56 Seetal–Bözberg
56 Seetal–Bözberg

Cycling in Switzerland

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Seetal–Bözberg

Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg

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Seetal–Bözberg

From the boisterous Reuss River to the peaceful lakes of the Seetal Valley; Lake Baldegg is a haven for nature conservation, while Lake Hallwil is the smallest lake in Switzerland with regular passenger transportation; in addition, a visit to some castles, and ending the day in the lovely old town of Lenzburg.
From Lucerne, a major Swiss tourist attraction with the popular Chapel Bridge, the route first leads along the Reuss River. On sunny days, hundreds are out here on their bikes, while thousands of insects are dancing above the river. Reusszopf is a fun place to watch Kleine Emme and Reuss merging, sometimes creating an amazing variety of colours. A peculiar mix of interests is at play in this area, consisting of nature conservation, flood protection, fishing, neighbourhood associations and the construction industry. Shortly after the military airfield the route turns off and a brief, but steep ascent follows.

But then the scenery changes drastically: the route to the Seetal Valley is dotted with apple orchards, corn fields, and grazing cows. Lake Baldegg is a picturesque and peaceful place. Even the gulls enjoy the fields here in this haven for nature conservation with around 300 different species of plants. Situated above the lake is stately Heidegg Castle. It is surrounded by a large park, which even includes a vineyard. The Aabach later accompanies the bike riders to Lake Hallwil. All sorts of delicacies are available on the way, directly from the farmers: berries, plums and quince, syrup and cider. Lake Hallwil is a great place to swim or take a boat ride. The culmination in the form of the Hallwyl water castle follows at the end of the lake. The structures from the 11th century are located on two islands, surrounded by the gentle Aabach River. A museum provides information about how people lived here in the 17th and 18th century. It also offers insight into country life in the Aargau during the early times.

A leisurely ride follows the Aabach in the direction of Lenzburg. The last part leads through the forest, past the main prison and a correctional facility. The lovely old town with its Late Gothic and Baroque architecture should not be missed. Neither should the omnipresent, massive Lenzburg Castle, which, interestingly, was built on top of a nearly circular hill. Once the seat of the Landvögte of Bern, it is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most important hilltop castles.
From the boisterous Reuss River to the peaceful lakes of the Seetal Valley; Lake Baldegg is a haven for nature conservation, while Lake Hallwil is the smallest lake in Switzerland with regular passenger transportation; in addition, a visit to some castles, and ending the day in the lovely old town of Lenzburg.
From Lucerne, a major Swiss tourist attraction with the popular Chapel Bridge, the route first leads along the Reuss River. On sunny days, hundreds are out here on their bikes, while thousands of insects are dancing above the river. Reusszopf is a fun place to watch Kleine Emme and Reuss merging, sometimes creating an amazing variety of colours. A peculiar mix of interests is at play in this area, consisting of nature conservation, flood protection, fishing, neighbourhood associations and the construction industry. Shortly after the military airfield the route turns off and a brief, but steep ascent follows.

But then the scenery changes drastically: the route to the Seetal Valley is dotted with apple orchards, corn fields, and grazing cows. Lake Baldegg is a picturesque and peaceful place. Even the gulls enjoy the fields here in this haven for nature conservation with around 300 different species of plants. Situated above the lake is stately Heidegg Castle. It is surrounded by a large park, which even includes a vineyard. The Aabach later accompanies the bike riders to Lake Hallwil. All sorts of delicacies are available on the way, directly from the farmers: berries, plums and quince, syrup and cider. Lake Hallwil is a great place to swim or take a boat ride. The culmination in the form of the Hallwyl water castle follows at the end of the lake. The structures from the 11th century are located on two islands, surrounded by the gentle Aabach River. A museum provides information about how people lived here in the 17th and 18th century. It also offers insight into country life in the Aargau during the early times.

A leisurely ride follows the Aabach in the direction of Lenzburg. The last part leads through the forest, past the main prison and a correctional facility. The lovely old town with its Late Gothic and Baroque architecture should not be missed. Neither should the omnipresent, massive Lenzburg Castle, which, interestingly, was built on top of a nearly circular hill. Once the seat of the Landvögte of Bern, it is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most important hilltop castles.
50 km
Asphalted: 42 km
Natural surface: 8 km
420 m | 460 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Luzern
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Traffic volume
Beware: busy main roads Emmenbrücke–Neuhüsere, Meisterschwanden–Seengen and Lenzburg

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Arrival / return travel Lenzburg
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Accommodation

Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Seeburghof
Seeburghof
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Kriens
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
B&B Haus im Löchli
B&B Haus im Löchli
Luzern
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Inwil
Gasthof + Spielparadies Chärnsmatt
Gasthof + Spielparadies Chärnsmatt
Rothenburg
Gasthaus Hotel Hirschen
Gasthaus Hotel Hirschen
Beromünster
Bauernhof Elmiger
Bauernhof Elmiger
Ermensee
Jugendherberge Beinwil am See
Jugendherberge Beinwil am See
Beinwil am See
BnB Bettwil
BnB Bettwil
Bettwil
Seehotel Delphin
Seehotel Delphin
Meisterschwanden
Mercure Hotel Krone
Mercure Hotel Krone
Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Aarehof
Hotel Aarehof
Wildegg
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Places

Lucerne
Lucerne
Hochdorf
Hochdorf
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
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Places of interest

Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Hallwyl Castle
Hallwyl Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Dirt Castle Dirtpark (Hammerpark)
Dirt Castle Dirtpark (Hammerpark)
Wildegg Castle
Wildegg Castle
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Swimming

Park bathing complex Kriens
Park bathing complex Kriens
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Baldegg lake bathing place
Baldegg lake bathing place
Swimming baths Menziken
Swimming baths Menziken
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Signalization

Signalization
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