5 Mittelland Route
5 Mittelland Route
5 Mittelland Route
5 Mittelland Route
5 Mittelland Route
5 Mittelland Route

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Mittelland Route

Stage 3, Kloten–Aarau

Route report
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Mittelland Route

A peaceful ride beside the small Chatzen and Büsisee lakes, on through the Furttal valley of the Limmat, the bathing spot Baden, and on to marvel at the Gothic stained glass windows in Königsfelden and yellow irises of the River Aare floodplain, followed by a leisurely ride on the Aare dam to Aarau.
Many people passing through the Glatt Valley look at the sky a little longer than elsewhere: the “silver birds” starting and landing at Kloten airport can easily cause you to catch the travel bug. Kloten is Switzerland’s largest airport. Its observation deck is one of the most popular destinations in the country and well worth a visit. Just like the small lakes that appear out of the blue, surrounded by reeds, in the middle of a wetland area. Suddenly, the nearby highway is almost forgotten. Within a small space, you’ll find low moorland and high moorland here. This is the reason why the region is a textbook case for lake filling and moorland development. In addition to the guests lounging on the beach, breeding birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects are also frolicking here. Plus it is a regular rest stop for white herons during migration.

A mix of land, agriculture, water, agglomerations and industry follows, while you are cruising leisurely along the Furtbach through the Furttal and to the Limmat River. Golf games are underway on the lawns and the park benches look prefect for a peaceful siesta. On the outskirts of the village of Würenlos a surprisingly harmonious combination of lovely houses, street lights and fountains appears - a good opportunity to refill the water bottles and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The view of Baden’s charming old town from the Limmat bridge is delightful. On the section between the long-time health resort and the old town of Brugg you move away from the Limmat River and return to the water shortly before you reach what is commonly known as the “water castle region” (triangular area between Brugg, Windisch, Gebenstorf, Turgi, Stilli and Untersiggenthal), where Aare, Reuss and Limmat flow together.

The Vindonissa Park with the remains of a Roman legion camp in Windisch is surrounded by water and the Königsfelden monastery from the late Middle Ages with its unique glass windows is known throughout Europe. The last section between Brugg and Aarau is another sight for sore eyes: mostly on unpaved roads, through meadowlands, past castles and sandbars and on to Aarau, a city with rows of late Gothic houses and baroque gabled roofs.
A peaceful ride beside the small Chatzen and Büsisee lakes, on through the Furttal valley of the Limmat, the bathing spot Baden, and on to marvel at the Gothic stained glass windows in Königsfelden and yellow irises of the River Aare floodplain, followed by a leisurely ride on the Aare dam to Aarau.
Many people passing through the Glatt Valley look at the sky a little longer than elsewhere: the “silver birds” starting and landing at Kloten airport can easily cause you to catch the travel bug. Kloten is Switzerland’s largest airport. Its observation deck is one of the most popular destinations in the country and well worth a visit. Just like the small lakes that appear out of the blue, surrounded by reeds, in the middle of a wetland area. Suddenly, the nearby highway is almost forgotten. Within a small space, you’ll find low moorland and high moorland here. This is the reason why the region is a textbook case for lake filling and moorland development. In addition to the guests lounging on the beach, breeding birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects are also frolicking here. Plus it is a regular rest stop for white herons during migration.

A mix of land, agriculture, water, agglomerations and industry follows, while you are cruising leisurely along the Furtbach through the Furttal and to the Limmat River. Golf games are underway on the lawns and the park benches look prefect for a peaceful siesta. On the outskirts of the village of Würenlos a surprisingly harmonious combination of lovely houses, street lights and fountains appears - a good opportunity to refill the water bottles and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The view of Baden’s charming old town from the Limmat bridge is delightful. On the section between the long-time health resort and the old town of Brugg you move away from the Limmat River and return to the water shortly before you reach what is commonly known as the “water castle region” (triangular area between Brugg, Windisch, Gebenstorf, Turgi, Stilli and Untersiggenthal), where Aare, Reuss and Limmat flow together.

The Vindonissa Park with the remains of a Roman legion camp in Windisch is surrounded by water and the Königsfelden monastery from the late Middle Ages with its unique glass windows is known throughout Europe. The last section between Brugg and Aarau is another sight for sore eyes: mostly on unpaved roads, through meadowlands, past castles and sandbars and on to Aarau, a city with rows of late Gothic houses and baroque gabled roofs.
64 km
Asphalted: 48 km
Natural surface: 16 km
440 m | 500 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kloten
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Diversion, Aarau
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted in Aarau until end of 2020 due to construction work. Please note the local signposts.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, Baden
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Traffic volume
Beware: busy roads through Baden.

Hints

Cycling tours near the water
The section between Brugg and Aarau (27 km) is particularly attractive.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aarau
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Services

Accommodation

«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
Watt bei Regensdorf
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Regensdorf
Hotel Restaurant Löwen
Hotel Restaurant Löwen
Dielsdorf
Hotel-Restaurant Bienengarten
Hotel-Restaurant Bienengarten
Dielsdorf
Jugendherberge Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Baden
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Baden
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Baden
Landgasthof Linde
Landgasthof Linde
Fislisbach
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Turgi
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Brugg
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Terminus
Hotel Terminus
Brugg
Güggeli Sternen
Güggeli Sternen
Bözberg
bed&breakfast Schinznach-Dorf
bed&breakfast Schinznach-Dorf
Schinznach Dorf
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Veltheim AG
Hotel Aarehof
Hotel Aarehof
Wildegg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Krone
Hotel Krone
Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Aarau
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Aarau
Hotel Aarauerhof
Hotel Aarauerhof
Aarau
zum graf bed & breakfast
zum graf bed & breakfast
Aarau
Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
Asp ob Aarau
B&B zur Föhre
B&B zur Föhre
Rombach
B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
Küttigen
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Rombach
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Suhr
Hotel zum Kreuz
Hotel zum Kreuz
Suhr
Landhotel Hirschen
Landhotel Hirschen
Erlinsbach
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Bookable offers

5 Mittelland Route Romanshorn - Lausanne
5 Mittelland Route Romanshorn - Lausanne
La Route Verte
La Route Verte
Swiss
Swiss "Schoggi"-Tour
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Places

Kloten
Kloten
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Baden
Baden
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Aarau
Aarau
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
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Places of interest

Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
Habsburg Castle
Habsburg Castle
Baumschulbahn
Baumschulbahn
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Wildegg Castle
Wildegg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
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Swimming

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Bad Schinznach
Bad Schinznach
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
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