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Cycling holidays Aare-Route Grimselpass - Aarau Kat A

Cycling: Aare-Route

From the spring to the estuary

The Grimsel Pass – an imposing dam surrounded by a mountain world of rock and ice. This is the source of the Aare, Switzerland's longest river, which stretches from the Alps past the hills of Jura to the Rhine.

You follow the course of river Aare, visit the deep green Lake Brienz, cross the lively Interlaken and the relaxed capital Bern until you reach the Drei-Seen-Land. The river Aare leads you past the pretty old town of Solothurn until your journey ends in Switzerlands former capital Aarau.

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Itinerary

An imposant alpine landscape with diversity: Reservoirs and power plants surrounded by icy green-gray granite mountains – a balance act for your eyes. Steep descent to the Aare valley and onwards to Meiringen and the Sherlock Holmes museum. Take a short breather, then at the shore of the Lake of Brienz there is another hill to cross before reaching your stage goal of Iseltwald. 

approx. 50 km
405 m
1'975 m

The deep Lake of Brienz, clear, quiet and sombre. The Lake of Thun, shallower, open and lively. In the middle, Interlaken, a trendy tourist and adventure centre, dominated by those icy icons, the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau.

Continue with the ship to Thun, the gateway to the Bernese Oberland and from there to the wide Aaretal (Aare Valley): large villages, industry, open fields and a powerful river in lush water meadows. Then follows the entrance to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

approx. 45 km
620 m
690 m

Idyllic trio at Lake Wohlensee: bird paradise, hydroelectric power station and nuclear pile. The Aare leads into the Seeland, a huge vegetable garden thanks to the canal Hagneck. Behind reeds and woodland you can sense the Lake Biel, cheerful hustle and bustle in bilingual Biel-Bienne.

approx. 50 km
470 m
580 m

"Children" of the Jura water correction: the Nidau-Büren canal and the old water loop in the Häftli. Witi-Altreu, the world of the stork and hare chamber. Continue along the banks of the Aare river until you spot the St. Ursen Tower which marks the baroque town of Solothurn.

approx. 30 km
90 m
95 m

The so-called "Ambassadorial City" of Solothurn is considered the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland, where Italian grandeur is combined with French charm and German-Swiss down-to-earthness. From here always the Aare "naa" (to) – Aarau, capital of the canton of Aargau in the Swiss Midlands (Schweizer Mittelland), lies on the river Aare, to which the city and canton owe their names.

approx. 60 km
330 m
445 m

Tour character

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

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Grimselpass
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
18.06.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Aare-Route Grimselpass - Aarau, 7 days, cat. A | TO, CH-BDRGA-07A
Base price
969.-
1'029.-
Surcharge Single Room 349.- 349.-
Aare-Route Grimselpass - Aarau, 7 days, cat. B | TO, CH-BDRGA-07B
Base price
879.-
939.-
Surcharge Single Room 269.- 269.-

Catergory A: 3* & 4* hotels
Catergory B: 3* hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Aare-Route Grimselpass - Aarau, 7 days, cat. A | TO, CH-BDRGA-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Aare-Route Grimselpass - Aarau, 7 days, cat. B | TO, CH-BDRGA-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
969.-
349.-
879.-
269.-
1'029.-
349.-
939.-
269.-

Catergory A: 3* & 4* hotels
Catergory B: 3* hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Grimselpass A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Aarau A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Grimselpass B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Aarau B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
125.-
175.-
115.-
175.-
125.-
175.-
85.-
110.-
125.-
175.-
115.-
175.-
125.-
175.-
85.-
110.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Grimselpass
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Grimselpass A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 175.- 175.-
Aarau A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 175.- 175.-
Grimselpass B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 175.- 175.-
Aarau B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 110.- 110.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
125.-
249.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Boat ride Interlaken – Thun
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking spaces in Meiringen at the Valley station of the cable car Meiringen/Hasliberg, costs CHF 5.- per day resp. 20.- per week, parking cards available in the tourism office or at the train station Meiringen, no reservation possible, payable on location.
  • Journey back by train from Aarau via Berne and Interlaken to Meiringen. Duration: approx. 2.5 hours.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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