The Schallenberg is situated in Bern. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Oberei,
the Schallenberg ascent is 4.53 km long. Over this distance, you climb 260 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.7 %.
The maximum slope is 12 %.
Stories, information and comments from Schallenberg climbers
Story by Peter Horvath from Thun, Switzerland, submitted on 04/10/2009
The Schallenberg pass is located in Bern canton, not in Ticino. There are steep sections, but the whole climb is short, so it is a good climb for beginners. There is a restaurant on the top with reasonable prices. Make sure to have a view of the upper Emme valley from the restaurant parking lot. The descend towards Siehen/Eggiwill is fairly straight and fast. Unfortunatelly, the pass is also very popular among motorists and bikers.
The pass can be included in the Thun-Steffisburg-Unterlagenegg-Schwarzenegg-Oberlangenegg-Oberei-Schallenberg-Siehen-Eggiwil-Aeschau-Schüpbach-Signau route. (40 km, 600 m elevation gain) Both ends of this route are accessible by train.