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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. You visit the cities Berne, Biel, Solothurn and Aarau along the Aare river.

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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.

The Aare Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Berne
  Season 1
18.03.2023 - 31.03.2023
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

every day
Season 2
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Aare Route Berne - Aarau, 5 days, cat. A, CH-BDRBA-05A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room 265.- 265.-
Aare Route Berne - Aarau, 5 days, cat. B, CH-BDRBA-05B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room 185.- 185.-

Category A: 4* hotels

Category B: 3* & 4* hotels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Aare Route Berne - Aarau, 5 days, cat. A, CH-BDRBA-05A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Aare Route Berne - Aarau, 5 days, cat. B, CH-BDRBA-05B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category A: 4* hotels

Category B: 3* & 4* hotels

Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information



  • Overnight stays in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • 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)


  • Arrival by public transport to Bern. For direct arrival: Drop off your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Aarau. For direct departure: Suitcases must be returned to the partner hotel by 17:00 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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