Arrival to Solothurn
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 is leading a secluded life.
Solothurn – Meienried
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.
The Aare was tamed in this section with the Nidau-Buren Canal. In the water you can see 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.
Nidau near Biel – Ins
Fields of vegetables dominate the picture in Seeland. Since the correction of the course of the river 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.
Ins – Murten
It's up to you whether you take the direct route, or take 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.
The last 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.
Departure or extension
| Season 1 |
19.03.2022 - 08.04.2022
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022
| Season 2 |
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022
|Mittelland-Route for families, 6 days TO, CH-JUFSE-07X|
|Base price|| |
Category: 3 x 3* hotel or inn, 2 x multi bed room in the hostel, 1 x sleeping in the hay
- 6 overnights stays incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Car park in Solothurn. Approx. CHF 10.- per day.
- Journey back by train via Yverdon-les-Bains to Solothurn. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.
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
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.