Arrival in Interlaken
You start your trip with a ride through the wide Aaretal (Aare Valley), a place that harbours large villages, industries, open fields and a powerful river in lush water meadows. Then enter Bern, which is both the capital city of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bern – Biel
An Idyllic trio awaits at Lake Wohlensee: a birdlife paradise, a hydropower plant and a nuclear power plant. The Aare leads into Seeland, a huge vegetable garden thanks to the canal Hagneck. Behind reeds and woodland you can sense the Lake Biel, you'll find cheerful hustle and bustle in the bilingual Biel/Bienne.
Biel – Solothurn
Encounter two offspring of Jura's water correction: the Nidau-Büren canal and the oxbow lake in Häftli. Follow up with a visit Witi-Altreu, which has become a haven for storks and hares. Continue along the banks of the Aare until you spot the St. Ursen Tower, which marks the Baroque town of Solothurn.
Solothurn – Aarau
The so-called "ambassadorial town" Solothurn is considered one of the most beautiful Baroque towns in Switzerland. Here Italian grandeur meets French charm and Swiss German sensibility. From here always "dr Aare naa" (follow the Aare) – Aarau, capital of the canton Aargau in the Swiss Central Plateau (Schweizer Mittelland), lies on the banks of the city and canton's eponymous river Aare.
Aarau – Bad Zurzach
Encounter a family-friendly and delightful route along the Aare River from Aarau to Koblenz, where Aare and Rhine rivers converge. You will find a scenic ride past gabled houses, a few cement factories, wetlands, beavers, birds – and lots of water. From Koblenz you cycle on to Bad Zurzach and enjoy the thermal baths.
Departure or extension
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
| Season 1 |
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 15.10.2023
| Season 2 |
08.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023
|Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. A, CH-BDRIZ-07A|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||389.-||389.-|
|Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. B, CH-BDRIZ-07B|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||355.-||355.-|
Category A: 4* hotels
Category B: 3* & 4* hotels
| Season 1 |
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
| Season 2 |
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
|Interlaken A Komfort|
|Extra night double room (BB)||105.-||105.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||155.-||155.-|
|Bad Zurzach A Komfort|
|Extra night double room (BB)||129.-||129.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||184.-||184.-|
|Interlaken B Standard|
|Extra night double room (BB)||89.-||89.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||159.-||159.-|
|Bad Zurzach B Standard|
|Extra night double room (BB)||85.-||85.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||105.-||105.-|
- 6 overnight stays in the selected category incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
- Subsidy for arrival by train
- Boat ride Interlaken – Thun
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Arrival | Departure:
- Arrival by public transport in Meiringen. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
- Departure by public transport from Bad Zurzach. For direct departure: Suitcases must be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.
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
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.