2022
The Aare Cycle Path

The Aare Cycle Path

From Interlaken to Constance

Interlaken – Bern – Aarau – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • UNESCO world heritage town Bern, Baroque town Solothurn, Rhine Fall Schaffhausen
  • Boat trip on Lake Thun included!
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
10

km / day avg.
50

The Aare cycle path leads you all the way to the river's mouth, where it flows into the Rhine. Once you have left Interlaken’s mountainous backdrop behind you, you cycle onwards to Switzerland’s federal capital Bern and further, via baroque towns and villages to the so-called Wasserschloss (Water Castle). Afterwards, you follow the Rhine upstream until you reach the impressive Rhine Falls which you will be able to get very close to on a boat trip. This tour following Switzerland’s longest river takes you through impressive landscapes while giving you time to get to know the towns along the route and try out all the regional delicacies.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    CH-IK9
  • Start / Destination
    Interlaken / Constance
  • Duration
    10 days, 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 395 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map for the tour along the Aare Cycle Path

Day 1: Individual arrival in Interlaken

In the town situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, an overwhelming mountain panorama is awaiting you. The Bernese Oberland is in perfect sight from Interlaken. Why not enjoy picture-perfect views of Mounts Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger while on the rack railway? The Aare, which will accompany you along vast parts of this trip, flows straight through this town. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready and waiting for you at your hotel.

Day 2: Excursion to the Aare Gorge, approx. 60 km

Right at the beginning of your bike tour along the Aare, take an excursion to the Aare Gorge (entrance not incl.). Along Lake Brienz you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. The 1400 meter long gorge is barely a meter wide at its narrowest point. Thanks to many footbridges and tunnels, the gorge is ideal for a short hike. Return to Interlaken by bike.

Day 3: Interlaken – Bern, approx. 35 km + boat trip

Today’s stage starts with a boat trip over Lake Thun, followed by a leisurely ride towards Bern. This city, which has received UNESCO world heritage site status and was already raved about by the likes of Goethe, has a lot to offer: Why not discover Paul Klee’s work or stroll along the Kramgasse through Bern’s historic centre, or visit the Zytgloggeturm tower, which is known for its astronomical clock and its unique chime.

Day 4: Bern – Biel, approx. 50 km

Cycling along the Aare River and Lake Wohlen you come to the bilingual town of Biel / Bienne. The Swiss watch-making industry made the town famous. In the Omega museum you can learn all about the industry. The many fountains in the old town are also worth a look, the majority of which are fed by the Roman springs. They were once thought to be holy. The lake shore known as the Strandboden is also beautiful.

Day 5: Biel – Solothurn, approx. 35 km

Cycling alongside the river Aare, you quickly reach Solothurn. This canton capital, with great sights such as the Basle Gate, St. Urs’ Cathedral and other splendid monuments, is considered to be Switzerland’s most beautiful baroque town. Solothurn also has a special connection to the number eleven: eleven churches and chapels, eleven fountains, eleven towers and eleven steps are only a few examples. We’re sure that you will discover further connections to Öufi.

Day 6: Solothurn – Aarau, approx. 55 km

Charming villages, lush meadows and an impressive castle lie ahead on your way towards Aarau. This town is shaped by the 16th century and was once the capital of the Helvetic Republic. You will be particularly impressed by the over 70 detailedly painted roof soffits in the town’s historic centre, which is also why Aarau is known as the town of pretty gables. Look upwards!

Day 7: Aarau – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 45 / 50 km

Today you cycle alongside the Aare to the town of Brugg, which is home to Habsburg castle, the home of the eponymous dynasty, which ruled over a medieval global empire. Via the Wasserschloss (Water Castle), through which almost half of Switzerland’s water flows, you reach Koblenz, the place where the Aare flows into the Rhine. Now it’s only a few miles to today’s final destination!

Day 8: Waldshut-Tiengen – Schaffhausen, approx. 60 / 65 km

Upstream along the Rhine you continue your trip, and why not visit Rheinau Monastery, picturesquely situated on a river island, on the way? It was built in the 11th century and developed into the focal point of a small period of regional monastic dominion. The closer you get to the Schaffhausen Rhine falls, the more you will hear the noise of the water crushing down. By boat, you will sail on to the Rhine Fall Rock, which is steadfastly defying the huge masses of water.

Day 9: Schaffhausen – Constance, approx. 55 km

Today, you cycle to Stein am Rhein, where you find several fresco-clad buildings. From here, you ride alongside Lake Constance until you reach the city of Constance, where the Seerhein marks the Rhine’s kilometre zero. The old episcopal city was the scene of a medieval council, and the only papal election north of the Alps. Why not visit the Rosgartenmusuem, where Constance’s history is exhibited within historical walls.

Day 10: Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast, your trip along the Aare cycle path – one of the most popular in Switzerland – concludes. We are more than happy to extend your holiday, both on the Aare cycle path or Lake Constance.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 14.04.2022 to 16.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
24.04. - 29.04.
09.10. - 16.10.
from999 €
Season B
14.04. - 23.04.
30.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from1149 €
Season C
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1249 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from1299 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 9 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Constance, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Interlaken – Thun incl. bike
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • City or visitor´s tax (if payable)
  • Entrance in aare gorge, approx. 10 CHF per person
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Because of the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Konstanz – Interlaken

89 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Konstanz – Interlaken

108 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Interlaken
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

139 €

Konstanz
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Waldshut-Tiengen
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

other places
 DBL

85 €

 SGL

115 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
45 €
Trailer
Trailer
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20 – 26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg-Reisen unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Children's bike
Children's bike
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Weehoo
Recumbent seater Weehoo trailer
Child trailer
Child trailer with seating for two children
Child seat
Child seat
Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer, Weehoo trailer

45 €

Baby bike seat

free

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    CH-IK9
  • Start / Destination
    Interlaken / Constance
  • Duration
    10 days, 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 395 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking deck Zentrum Interlaken (115 parking spaces), Opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: approx. 20 - 30 CHF / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
    Alternative: Fenced parking at our office in Constance, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
  • Returning to Interlaken
    Optional: travel by chartered minibus (only on Fridays), duration approx. 2.5 hours, departure between 9 am and 11 am. Please include this option in your original booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Interlaken.
    You can also book the transfer from Constance to Interlaken before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Constance right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternative: travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every half hour, duration approx. 3.5 – 4 hours. Includes 1 – 4 x changes of train, bikes need separate reservations to be taken along.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

days
10

km / day avg.
50