2020
Bike Tour along the Aare

Bike Tour along the Aare

Short tour from Bern to Zurich

 Bern – Biel – Solothurn – Zürich

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • UNESCO world heritage town Bern, baroque town Solothurn, Omega museum
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
6

km / day avg.
50

Bern and Zurich are the glamorous highlights of this bike tour, complemented by the Baroque town Solothurn, which is definitely worth seeing. Follow the course of the river Aare along the Jura Mountains on good cycle paths and experience a part of genuine Switzerland.

Aare cycle tour
  • Booking code
    CH-BZ5
  • Start / Destination
    Bern / Zurich
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Bern

Bern was founded is 1191 and has a rich history as influential city state. It was elected to be federal city in 1848 and since has taken the role of capital city of the confederation. Enjoy the unique flair of the historical city centre, which is a UNSECO world heritage site on a stroll through the arcades, which are several kilometres long and visit the Paul Klee Centre. Booked rental bikes will be available at the hotel.

Day 2: Bern – Biel, approx. 50 km

Cycling along the Aar River and Lake Wohlen you will 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 3: Biel – Solothurn, approx. 30 km

Cycling alongside the river Aare, you will 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 4: Solothurn – Aarau, approx. 60 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 5: Aarau – Zurich approx. 60 km

Following the Aar you will reach Switzerland´s water castle, not a building, but a protected pasture landscape, located at the confluence of the rivers Aar, Reuss and Limmat. Cycling via the spa town Baden you reach Zurich. You can look forward to a historical city centre worth seeing, which is located around the Groß- and Fraumünster Churches and the exciting nightlife of Switzerland´s most important city.

Day 6: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your bike tour along the Aare from Bern to Zurich comes to a close and you begin your homeward journey. We would however, be more than happy to extend your holiday in Switzerland.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 30.04.2020 to 23.09.2020

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

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Basic Price

Season A

30.04. - 15.05.
13.09. - 04.10.

Season B

16.05. - 28.05.
14.06. - 26.06.

Season C

01.06. - 13.06.
27.06. - 03.07.
23.08. - 12.09.

Season D

29.05. - 31.05.
04.07. - 22.08.

Single room supplement 165

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Zürich, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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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 13 years

-50%

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From 14 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 bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

165 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Zürich

99 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, other places

85 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Zürich

139 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, other places

115 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €

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)
  • E-bike with free-wheel
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20 – 26 inch)
Fittings

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

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

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

195 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

Bike Tour along the Aare
  • Booking code
    CH-BZ5
  • Start / Destination
    Bern / Zurich
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Bahnhof Parking (622 parking spaces), opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: approx. 2.50 CHF / hour.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Bern
    Travel by train (on your own initiative), several connections per hour, duration approx. 1 hour, no changes.
  • Own bikes
    When traveling with your own bike, please indicate in the booking form whether you are riding an e-bike or a conventional bike.
  • 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.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
6

km / day avg.
50