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Cycling holidays Aare-Route Thun - Bad Zurzach Kat A

Cycling: Aare-Route

Along the largest Swiss River

A classic one in the cycling country Switzerland: along the Aare you can 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): 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
250 m
320 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

A family-friendly and delightful route along the Aare River from Aarau to Koblenz, where Aare and Rhine rivers converge. 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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Thun
  Season 1
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 09.10.2022

every day
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Aare-Route Thun - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. A | TO, CH-BDRTB-07A
Base price
969.-
1'039.-
Surcharge Single Room 349.- 349.-
Aare-Route Thun - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. B | TO, CH-BDRTB-07B
Base price
879.-
929.-
Surcharge Single Room 265.- 265.-

Category A: 4* hotels

Category B: 3* & 4* hotels

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Aare-Route Thun - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. A | TO, CH-BDRTB-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Aare-Route Thun - Bad Zurzach, 7 days, cat. B | TO, CH-BDRTB-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
969.-
349.-
879.-
265.-
1'039.-
349.-
929.-
265.-

Category A: 4* hotels

Category B: 3* & 4* hotels

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Thun 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)
Thun 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)
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
99.-
139.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
99.-
139.-
115.-
165.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Thun
  Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022

every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Thun A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Bad Zurzach A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Thun B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 139.- 139.-
Bad Zurzach B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
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
  • Entry to the thermal baths of Bad Zurzach
  • 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 Thun, Cost: CHF 20.-/day.
  • Journey back by train via Brugg and Olten to Thun. 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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