8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Aare Route

Aare Route

Oberwald (Gletsch)–Koblenz

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Aare Route

Aare Route

The Aare Route follows the river from the small glacier lake on the Grimselpass until it joins the Rhine. After a racy stretch down the pass road, it passes the Aareschlucht (gorge) and deep lakes on the way to the Mittelland region.
The Aare Route follows the largest Swiss river from the glacier lake on the Grimsepass to the confluence with the Rhine at Koblenz.

A breathtaking descent from the Grimselpass, passing the Aareschlucht, to stunning views over the peaceful Brienzersee to Interlaken, cradle of tourism in the Bernese Oberland. The more open Thunersee takes the Aare to more level ground, the Aaretal, to Bern, the stately capital city, its world-famous arcades sheltered from the rain.

Towards the Seeland, after the Bielersee, the Aare as a constant companion, through Mittelland forests and fields, past power stations and bridge towns. Everything seems to be pushed into the narrow urban ribbon of land at the foot of the Jura: Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses. In between the baroque pearl of Solothurn with its symbolic eleven. But the rural, unhurried Mittelland is always near and nature never far away. Switzerland’s «backyard » is extremely exciting.
The Aare Route follows the river from the small glacier lake on the Grimselpass until it joins the Rhine. After a racy stretch down the pass road, it passes the Aareschlucht (gorge) and deep lakes on the way to the Mittelland region.
The Aare Route follows the largest Swiss river from the glacier lake on the Grimsepass to the confluence with the Rhine at Koblenz.

A breathtaking descent from the Grimselpass, passing the Aareschlucht, to stunning views over the peaceful Brienzersee to Interlaken, cradle of tourism in the Bernese Oberland. The more open Thunersee takes the Aare to more level ground, the Aaretal, to Bern, the stately capital city, its world-famous arcades sheltered from the rain.

Towards the Seeland, after the Bielersee, the Aare as a constant companion, through Mittelland forests and fields, past power stations and bridge towns. Everything seems to be pushed into the narrow urban ribbon of land at the foot of the Jura: Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses. In between the baroque pearl of Solothurn with its symbolic eleven. But the rural, unhurried Mittelland is always near and nature never far away. Switzerland’s «backyard » is extremely exciting.
315 km | 7 Stages
Asphalted: 249 km
Natural surface: 66 km
2600 m | 4100 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Oberwald
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Arrival / return travel Grimsel Passhöhe
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Arrival / return travel Koblenz
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
Bächlitalhütte SAC
Bächlitalhütte SAC
Grimsel Passhöhe
Gelmerhütte SAC
Gelmerhütte SAC
Handegg
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Innertkirchen
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Meiringen
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
Pilgerherberge Brienzwiler
Pilgerherberge Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
Hof Goldey
Hof Goldey
Unterbach BE
B+B Wyler
B+B Wyler
Brienz BE
Jugendherberge Brienz
Jugendherberge Brienz
Brienz BE
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Iseltwald
Hotel Walida
Hotel Walida
Bönigen b. Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
Bönigen b. Interlaken
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Interlaken
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Interlaken
Hotel Artos
Hotel Artos
Interlaken
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Interlaken
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Matten b. Interlaken
Hotel Derby Garni
Hotel Derby Garni
Interlaken
Hotel Bernerhof
Hotel Bernerhof
Interlaken
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Interlaken
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Wilderswil
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Beatenberg
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Leissigen
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Leissigen
Camping Stuhlegg
Camping Stuhlegg
Krattigen
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Faulensee
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
Spiez
B&B Tschirren
B&B Tschirren
Spiez
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Wimmis
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
Gwatt
Congress Hotel Seepark
Congress Hotel Seepark
Thun
Jui’s Homestay
Jui’s Homestay
Heimberg
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Heimberg
Quellenhof
Quellenhof
Uetendorf
Oberulmiz
Oberulmiz
Gasel
BnB Eichholz Bern
BnB Eichholz Bern
Wabern
Hostel 77
Hostel 77
Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Bern
Stay Kooook Bern Wankdorf
Stay Kooook Bern Wankdorf
Bern
Moxy Bern Expo
Moxy Bern Expo
Bern
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Bern
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern
La Pergola Bern
La Pergola Bern
Bern
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
Hinterkappelen
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Oberbottigen
Lodge24
Lodge24
Wohlen b. Bern
Hotel Restaurant Jura
Hotel Restaurant Jura
Kerzers
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Aarberg
B&B Schärer
B&B Schärer
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Känel
B&B Känel
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Friedrich
B&B Friedrich
Kappelen
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Erlach
Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
Studio Jussi
Studio Jussi
Nidau
City Hotel Biel Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
Biel/Bienne
B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Biel/Bienne
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Studen BE
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Studen BE
Bei Käsers
Bei Käsers
Meienried
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Meinisberg
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Büren an der Aare
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
B&B Aarhof
B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
Langenthal
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Aarwangen
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Hotel Bed&Breakfast Alte Gärtnerei
Hotel Bed&Breakfast Alte Gärtnerei
Härkingen
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Kappel SO
Holiday Inn Express Aarburg-Oftringen
Holiday Inn Express Aarburg-Oftringen
Oftringen
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Hotel Amaris
Hotel Amaris
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Gasthof Löwen
Gasthof Löwen
Wisen
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Obergösgen
B&B Alegria
B&B Alegria
Lostorf
Rita’s Spycherli B&B
Rita’s Spycherli B&B
Stüsslingen
Gugenhof
Gugenhof
Stüsslingen
Landhotel Hirschen
Landhotel Hirschen
Erlinsbach
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Hotel Kettenbrücke
Aarau
zum graf bed & breakfast
zum graf bed & breakfast
Aarau
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Bookable offers

8 Aare Route: Thun - Bad Zurzach
8 Aare Route: Thun - Bad Zurzach
Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
La Route Verte
La Route Verte
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Places

Oberwald
Oberwald
Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Guttannen
Guttannen
Innertkirchen
Innertkirchen
Meiringen
Meiringen
Brünigpass
Brünigpass
Brienz
Brienz
Habkern
Habkern
Interlaken
Interlaken
Beatenberg
Beatenberg
Aeschi b. Spiez
Aeschi b. Spiez
Spiez
Spiez
Wimmis
Wimmis
Thun
Thun
Münsingen
Münsingen
Gümligen
Gümligen
Bern
Bern
Kerzers
Kerzers
Aarberg
Aarberg
Biel
Biel
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
Grenchen
Grenchen
Solothurn
Solothurn
Langenthal
Langenthal
Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Olten
Olten
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Aarau
Aarau
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Bad Zurzach
Bad Zurzach
Waldshut (D)
Waldshut (D)
Koblenz
Koblenz
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Places of interest

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Grimsel Pass trade route
Grimsel Pass trade route
Gelmerbahn
Gelmerbahn
Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Chaltenbrunnen
Chaltenbrunnen
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
Ballenberg
Ballenberg
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
The Weissenau near Interlaken
The Weissenau near Interlaken
Beatushöhlen
Beatushöhlen
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Schloss Thun
Schloss Thun
Rabenfluh Trail
Rabenfluh Trail
GurtenTrail
GurtenTrail
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
Bern Historical Museum
Bern Historical Museum
Rose Garden
Rose Garden
Zentrum Paul Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee
Bear Park
Bear Park
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Federal House of Parliament
Federal House of Parliament
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Papiliorama
Papiliorama
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
St. Petersinsel
St. Petersinsel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
BielTrail
BielTrail
PasquArt Centre
PasquArt Centre
NMB New Museum Biel
NMB New Museum Biel
Biel's Historic Centre
Biel's Historic Centre
The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Altreu stork colony
Altreu stork colony
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Swiss Writer's Path
Swiss Writer's Path
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Dirt Castle Dirtpark (Hammerpark)
Dirt Castle Dirtpark (Hammerpark)
Wildegg Castle
Wildegg Castle
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Baumschulbahn
Baumschulbahn
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
Habsburg Castle
Habsburg Castle
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Pump track Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
psi forum
psi forum
Axporama
Axporama
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Verena Minster
Verena Minster
Bikepark Leibstadt
Bikepark Leibstadt
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Swimming

Beach bathing place Brienz
Beach bathing place Brienz
Merligen lido
Merligen lido
Thun lakeside beach
Thun lakeside beach
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming pool Roggwil
Swimming pool Roggwil
Rothrist swimming complex
Rothrist swimming complex
Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Bad Schinznach
Bad Schinznach
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Full swimming pool
Full swimming pool
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