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Mittelland-Route for families

Cycling: Mittelland-Route for families

Aare & Three-Lakes-Country

The Mittelland Route is perfect for families. Almost car free bike paths lead along the Aare to the famous waters of the Three-Lakes-Country. On your way you will visit neat old towns, discover a stork village and jump into the clear waters of Lake Biel and Lake Murten! Experience a varied and multifaceted week for active families.

Itinerary

One of the most beautiful medieval city centres awaits you in the small town at the foot of the Weissenstein. If you want, you can visit the Verena Gorge, where a hermit leads a secluded life. 

The tour takes you along the river past the stork settlement in Altreu. Today's destination is the charming farm of the Käser family, where you will stay overnight in a straw bed. Nearby is a branch of the old Aare with an observation tower for bird lovers. 

approx. 25 km
65 m
60 m

The Aare was tamed in this section with the Nidau-Buren Canal. In the water you can find some power stations and weirs today. You follow the smooth course of the river and reach Lake Biel. There you will set up camp for the night at Nidau harbour and in the evening you can walk to the centre of Biel/Bienne. 

approx. 10 km
45 m
45 m

Fields of vegetables dominate the picture in Seeland. Since the correction of the course of the Aare, this area is known as the granary of the country. You follow the Mittelland route, which takes you along the shores of Lake Biel. Small villages with restaurants and lidos are situated along the way and offer you opportunities for short stops. 

approx. 35 km
190 m
185 m

It's up to you whether you take the direct route or the scenic route over Mont Vully. Today's destination is the small town of Murten. It still has a well-preserved town wall on which you can walk around the village. 

approx. 12 – 27 km
45 – 380 m
45 – 380 m

The next stage of your tour takes you to the shores of Lake Neuchâtel. Wide belts of reeds spread out before you in this area. From time to time you will pass small fishermen's villages like Chevroux or Portalban. A highlight is the pile dwelling in Gletterens, where huts from the Stone Age have been reconstructed. The medieval town of Estavayer-le-Lac marks the end of your journey. 

approx. 30 km
350 m
335 m

The red rooftops of Estavayer will soon disappear once you take course towards the long, sandy beach of Yvonand. The Pro Natura Centre of Champ-Pittet offers background information about the birdlife in this region. The last leg ends at the thermal baths of Yverdon-les-Bains.

approx. 20 km
70 m
90 m

Tour character

The route is mostly flat and leads through the Swiss Central Plateau. It is perfect for family bike tours with children. Mostly car-free and on natural field and forest paths. 

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Solothurn
  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
Mittelland-Route for families, 8 days cat. A, CH-JUFSY-08A
Base price
1'029.-
645.-
0.-
1'045.-
665.-
0.-
Mittelland-Route for families, 8 days cat. B, CH-JUFSY-08B
Base price
855.-
599.-
0.-
869.-
619.-
0.-

Category: 3 x 3* hotel or inn, 2 x multi bed room in the hostel, 1 x sleeping in the hay

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
Mittelland-Route for families, 8 days cat. A, CH-JUFSY-08A
Base price
Base price 2 - 15 Years
Base price 0 - 1 Years
Mittelland-Route for families, 8 days cat. B, CH-JUFSY-08B
Base price
Base price 2 - 15 Years
Base price 0 - 1 Years
1'029.-
645.-
0.-
855.-
599.-
0.-
1'045.-
665.-
0.-
869.-
619.-
0.-

Category: 3 x 3* hotel or inn, 2 x multi bed room in the hostel, 1 x sleeping in the hay

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Electric bike
Children's bicycle
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
285.-
89.-
149.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnights stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival or departure)
  • 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 Solothurn. In case of direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Yverdon-les-Bains. In case of 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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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.