SwitzerlandMobility: Cycling

Mittelland Route (Route no. 5)

"Between Ins and Yverdon-les-Bains, you will only pass countryside and still find a few farmers, continuing through pretty villages before arriving in the charming town of Estavayer-le-Lac with its narrow alleyways, numerous fountains and surrounding ramparts. The beaches of Yvonand and Estavayer-le-Lac will delight those who enjoy bathing. Just short of Yverdon-les-Bains, set off to discover the menhirs of Clendy, which is a respectable 5,000 years old. At the end of this varied day you will arrive in Yverdon-les-Bains, a town that is always much appreciated by tourists."


The full route comprises 7 stages between Romanshorn and Lausanne.

Section 4: Aarau - Solothurn
Distance: 56 km
Gradient: 220 m

Section 5: Solothurn - Ins
Distance: 62 km (39 miles) (22 km (14 miles) of which unsurfaced)
Gradient: 100 m

Section 6: Ins - Yverdon-les-Bains
Distance: 51 km (32 miles) (6 km (4 miles) of which unsurfaced)
Gradient: 180 m

Technically easy
Physically easy

Good to know

  •  The route devoted to the Three-Lakes Region is made up of two stages, which are also suitable for day trips.
  • Bicycle hire at Rent a Bike.


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Mittelland Route (Route no. 5)

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