34 Alter Bernerweg
34 Alter Bernerweg
34 Alter Bernerweg
34 Alter Bernerweg

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Alter Bernerweg

Alter Bernerweg

Estavayer-le-Lac–Baden

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Alter Bernerweg

Alter Bernerweg

Through the former peasant lands of the Bernese Lords. Passing historic towns such as Estavayer-le-Lac, Payerne, Laupen, Bern, Aarwangen, Aarburg, Lenzburg. And in between, idyllic nature e.g. Auried in Kleinbösigen, small tranquil lakes and large forests.
The route leads through the former peasant lands of the Bernese Lords, passing historic towns such as Estavayer on Lac de Neuchatel, Payerne with its abbey church, Laupen at the confluence of the Saane and Sense rivers, through the aspiring west-end of Bern, the small bridge towns of Aarwangen and Aarburg, through Lenzburg on the castle hill to Baden on the River Limmat.

In between, idyllic nature areas, e.g. at Auried in Kleinbösigen, forested moraine knolls in Laupen forest, or the much visited Moossee lake, bird islands in the River Aare and the Boowald, Canton Aargau’s largest forest. Despite the shrinking countryside, expanding agglomerations and buzzing, dead-straight arterial roads, it’s still possible to find romantic corners and enchanting paths in the Swiss Mittelland region.
Through the former peasant lands of the Bernese Lords. Passing historic towns such as Estavayer-le-Lac, Payerne, Laupen, Bern, Aarwangen, Aarburg, Lenzburg. And in between, idyllic nature e.g. Auried in Kleinbösigen, small tranquil lakes and large forests.
The route leads through the former peasant lands of the Bernese Lords, passing historic towns such as Estavayer on Lac de Neuchatel, Payerne with its abbey church, Laupen at the confluence of the Saane and Sense rivers, through the aspiring west-end of Bern, the small bridge towns of Aarwangen and Aarburg, through Lenzburg on the castle hill to Baden on the River Limmat.

In between, idyllic nature areas, e.g. at Auried in Kleinbösigen, forested moraine knolls in Laupen forest, or the much visited Moossee lake, bird islands in the River Aare and the Boowald, Canton Aargau’s largest forest. Despite the shrinking countryside, expanding agglomerations and buzzing, dead-straight arterial roads, it’s still possible to find romantic corners and enchanting paths in the Swiss Mittelland region.
175 km | 4 Stages
Asphalted: 167 km
Natural surface: 8 km
1800 m | 1850 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Estavayer-le-Lac
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Arrival / return travel Baden
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Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Restaurant du Port
Hôtel Restaurant du Port
Estavayer-le-Lac
La Ferme de la Corbière
La Ferme de la Corbière
Estavayer-le-Lac
Logement de groupes Alphasurf SA
Logement de groupes Alphasurf SA
Estavayer-le-Lac
Magie de la ferme
Magie de la ferme
Dompierre FR
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Fribourg
Hof Ottisberg
Hof Ottisberg
Düdingen
Hotel des Alpes
Hotel des Alpes
Düdingen
Ferme du Petit-Vivy
Ferme du Petit-Vivy
Barberêche
B+B Chez Papillon
B+B Chez Papillon
Laupen BE
gast & hof
gast & hof
Rosshäusern
B&B Maja’s Lodge
B&B Maja’s Lodge
Wohlen b. Bern
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
Hinterkappelen
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern
Hostel 77
Hostel 77
Bern
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Oberbottigen
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Bern
SustenBern
SustenBern
Bern
BnB Eichholz Bern
BnB Eichholz Bern
Wabern
B&B Wabern
B&B Wabern
Wabern
Seehof
Seehof
Schönbühl-Urtenen
B&B Schwab
B&B Schwab
Ersigen
Oberhuus
Oberhuus
Alchenstorf
Wieland’s Bed & Breakfast
Wieland’s Bed & Breakfast
Utzenstorf
BnB Wolke 7
BnB Wolke 7
Aeschi SO
Kreuz Herzogenbuchsee
Kreuz Herzogenbuchsee
Herzogenbuchsee
Restaurant Oberli
Restaurant Oberli
Walliswil bei Niederbipp
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
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 Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Zofingen
Hotel Engel
Hotel Engel
Zofingen
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
HOTEL aarau-WEST
HOTEL aarau-WEST
Oberentfelden-Aarau
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
Wirtshaus Rütihof
Wirtshaus Rütihof
Gränichen
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Hotel Restaurant Ascott
Rombach
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Suhr
Hotel zum Kreuz
Hotel zum Kreuz
Suhr
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Bed and Breakfast Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Krone
Hotel Krone
Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Hotel Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Hotel Aarehof
Hotel Aarehof
Wildegg
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Haus Oase Bed & Breakfast
Veltheim AG
Landgasthof Linde
Landgasthof Linde
Fislisbach
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Jugendherberge Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Baden
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Baden
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Baden
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Places

Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac
Payerne
Payerne
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Laupen
Laupen
Bern
Bern
Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Langenthal
Langenthal
Zofingen
Zofingen
Aarau
Aarau
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Mellingen
Mellingen
Baden
Baden
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Places of interest

Grande Cariçaie
Grande Cariçaie
Abbey of Payerne
Abbey of Payerne
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Laupen Castle
Laupen Castle
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Läubliplatz in Laupen
Flühlenmühle
Flühlenmühle
Federal House of Parliament
Federal House of Parliament
Rose Garden
Rose Garden
Münster Cathedral Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
Bear Park
Bear Park
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern Historical Museum
Bern Historical Museum
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
GurtenTrail
GurtenTrail
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Monastery of St. Urban
Monastery of St. Urban
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
Bikelehrpfad Gränichen
Bikelehrpfad Gränichen
Rütihof Forest Rope Garden
Rütihof Forest Rope Garden
Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Wildegg Castle
Wildegg Castle
The varied landscape of the Reuss
The varied landscape of the Reuss
Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
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Swimming

Swimming pool Roggwil
Swimming pool Roggwil
Rothrist swimming complex
Rothrist swimming complex
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
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Signalization

Signalization
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Signalization