Along the largest Swiss River

A classic in the bike country Switzerland: While riding along the Aare, get to know a piece of Switzerland, that kept the charm of the province, the peasantry the untainted Nater to this day: Visit our country and its inhabitants "through the back door" so to speak – not through the front door with all the touristy stereotypes.

Itinerary

Visit the old town (UNESCO World heritage) with the bear park and the “Bundeshaus” – the government building of Switzerland. 

Perfect trio at Wohlensee: bird paradise, power station and nuclear reactor. Follow the Aare into Seeland, a giant vegetable garden thanks to the Hagneckkanal.

Behind reeds and woodland, the Bielersee hints at the happy hustle and bustle in bilingual Biel-Bienne. 

approx. 50 km

«Child» of the Jura waters correction: the Nidau-Büren canal and the Häftli loop. The Witi, dry, where hares and storks gather.

Nearby, the sluggish meandering Aare; in the distance, the towers of St. Ursen Cathedral announce the baroque town of Solothurn. 

approx. 30 km

Everything seems to crowd into the long urban ribbon at the foot of the Jura: Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses.

Unspectacular and ordinary - but the rural, unhurried Mittelland is always near and nature not far away. After arrival in Aarau individual departure. 

approx. 55 km

Characteristic

A perfectly signposted, mostly flat cycle route, predominantly on field and forest trails far away from motiorized traffic. Some parts left natural, but most of the tour is done on asphalt roads. 

On the first stage there are some passages where you have to push your bike and there are some steep parts as well.

The Aare Route at SwitzerlandMobility


 

Services & Information

  • 3 overnight stays in the desired accommodation category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline 

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking at the railway station of Bern. CHF 35.- for the first day and CHF 20.- for every consecutive day.
  • Journey back by train to Berne. Duration: 1 hour. Regular connections. 

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