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

Cycling in Switzerland

Mittelland Route

Mittelland Route

Romanshorn–Lausanne

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Mittelland Route

Mittelland Route

The pleasant ride along the varied Mittelland Route is mostly on traffic-free paths, along lakes and rivers, through wide plains and peaceful valleys, towns and villages, industry and agricultural land.
Surprising insight in to the fascinating everyday life of Switzerland’s Mittelland, an exciting, easy ride on a mostly traffic-free route from the Bodensee to Lac Léman.

The gently rolling hills of Oberthurgau as companions to the Thur and Töss, unpredictable waters in fir-cone country. Winterthur, alternating between agglomeration and recreational area: spectacle and noise around the airport, reed beds at the Chatzen and Büsisee lakes. Yellow irises, cement factory, engaging River Aare towns in cantons Aargau and Solothurn. Everything crowded into the long urban ribbon at the foot of the Jura. Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses.

The three-lakes region, once enormous marshlands, now agricultural land. But swaying reeds and gentle waves along shallow shores are still to be found. The tiny hill of Mormont, watershed of European oceans, undulating wheat fields of hilly Canton Vaud, then the wild stream of the Venoge to the silvery, small «sea» of Lac Léman.
The pleasant ride along the varied Mittelland Route is mostly on traffic-free paths, along lakes and rivers, through wide plains and peaceful valleys, towns and villages, industry and agricultural land.
Surprising insight in to the fascinating everyday life of Switzerland’s Mittelland, an exciting, easy ride on a mostly traffic-free route from the Bodensee to Lac Léman.

The gently rolling hills of Oberthurgau as companions to the Thur and Töss, unpredictable waters in fir-cone country. Winterthur, alternating between agglomeration and recreational area: spectacle and noise around the airport, reed beds at the Chatzen and Büsisee lakes. Yellow irises, cement factory, engaging River Aare towns in cantons Aargau and Solothurn. Everything crowded into the long urban ribbon at the foot of the Jura. Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses.

The three-lakes region, once enormous marshlands, now agricultural land. But swaying reeds and gentle waves along shallow shores are still to be found. The tiny hill of Mormont, watershed of European oceans, undulating wheat fields of hilly Canton Vaud, then the wild stream of the Venoge to the silvery, small «sea» of Lac Léman.
375 km | 7 Stages
Asphalted: 289 km
Natural surface: 86 km
2900 m | 2900 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Romanshorn
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Arrival / return travel Lausanne
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Romanshorn
Park-Hotel Inseli
Park-Hotel Inseli
Romanshorn
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
Steinebrunn
Biohof-Enderlin
Biohof-Enderlin
Winden
Camping Seehorn
Camping Seehorn
Egnach
Landgasthof Seelust
Landgasthof Seelust
Egnach
Strohhotel Bodensee
Strohhotel Bodensee
Arbon
Rehalp
Rehalp
Bischofszell
Hotel & Taverne zur Linde
Hotel & Taverne zur Linde
Bischofszell
Hotel Pension „Im Dorf“
Hotel Pension „Im Dorf“
Zuzwil SG
Hotel Schwanen
Hotel Schwanen
Wil SG
Hotel Münchwilen
Hotel Münchwilen
Münchwilen TG
Bed&Breakfast «Casa Almeida»
Bed&Breakfast «Casa Almeida»
Turbenthal
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Turbenthal
Camping am Schützenweiher
Camping am Schützenweiher
Winterthur
Depot195
Depot195
Winterthur
Solarhaus Foren
Solarhaus Foren
Lindau
B&B Hueb 14
B&B Hueb 14
Winterberg ZH
Hotel Restaurant Pöstli
Hotel Restaurant Pöstli
Bassersdorf/Balterswil
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Regensdorf
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
Watt bei 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
Rita’s Spycherli B&B
Rita’s Spycherli B&B
Stüsslingen
Gugenhof
Gugenhof
Stüsslingen
B&B Alegria
B&B Alegria
Lostorf
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Obergösgen
Neumatt Hof
Neumatt Hof
Hauenstein
Gasthof Löwen
Gasthof Löwen
Wisen
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Wisen
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Trimbach
Hotel Amaris
Hotel Amaris
Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Hotel Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Kappel SO
Hotel Bed&Breakfast Alte Gärtnerei
Hotel Bed&Breakfast Alte Gärtnerei
Härkingen
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Aarwangen
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
Langenthal
Restaurant Oberli
Restaurant Oberli
Walliswil bei Niederbipp
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
B&B Aarhof
B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Büren an der Aare
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Meinisberg
Bei Käsers
Bei Käsers
Meienried
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Studen BE
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Studen BE
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Biel/Bienne
B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
Biel/Bienne
Studio Jussi
Studio Jussi
Nidau
Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Orvin
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Erlach
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Bookable offers

5 Mittelland-Route For Families
5 Mittelland-Route For Families
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

Romanshorn
Romanshorn
Amriswil
Amriswil
Bischofszell
Bischofszell
Wil SG
Wil SG
Fischingen
Fischingen
Girenbad
Girenbad
Turbenthal
Turbenthal
Winterthur
Winterthur
Kloten
Kloten
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Baden
Baden
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Aarau
Aarau
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Olten
Olten
Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Langenthal
Langenthal
Solothurn
Solothurn
Grenchen
Grenchen
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
Biel
Biel
Erlach
Erlach
Ins
Ins
Portalban
Portalban
Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac
Yvonand
Yvonand
Yverdon-les-Bains
Yverdon-les-Bains
Orbe
Orbe
Cossonay
Cossonay
Morges
Morges
Lausanne
Lausanne
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Places of interest

Lake Constance and cruises
Lake Constance and cruises
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Pumptrack am See, Salmsach
Pumptrack am See, Salmsach
Hagenwil castle and moat
Hagenwil castle and moat
Thurbrücke Bischofszell
Thurbrücke Bischofszell
Centre for photography
Centre for photography
Old Town Winterthur
Old Town Winterthur
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Technorama - The Swiss Science Center
Technorama - The Swiss Science Center
Kyburg Castle
Kyburg Castle
Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
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
Swiss Writer's Path
Swiss Writer's Path
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Altreu stork colony
Altreu stork colony
The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Biel's Historic Centre
Biel's Historic Centre
BielTrail – Downhill Track
BielTrail – Downhill Track
PasquArt Centre
PasquArt Centre
NMB New Museum Biel
NMB New Museum Biel
St. Petersinsel
St. Petersinsel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Albert Anker House
Albert Anker House
Mount Vully
Mount Vully
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
The nature reserve centre La Sauge
The nature reserve centre La Sauge
Stone Age lakeside village, Gletterens
Stone Age lakeside village, Gletterens
Roman Museum Vallon
Roman Museum Vallon
Grande Cariçaie
Grande Cariçaie
Tour Saint-Martin
Tour Saint-Martin
Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet
Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet
Château de Grandson
Château de Grandson
Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz
Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz
Jardins du Château de Vullierens
Jardins du Château de Vullierens
The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum
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Swimming

Beach bathing place Wiedehorn Egnach
Beach bathing place Wiedehorn Egnach
Bischofszell outdoor swimming baths
Bischofszell outdoor swimming baths
Outdoor baths Uzwil
Outdoor baths Uzwil
Park bathing place an der Murg Münchwilen
Park bathing place an der Murg Münchwilen
Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
Bathing complex Oberi Winterthur
Bathing complex Oberi Winterthur
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
Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Rothrist swimming complex
Rothrist swimming complex
Swimming pool Roggwil
Swimming pool Roggwil
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming baths Grenchen
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
Outdoor swimming pool de la Fleur-de-Lys Prilly
Outdoor swimming pool de la Fleur-de-Lys Prilly
Bellerive outdoor pool in Lausanne
Bellerive outdoor pool in Lausanne
Montchoisi outdoor pool in Lausanne
Montchoisi outdoor pool in Lausanne
"Mon-Repos" indoor swimming pool in Lausanne
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