2022
Cycle Tour along the Aare Route

Cycle Tour along the Aare Route

On the way along Switzerland's longest river

  Interlaken – Bern – Waldshut-Tiengen

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Bernese Oberland, Federal City of Bern, Watch Metropolis Biel, Baroque City of Solothurn, City of Gables Aarau, Switzerland's Water Castle
  • Boat trip on Lake Thun included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○
  • New Tour 2022!

days
7

km / day avg.
45

On our cycle tour along the Aare Route you will discover the sheer diversity of Switzerland. Your starting point is Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, in the heart of the Alpine country. Until you reach your destination Waldshut-Tiengen on the High Rhine, you follow the Aare, the longest river within Switzerland. Surrounded by the backdrop of the spectacular Alpine peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, you start your cycletour along the Aare route by boat across Lake Thun. You will enjoy a relaxed ride along the Aare, nearly without any ascents. You will get to know the federal capital Bern, the bilingual town of Biel, will discover the baroque town of Solothurn as well as Switzerland's moated castle not far from Aarau. The Aare flows into the Rhine at Koblenz. On your cycle tour along the Aare Route, you will repeatedly enjoy magnificent views of the fascinating Swiss landscapes, encounter ornate castles and palaces and enjoy one or two Swiss delicacies that will delight your palate, sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    CH-IW6
  • Start / Destination
    Interlaken / Waldshut-Tiengen
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map of cycle tour along the Aare Route

Day 1: Individual arrival in Interlaken

Welcome to Switzerland! Your cycle tour along the Aare Route begins in Interlaken in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. Situated between the Lakes Thun and Brienz, the town was first mentioned in the 12th century when an Augustinian monastery was founded. Interlaken's local mountain is the Harder Kulm. You can climb it by funicular. From a viewing platform you have a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains of the Jungfrau region.

Day 2: Interlaken – Bern, approx. 35 + boat trip

The first leg of your cycle tour along the Aare-Route starts with a boat trip across Lake Thun. After your arrival in Thun, the residential tower of Thun Castle will catch your eye. At 42 metres high, it is the mightiest in Switzerland. After exploring the picturesque old town of Thun, you will head along the Aare to Bern. Historic turrets, small alleys and the astronomical clock of the Zytgloggeturm are worth a longer walk through the dreamy old town of the Swiss federal city.

Day 3: Bern – Biel, approx. 50 km

Continuing along the Aare and Lake Biel, you reach the watchmaking metropolis of Biel. This small town is an excellent place to brush up on your French. French-influenced cafés and restaurants as well as bilingual street signs reflect the fact that you belong to French-speaking Switzerland. Try one of the sparkling white wines grown around Lake Biel and treat yourself to Bieler Bsetzisteine, a sweet speciality of Biel.

Day 4: Biel – Solothurn, approx. 35 km

The cycle tour along the Aare Route takes you briskly to Solothurn. The small town is considered the most beautiful baroque town in Switzerland. Rich in architectural beauty, the St. Ursen Cathedral in particular stands out, from whose tower you can enjoy an excellent view of the city. The number 11 has a special meaning for Solothurn. In addition to 11 churches and chapels, 11 towers and 11 museums await their visitors. The number 11 is also found in the Solothurn clock. It has an 11-hour dial and plays thethe melody of Solothurn Song with, of course, eleven bells.

Day 5: Solothurn – Aarau, approx. 55 km

Following the course of the Aare you will be cycling through picturesque places like Olten and Schönenwerd before you reach today´s destination, Aarau. The former capital of Switzerland is characterised by a large variety of architectural styles – you will be impressed! The old town center from the 13th century is a real eye-catcher!  The Upper Tower is one of Aarau´s landmarks. It is one of the best-preserved medieval towers in Switzerland. Aarau is also known for its ornate gables – it's worth looking up!

Day 6: Aarau – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 45 / 50 km

Cycling through a landscape of fields and meadows alongside the Aare you will first come to Switzerland's moated castle. The rivers Aare, Reuss and Limmat meet in this spacious river landscape. Take some time to get to know the water town of Brugg. In the Vindonissa Museum you can learn more about the history of Switzerland's only Roman legionary camp, which was located near Brugg. Passing the Aare reservoir, you will meet the Rhine at Koblenz. A stone's throw away is your destination Waldshut-Tiengen.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your cycle tour along the Aare Route already ends. We are happy to extend your stay in Waldshut-Tiengen or one of the other overnight destinations with an extra night.

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.
from699 €
Season B
14.04. - 23.04.
30.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from799 €
Season C
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from849 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from899 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Waldshut-Tiengen, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Interlaken – Thun incl. bike
  • 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 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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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

199 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Interlaken
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

139 €

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 Bikes

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

45 €

Baby bike seat

free

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    CH-IW6
  • Start / Destination
    Interlaken / Waldshut-Tiengen
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Interlaken Centre multi-storey car park, cost approx. 25 CHF / day
    P + R Interlaken Ost, costs approx. 14 CHF / day
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Interlaken
    On your own by train, Connections several times a day, 1 – 3 changes, duration approx. 3 – 3.5 hours
  • 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
7

km / day avg.
45