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80 Bielersee Kanu
80 Bielersee Kanu

Canoeing

Bielersee Kanu

Bielersee Kanu

Erlach–Biel (Nidau)
Bielersee Kanu

Bielersee Kanu

Paddle alongside the captivating St. Petersinsel in the footsteps of Rousseau, passing charming vineyards and swaying reed beds. Romantic harbours tempt you to take a rest.
Cut gentle waves in the calm lake with your boat. As captain, you decide on your course and speed. Your own muscle power is the only thing pulling you across the smooth waters. The Bielersee lake, nestling picturesquely at the foot of the Jura, offers peace and quiet and views extending to the Bernese Alps.

The lake crossing begins in the medieval town of Erlach. First along the St. Petersinsel, which has captivated so many visitors. Jean Jacques Rousseau stayed here for a short time and his enthusiasm for the island made it famous throughout Europe. He wrote «I have stayed at many lovely places; but nowhere have I felt so truly happy as on St. Petersinsel in the middle of the Bielersee».

As you continue along the Bielersee’s eastern shore, you glide gently past extensive reed beds. Small harbours occasionally appear, offering the chance to take refreshments and tank up on energy. You pull your boat ashore in your destination of Biel, tired but not without pride.
Paddle alongside the captivating St. Petersinsel in the footsteps of Rousseau, passing charming vineyards and swaying reed beds. Romantic harbours tempt you to take a rest.
Cut gentle waves in the calm lake with your boat. As captain, you decide on your course and speed. Your own muscle power is the only thing pulling you across the smooth waters. The Bielersee lake, nestling picturesquely at the foot of the Jura, offers peace and quiet and views extending to the Bernese Alps.

The lake crossing begins in the medieval town of Erlach. First along the St. Petersinsel, which has captivated so many visitors. Jean Jacques Rousseau stayed here for a short time and his enthusiasm for the island made it famous throughout Europe. He wrote «I have stayed at many lovely places; but nowhere have I felt so truly happy as on St. Petersinsel in the middle of the Bielersee».

As you continue along the Bielersee’s eastern shore, you glide gently past extensive reed beds. Small harbours occasionally appear, offering the chance to take refreshments and tank up on energy. You pull your boat ashore in your destination of Biel, tired but not without pride.
13 km | 1 Stage
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Erlach, Post
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Transfer Bielersee
801
Transfer Bielersee
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Erlach, Post–Nidau via Lüscherz, Bahnhof
or
Nidau–Erlach, Post via Lüscherz, Bahnhof
Reason: access to route.
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Boat entrance point Erlach
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Boat exit point Erlach
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Boat Connection Bielersee
825
Boat Connection Bielersee
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Erlach (Schiff)–Biel/Bienne (Schiff/bateau)
or
Biel/Bienne (Schiff/bateau)–Erlach (Schiff)
Reason: access to route.
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Boat entrance point Sutz-Lattrigen
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Boat entrance point Biel (Nidau)
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Boat exit point Biel (Nidau)
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Protected area
Around Petersinsel and in the Mörigenbucht. Cantonal nature reserve with moorland, wetlands and migratory bird reserve of national importance. Landing only permitted at official landing places (harbours). Keep distance of 150 m from the shore around the entire Petersinsel (note yellow buoys). In the remaining area (Möriger Bucht and Gals), keep minimum distance of 25 m from shore vegetation.

At Hagneck delta and Lüscherz lake strands. Cantonal nature reserve, wetlands and waterbird and migratory bird reserve of national importance (over-wintering and breeding ground). Keep distance of 150 m from the shore throughout the year in both bays before and after Hagneck delta. The gravel islands off the shore may not be accessed. At present utilization planning is in progress for this area. Distances to be maintained are marked with yellow buoys.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Biel/Bienne
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Services

Accommodation

Camping 'mon plaisir'
Camping 'mon plaisir'
Erlach
City Hotel Biel Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
Biel/Bienne
Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
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Bookable offers

Boat rental: Bielersee
Boat rental: Bielersee
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Places

Erlach
Erlach
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Swimming

Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
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