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Cycling holidays Mittelland-Route Romanshorn - Lausanne

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 Aarau to Lac Léman. 

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Romanshorn. You will encounter the rolling hills of Oberthurgau with its apples and pears in plenty, and cycle past the picturesque town of Bischofszell into Hinterthurgau, where Münchwilen lies.  

approx. 40 km
415 m
300 m

A useful but unpredictable stream flows from the richly forested Tösstal. You'll find a culturally and industrially confident city in Winterthur, a place without any pretensions. Whether with a gentle murmur or a roar, the rut of the «silver birds» announce the arrival of Zurich. 

approx. 65 km
550 m
630 m

Your journey will lead you through the Furt-valley of the Limmat, the bathing spot Baden, and on to marvel at the Gothic stained glass windows in Königsfelden and yellow irises of the river Aare floodplain, which is followed by a leisurely ride on the Aare dam to Olten. 

approx. 65 km
415 m
450 m

Past the Baroque town Solothurn you ride along the meandering Aare to Dreiseenland (three lakes country). Just 130 years ago, this landscape was redesigned by man: the lake level lowered and marshes drained. Seeland is now the scene of intense vegetable cultivation.

approx. 75 km
405 m
370 m

The ride is pleasant through the three lakes country. The little medieval town of Murten on the south-east bank of the homonymous lake has preserved its original appearance, with the picturesque alleyways of the Old Town and the pleasant shady arcades. (You briefly leave the Mittelland route and travel on regional routes to Murten).

approx. 45 km
210 m
210 m

From medieval Murten you travel on to the small town of Avenches. 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 – 55 km
295 – 320 m
300 – 320 m

Flat and fertile lies the Plaine de l’Orbe, where Roman mosaics and the rolling hills of Vaud frame the region. Behold Mormont, the watershed of the Rhone and Rhine. Then follows the change of scene from the wild waters of the Venoge to the small silver «sea» 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: Romanshorn
  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 Romanshorn - Lausanne, 9 days, CH-OSRRL-09X
Base price
1'365.-
1'399.-
Surcharge Single Room 445.- 445.-

Category: 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
Mittelland-Route Romanshorn - Lausanne, 9 days, CH-OSRRL-09X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'365.-
445.-
1'399.-
445.-

Category: 3* & 4* hotels

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
Romanshorn
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
125.-
175.-
95.-
165.-
125.-
175.-
95.-
165.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Romanshorn
  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
Romanshorn
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 175.- 175.-
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
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Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
299.-
159.-
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Travel documents printed (per room)
included
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 8 overnight 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 Romanshorn. 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. 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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