SwitzerlandMobility: Cycling

Aare Route (Route no. 8)

"Your muscles will barely have warmed up on the way from Berne when you come across the signs pointing the way to Schopfbeizli. Hunger and thirst have certainly not made themselves felt yet but, intrigued by the idea of this pair of peasants-turned-innkeepers, you cannot resist taking a look. With only a few tables and benches, the Schopfbeizli is nothing special to look at, but there are some real delights to welcome the hungry visitor Home-made plates of farmhouse cheese and a tasty prune cake. The Aare flows through a rustic region made up of small villages and huge forests. After Aarberg, the landscape suddenly takes on a new appearance. The valley opens up and the Aare enters the vast plain of the Great Marsh before flowing into Lake Biel."


The full route comprises 7 stages between Oberwald (Gletsch) and Koblenz.

Section 4: Berne - Biel/Bienne (Nidau)
Distance: 44 km (27.5 miles) (9 km/6 miles of which unsurfaced)
Gradient: 320 m

Section 5: Biel/Bienne (Nidau) - Solothurn
Distance: 31 km (19 miles) (14 km/9 miles of which unsurfaced)
Gradient: 30 m

Technically easy
Physically easy

Good to know

  • The route devoted to the Three-Lakes Region is made up of two stages. Both stages are suitable for day trips.
  • Uphill journey: approx. 100 m to the Wohlensee lake (wooden footbridge over the Tuffgraben, near Steinisweg, sloping).
  • Hire a bicycle at Rent a Bike


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Aare Route (Route no. 8)

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