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Cycling: Mittelland-Route

Aare, Three-Lakes-Country & Lake Geneva

The pleasant ride along the varied Mittelland Route is mostly on traffic-free paths, along lakes and rivers, through wide plains and peaceful valleys, towns and villages, industry and agricultural land. Experience a surprising insight into the fascinating everyday life of Switzerland’s Central Plateau or "Mittelland" (middle country) with this exciting, easy ride on a mostly traffic-free route from Olten to Lac Léman. 

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Itinerary

Today the tour leads along the Aare to Solothurn, the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland.

approx. 45 km
330 m
300 m

Continue to Nidau near Biel. Situated at the foot of the Jura Mountains, Biel is also known as the largest bilingual city in Switzerland and the gateway to the Three Lakes Country.

approx. 30 km
240 m
240 m

Continue through the charming Seeland. The small medieval town of Murten on the south-eastern shore of the lake of the same name has preserved its original face with its picturesque old town streets and cosy arcades (it is worth deviating slightly from the Mitteland route on regional routes to Murten, Avenches and Payerne).

From medieval Murten to the small town of Avenches. It lies in the expanse of the Broye plain, on a hill between Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Murten, in the canton of Vaud near the border with Fribourg.

approx. 50 km
525 m
495 m

The small town Avenches lies in the wide Broye Plain between Lake Neuchâtel and Murten in the canton of Vaud near the border to the canton of Fribourg. This former capital of Roman Helvetia has a rich and valuable heritage dating back to Roman times.

Now you'll return to Lake Neuchatel. There you will hear chirping in the reeds and waves lapping at the gentle shore, Jura is shimmering in the distance. Over 100 species of birds breed in the Grande Cariçaie, the 40-km-long marsh and reed belt along the southern shores of the lake.

approx. 45 km
290 m
295 m

Flat and fertile: Plaine de l’Orbe, framed by Roman mosaics and the rolling hills of Vaud. In Mormont, the watershed of the Rhone and Rhine. Change of scene from the wild waters of the Venoge to the small silver «sea» of Lac Léman.

approx. 55 – 65 km
585 – 595 m
590 – 595 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. 

The Mittelland Route on SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Olten
  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 Olten - Lausanne, Hostel-tour, 7 days, CH-OSROL-07X
Base price
709.-
735.-

Category: overnight stay in shared rooms in youth hostels

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 Olten - Lausanne, Hostel-tour, 7 days, CH-OSROL-07X
Base price
709.-
735.-

Category: overnight stay in shared rooms in youth hostels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Olten
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
95.-
130.-
55.-
95.-
130.-
55.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Olten
  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
Olten
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 55.- 55.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
139.-
265.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the program 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 to Olten. 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 Lausanne. Direct departure: Suitcases will 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.