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Cycling holidays Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach

Cycling: Aare-Route

Along the largest Swiss River

A classic in the cycling country Switzerland: along the Aare you'll get to know a piece of Switzerland that has preserved the charm of its province, its peasantry and its unspoilt nature right up to the present day: Visit our country and its inhabitants "through the back door" – not through the front entrance with all the tourist stereotypes.

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Itinerary

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.

approx. 35 km
500 m
565 m

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.

approx. 50 km
470 m
580 m

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.

approx. 30 km
90 m
95 m

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.

approx. 60 km
330 m
445 m

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.

approx. 50 km
335 m
375 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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Interlaken
  Season 1
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

every day
Season 2
08.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. A, CH-BDRIZ-07A
Base price
1'085.-
1'115.-
Surcharge Single Room 389.- 389.-
Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. B, CH-BDRIZ-07B
Base price
925.-
959.-
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
every day
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. A, CH-BDRIZ-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Aare-Route Interlaken - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. B, CH-BDRIZ-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'085.-
389.-
925.-
355.-
1'115.-
389.-
959.-
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)
Extra night single room (BB)
Bad Zurzach A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Interlaken B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Bad Zurzach B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
105.-
155.-
129.-
184.-
89.-
159.-
85.-
105.-
105.-
155.-
129.-
184.-
89.-
159.-
85.-
105.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Interlaken
  Season 1
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023

every day
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023

every day
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.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
139.-
265.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 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

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 | 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

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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