56 Seetal–Bözberg
56 Seetal–Bözberg

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Seetal–Bözberg

Stage 2, Lenzburg–Stein AG

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Seetal–Bözberg

Cycling along the Aare River through charming riverside forests in the direction of Brugg, across Bözberg Pass and zipping down to Frick, the land of the giant dinosaurs, then on to Stein with Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge spanning the Rhine.
The hill on the eastern edge of Lenzburg with fantastic views of the historic old town is not called castle hill for nothing. It is where majestic Lenzburg Castle, built in the 11th/12th centuries, is located. The castle also houses the history museum of the Canton Aargau. Via Alte Lenzburgerstrasse the bike route continues to Wildegg and the next highlight from the Middle Ages: Baroque-style Wildegg Castle with its magnificent gardens, rose bushes and interesting buildings. Biking along the Aare River is a lot of fun, because the terrain here is as flat as a pancake. In the summer the Aare is a lovely place to swim, but on cooler days the thermal bath in Schinznach Bad is probably a better option. The Habsburg is a small castle located on the long ridge of Wülpelsberg hill. It looks almost plain, at least compared to Lenzburg and Wildegg, the splendid castles you just saw. A detour through Brugg is well worth your time. The pretty town used to be the centre of power of the Habsburgs.

While the route near Umiken is pure enjoyment - combining restaurants, agriculture, wineries, small shops, and delightful scenery – the road now quickly begins to rise. Bözberg is a pass in the Jura Mountains of the Aargau and connects Brugg with the Fricktal Valley. Traffic across the pass is fairly light because cars and motorcycles typically use the tunnel. The highest point is reached near Altstalden at just 583 m, before the route continues via Neustalden to Linn. Now would be a good time to catch your breath at the legendary Linden Tree of Linn. It is said to have been planted by the last resident of Linn on the grave of those who died from the plague.

Accompanied by the highway and the Sissle River, you soon get to the market town of Frick, where you should taste the delicious cherries growing in this area. The small museum is open on Sunday afternoons and has a complete dinosaur skeleton on exhibit. It was found in a clay pit in Frick. Today’s stage ends in Stein, but there should be time enough for a detour to the Rhine and Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge. Just walk across the bridge and the German border to visit the pretty town of Bad Säckingen on the other side.
Cycling along the Aare River through charming riverside forests in the direction of Brugg, across Bözberg Pass and zipping down to Frick, the land of the giant dinosaurs, then on to Stein with Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge spanning the Rhine.
The hill on the eastern edge of Lenzburg with fantastic views of the historic old town is not called castle hill for nothing. It is where majestic Lenzburg Castle, built in the 11th/12th centuries, is located. The castle also houses the history museum of the Canton Aargau. Via Alte Lenzburgerstrasse the bike route continues to Wildegg and the next highlight from the Middle Ages: Baroque-style Wildegg Castle with its magnificent gardens, rose bushes and interesting buildings. Biking along the Aare River is a lot of fun, because the terrain here is as flat as a pancake. In the summer the Aare is a lovely place to swim, but on cooler days the thermal bath in Schinznach Bad is probably a better option. The Habsburg is a small castle located on the long ridge of Wülpelsberg hill. It looks almost plain, at least compared to Lenzburg and Wildegg, the splendid castles you just saw. A detour through Brugg is well worth your time. The pretty town used to be the centre of power of the Habsburgs.

While the route near Umiken is pure enjoyment - combining restaurants, agriculture, wineries, small shops, and delightful scenery – the road now quickly begins to rise. Bözberg is a pass in the Jura Mountains of the Aargau and connects Brugg with the Fricktal Valley. Traffic across the pass is fairly light because cars and motorcycles typically use the tunnel. The highest point is reached near Altstalden at just 583 m, before the route continues via Neustalden to Linn. Now would be a good time to catch your breath at the legendary Linden Tree of Linn. It is said to have been planted by the last resident of Linn on the grave of those who died from the plague.

Accompanied by the highway and the Sissle River, you soon get to the market town of Frick, where you should taste the delicious cherries growing in this area. The small museum is open on Sunday afternoons and has a complete dinosaur skeleton on exhibit. It was found in a clay pit in Frick. Today’s stage ends in Stein, but there should be time enough for a detour to the Rhine and Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge. Just walk across the bridge and the German border to visit the pretty town of Bad Säckingen on the other side.
42 km
Asphalted: 35 km
Natural surface: 7 km
440 m | 540 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lenzburg
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Traffic volume
Beware: busy main roads Wildegg, Brugg–Umiken and on the Bözbergpass
Saving metres in altitude / Transport Bözberg Tunnel
There is a train between Brugg AG and Frick that saves about 250 metres in altitude.
Diversion, Oeschgen
Duration
02.11.2021 - 30.06.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stein-Säckingen
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Services

Accommodation

Mercure Hotel Krone
Mercure Hotel Krone
Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Aarehof
Hotel Aarehof
Wildegg
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Veltheim AG
bed&breakfast Schinznach-Dorf
bed&breakfast Schinznach-Dorf
Schinznach Dorf
Restaurant Gasthof Bären
Restaurant Gasthof Bären
Schinznach Dorf
Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Bed und Beggeli Marianne
Bed und Beggeli Marianne
Kaisten
Sportcenter Bustelbach
Sportcenter Bustelbach
Stein AG
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Bookable offers

La Route Verte
La Route Verte
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Places

Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Frick
Frick
Stein AG
Stein AG
Bad Säckingen (D)
Bad Säckingen (D)
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Places of interest

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
Habsburg Castle
Habsburg Castle
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Pump track Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
Rhine bridge – Säckingen's lifeline
Rhine bridge – Säckingen's lifeline
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Swimming

Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Bad Schinznach
Bad Schinznach
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization