99 Herzroute
99 Herzroute

Cycling in Switzerland

Herzroute

Herzroute

Lausanne–Rorschach

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Herzroute

Herzroute

The Herzroute (Heart Route) leads through the most beautiful areas in Switzerland's Alpine foothills. The secluded trails, far from traffic noise and all hustle and bustle, are particularly appealing for exploring by electric bike. The route offers heart-warming encounters with the countryside and people.
Gently rolling hills, lush meadows, beautiful forests and wonderful views of the Alps: scenery that will earn a place in your heart - the Herzroute. It wends its way through the chain of the Alpine foothills. And behind every range of hills is a valley with its own distinctive features just waiting to be explored.

The aim of the Herzroute is not directness, but its path. Switzerland as it once was is there to experience at your own pace. It's well worth spending a little time at impressive vantage points. Small hamlets, stately farmsteads and picturesque small towns cater for variety.

Electric bikes are recommended to cover this route with ease as it primarily leads through rolling countryside. Points for bike rental and battery changing are found along the route. Strenuous climbs are thus easily mastered so that the Herzroute can be enjoyed by cyclists of all abilities and ages.
The Herzroute (Heart Route) leads through the most beautiful areas in Switzerland's Alpine foothills. The secluded trails, far from traffic noise and all hustle and bustle, are particularly appealing for exploring by electric bike. The route offers heart-warming encounters with the countryside and people.
Gently rolling hills, lush meadows, beautiful forests and wonderful views of the Alps: scenery that will earn a place in your heart - the Herzroute. It wends its way through the chain of the Alpine foothills. And behind every range of hills is a valley with its own distinctive features just waiting to be explored.

The aim of the Herzroute is not directness, but its path. Switzerland as it once was is there to experience at your own pace. It's well worth spending a little time at impressive vantage points. Small hamlets, stately farmsteads and picturesque small towns cater for variety.

Electric bikes are recommended to cover this route with ease as it primarily leads through rolling countryside. Points for bike rental and battery changing are found along the route. Strenuous climbs are thus easily mastered so that the Herzroute can be enjoyed by cyclists of all abilities and ages.
700 km | 13 Stages
Asphalted: 614 km
Natural surface: 86 km
14800 m | 14800 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lausanne
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Hints

Hint
Some ascents are demanding and not suitable for trailers.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rorschach
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Services

Accommodation

Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Lausanne
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Lausanne
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel Bellerive
Hôtel Bellerive
Lausanne
Hôtel du Marché
Hôtel du Marché
Lausanne
Hôtel du Port
Hôtel du Port
Lausanne
Lakeview Hotel Le Rivage
Lakeview Hotel Le Rivage
Lutry
Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Grandvaux
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Mont-Pèlerin
Magie de la ferme
Magie de la ferme
Dompierre FR
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Avenches
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
Salavaux
perron13
perron13
Murten
Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Lugnorre
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Praz (Vully)
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Sugiez
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Sugiez
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Muntelier
La Ferme
La Ferme
Barberêche
Ferme du Petit-Vivy
Ferme du Petit-Vivy
Barberêche
Hof Ottisberg
Hof Ottisberg
Düdingen
Hotel des Alpes
Hotel des Alpes
Düdingen
B+B Chez Papillon
B+B Chez Papillon
Laupen BE
gast & hof
gast & hof
Rosshäusern
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Oberbottigen
Oberulmiz
Oberulmiz
Gasel
Muriboden-Hof
Muriboden-Hof
Riggisberg
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Wimmis
Hotel Freienhof Thun
Hotel Freienhof Thun
Thun
Congress Hotel Seepark
Congress Hotel Seepark
Thun
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
Gwatt
Jui’s Homestay
Jui’s Homestay
Heimberg
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Heimberg
Quellenhof
Quellenhof
Uetendorf
s’paradiesli. in sigriswil
s’paradiesli. in sigriswil
Sigriswil
Gasthof Schlossberg
Gasthof Schlossberg
Signau
Gasthof zum Roten Thurm
Gasthof zum Roten Thurm
Signau
Hotel Emmental
Hotel Emmental
Langnau im Emmental
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
Langnau im Emmental
Hotel Moosegg
Hotel Moosegg
Emmenmatt
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Bauernhof Bättwil
Bauernhof Bättwil
Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Winterholz
Winterholz
Rüegsbach
Gumpersmühlehof
Gumpersmühlehof
Grünenmatt
SchlafSchloss Sumiswald
SchlafSchloss Sumiswald
Sumiswald
Landgasthof Bären
Landgasthof Bären
Sumiswald
Nyffeler's Bauernhof
Nyffeler's Bauernhof
Häusernmoos im Emmental
Jordihof
Jordihof
Ochlenberg
Landgasthof Bären
Landgasthof Bären
Madiswil
Bleichehof
Bleichehof
Rohrbach
Eichmatt
Eichmatt
Auswil
Sommerhof
Sommerhof
Rohrbachgraben
B&B Brand
B&B Brand
Fischbach LU
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Willisau
Gasthof Rössli
Gasthof Rössli
Ruswil
Gasthaus zur Emme
Gasthaus zur Emme
Werthenstein
BnB Bisang
BnB Bisang
Nottwil
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Neuenkirch
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Neuenkirch
Straussenfarm am Sempachersee
Straussenfarm am Sempachersee
Sempach Stadt
TCS Camping Sempach
TCS Camping Sempach
Sempach
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Inwil
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Gisikon
Kollers-Hoftreff
Kollers-Hoftreff
Meierskappel
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Hotel Arcade
Hotel Arcade
Sins
Neuhof
Neuhof
Sins
Jugendherberge Zug
Jugendherberge Zug
Zug
Bed + Breakfast one2be
Bed + Breakfast one2be
Zug
Hotel Löwen am See
Hotel Löwen am See
Zug
TCS Camping Zugersee
TCS Camping Zugersee
Zug
Dialoghotel Eckstein
Dialoghotel Eckstein
Baar
Hinterwiden-Hof
Hinterwiden-Hof
Oberägeri
Bauernhof Hintertann
Bauernhof Hintertann
Oberägeri
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Einsiedeln
Ferienhof am See
Ferienhof am See
Willerzell
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
BnB Kastenegg
BnB Kastenegg
Feusisberg
Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
Pfäffikon SZ
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Lützelhof
Lützelhof
Pfäffikon SZ
Marina Lachen
Marina Lachen
Lachen SZ
Bauernhof Rosenbergerhof
Bauernhof Rosenbergerhof
Tuggen
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Uznach
BnB Entensee
BnB Entensee
Uznach
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Diemberg
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
Breitacherhof
Breitacherhof
Hinwil
B+B Stigweid
B+B Stigweid
Wald ZH
B&B Hofgenuss
B&B Hofgenuss
Ganterschwil
Krone Mosnang
Krone Mosnang
Mosnang
BnB Alpenblick
BnB Alpenblick
Lütisburg
Hotel Wolfensberg
Hotel Wolfensberg
Degersheim
Hof Stein
Hof Stein
Schwellbrunn
Hotel Linde
Hotel Linde
Teufen AR
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Bookable offers

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99 Heart Route Highlights
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99 Heart Route East: Rapperswil - Rorschach/Romanshorn
Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Exciting e-bike tours
Exciting e-bike tours
399 Heart Route Napf Loop
399 Heart Route Napf Loop
99 Herzroute Lausanne - Rorschach/Romanshorn
99 Herzroute Lausanne - Rorschach/Romanshorn
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Places

Lausanne
Lausanne
Moudon
Moudon
Romont FR
Romont FR
Avenches
Avenches
Murten
Murten
Laupen
Laupen
Rüeggisberg
Rüeggisberg
Riggisberg
Riggisberg
Wattenwil
Wattenwil
Wimmis
Wimmis
Thun
Thun
Sigriswil
Sigriswil
Langnau i. E.
Langnau i. E.
Moosegg
Moosegg
Worb
Worb
Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Lützelflüh
Lützelflüh
Sumiswald
Sumiswald
Huttwil
Huttwil
Willisau
Willisau
Wolhusen
Wolhusen
Werthenstein
Werthenstein
Sempach
Sempach
Hochdorf
Hochdorf
Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Zug
Zug
Baar
Baar
Unterägeri
Unterägeri
Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
Siebnen
Siebnen
Uznach
Uznach
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
Chrüzegg
Chrüzegg
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Ricken
Ricken
Wattwil
Wattwil
Degersheim
Degersheim
Gossau SG
Gossau SG
Herisau
Herisau
St. Gallen
St. Gallen
Stein AR
Stein AR
Appenzell
Appenzell
Gais
Gais
Altstätten
Altstätten
Trogen
Trogen
Heiden
Heiden
St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
Rheineck
Rheineck
Rorschach
Rorschach
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Places of interest

The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum
Lavaux Vinorama
Lavaux Vinorama
On the Lavaux vineyard terraces
On the Lavaux vineyard terraces
St-Saphorin church
St-Saphorin church
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Vitromusée Romont
Vitromusée Romont
Aventicum - roman city
Aventicum - roman city
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Laupen Castle
Laupen Castle
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Flühlenmühle
Flühlenmühle
Swiss Bike Park Oberried
Swiss Bike Park Oberried
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
Abegg Foundation
Abegg Foundation
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
Rabenfluh Trail
Rabenfluh Trail
Schloss Thun
Schloss Thun
Rüttihubelbad Sensorium
Rüttihubelbad Sensorium
Murder on the Route of St. James
Murder on the Route of St. James
Museum Franz Gertsch
Museum Franz Gertsch
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Brüelhohle (Heimiswil)
Emmental Show Dairy
Emmental Show Dairy
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Willisauer Landstrasse
Willisauer Landstrasse
Villette Cham
Villette Cham
Kunsthaus Zug
Kunsthaus Zug
Zug Castle
Zug Castle
Zytturm
Zytturm
Lorzentobel – where bridges meet the sky
Lorzentobel – where bridges meet the sky
Höllgrotten Baar
Höllgrotten Baar
Battle of Morgarten
Battle of Morgarten
Rothenthurm
Rothenthurm
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Pump track Altendorf
Pump track Altendorf
Altendorf–Etzel
Altendorf–Etzel
The Frauenwinkel
The Frauenwinkel
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
House of the Knights of St. John
House of the Knights of St. John
Walter Zoo
Walter Zoo
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Bridge building in Eastern Switzerland
Bridge building in Eastern Switzerland
City Lounge
City Lounge
Old Town of St.Gallen
Old Town of St.Gallen
Textile Museum
Textile Museum
Appenzell tourist cheese factory
Appenzell tourist cheese factory
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Main street Appenzell
Main street Appenzell
Kobelwald crystal cave
Kobelwald crystal cave
Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
FFA Museum Altenrhein
FFA Museum Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Meeting place «Kellen»
Meeting place «Kellen»
Bathing hut of Rorschach
Bathing hut of Rorschach
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Swimming

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
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Thun lakeside beach
Thun lakeside beach
Biglen lido
Biglen lido
Indoor baths Forum Sumiswald
Indoor baths Forum Sumiswald
Hutwill open-air swimming pool
Hutwill open-air swimming pool
Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Lido Eich
Lido Eich
Hünenberg lido
Hünenberg lido
Seeliken lido Zug
Seeliken lido Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Lido Tellenörtli Oberwil
Lido Tellenörtli Oberwil
Lido Trubikon in Oberwil
Lido Trubikon in Oberwil
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Rüti swimming pool
Rüti swimming pool
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Bathing complex Hinwil
Bathing complex Hinwil
Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
Outdoor swimming pool Lichtensteig
Outdoor swimming pool Lichtensteig
Böden lido Flawil
Böden lido Flawil
Degersheim outdoor swimming pool
Degersheim outdoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool Sonnenberg Herisau
Outdoor swimming pool Sonnenberg Herisau
Säntispark Abtwil
Säntispark Abtwil
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Rheineck swimming baths
Rheineck swimming baths
Bathing facility Speck Staad
Bathing facility Speck Staad
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Signalization

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