, mostly on unpaved roads without much traffic. With the peaceful lake on one side and the beautiful countryside on the other this path is an absolute delight. Close to Hofen the old mill comes into view. On “milling days” the mill is open to visitors. At Usserprägel we leave the shores of Lake Wohlen and head for Tuftgraben Bridge, but before we get there, we turn off in the direction of Illiswil. The route leads through Hofen Forest where you might want to stop for a snack at the comfortable Hofenwald cabin. If it happens to rain, the cabin is ideal for protection. The last leg before Illiswil crosses an open field. Take a look at the beautiful farms before you follow the path to Illiswil Forest on the northern edge of the village. Here you turn right and return through the Mülital back to Wohlen. Stop at the outdoor restaurant of Gasthof Kreuz for a delicious dessert to end the beautiful day. 

Travel details

Duration 2 hours 15 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 7.9 Kilometres
Altitude difference 195 Metres
Arrival Take PostBus route 100 or 107 to Wohlen b. Bern, Gemeindehaus
Return travel Take PostBus route 100 or 107 from Wohlen b. Bern, Gemeindehaus

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 30.100 Bern–Wohlen–Detligen–Aarberg
Timetable no. 30.107 Bern–Wohlen–Uettligen–(Kirchlindach)–(Zollikofen)  

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
All services are wheelchair-accessible. For information call 0848 100 222.


Use the well-marked hiking trails to explore the Frienisberg region on foot

Hiking in Switzerland

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne