380 Bödeli Route
380 Bödeli Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Bödeli Route

Bödeli Route

Interlaken Ost–Wilderswil–Unterseen–Interlaken Ost

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Bödeli Route

Bödeli Route

Surveying and simultaneously travelling along the «Bödeli», the wet land between lakes Brienz and Thun. The «Bödeli» route links a conurbation centre with nature, as well as a modern tourism destination with medieval churches and castle ruins.
Behind the railway station we firstly travel along the river Aare and then alongside lake Brienz to enjoy the far-reaching view that stretches up via Brienz into the Haslital from Bönigen. After the short climb to Chumm across the Houeta, we can see the wet land (Bödeli) between lakes Brienz and Thun with Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen. Established over the course of thousands of years, the «Bödeli» rightly lends its name to this route.

We travel southwards between Lütschine and the former military airfield at Interlaken. Various large events are staged here every year. The Gsteig church dates from the 12th century and was formerly the main church serving 9 parishes between Lauterbrunnen and the «Bödeli». We travel over the medieval bridge built in 1738, which has been equipped with a lifting device since the 2005 floods, to reach Allend, the old village portion of Wilderswil, and on along the Kirchgasse into the upper village.

After we pass the Unspunnen ruin the route leads us through the Wagneren gorge between the Kleine and Grosse Rugen towards the conurbation centre, to then immediately turn off to the canal in the direction of lake Thun. The Weissenau ruin was the site from where water-bourne trade and commerce on the Aare was formerly monitored and controlled. The nature reserve of the same name offers a habitat to numerous water birds. Passing via Neuhaus and through the Ey forest, we head towards the centre again and into the old town of Unterseen (uppermost town on the Aare). We then pass over the Aare bridge to continue on the Höheweg, Interlaken's promenade, with unobstructed views across the Jungfrau region until we reach Interlaken Ost station.
Surveying and simultaneously travelling along the «Bödeli», the wet land between lakes Brienz and Thun. The «Bödeli» route links a conurbation centre with nature, as well as a modern tourism destination with medieval churches and castle ruins.
Behind the railway station we firstly travel along the river Aare and then alongside lake Brienz to enjoy the far-reaching view that stretches up via Brienz into the Haslital from Bönigen. After the short climb to Chumm across the Houeta, we can see the wet land (Bödeli) between lakes Brienz and Thun with Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen. Established over the course of thousands of years, the «Bödeli» rightly lends its name to this route.

We travel southwards between Lütschine and the former military airfield at Interlaken. Various large events are staged here every year. The Gsteig church dates from the 12th century and was formerly the main church serving 9 parishes between Lauterbrunnen and the «Bödeli». We travel over the medieval bridge built in 1738, which has been equipped with a lifting device since the 2005 floods, to reach Allend, the old village portion of Wilderswil, and on along the Kirchgasse into the upper village.

After we pass the Unspunnen ruin the route leads us through the Wagneren gorge between the Kleine and Grosse Rugen towards the conurbation centre, to then immediately turn off to the canal in the direction of lake Thun. The Weissenau ruin was the site from where water-bourne trade and commerce on the Aare was formerly monitored and controlled. The nature reserve of the same name offers a habitat to numerous water birds. Passing via Neuhaus and through the Ey forest, we head towards the centre again and into the old town of Unterseen (uppermost town on the Aare). We then pass over the Aare bridge to continue on the Höheweg, Interlaken's promenade, with unobstructed views across the Jungfrau region until we reach Interlaken Ost station.
23 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 17 km
Natural surface: 6 km
240 m | 240 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Interlaken Ost
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Contact

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
3800 Interlaken
Tel. +41 (0)33 826 53 00
mail@interlakentourism.ch
www.interlaken.ch

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Interlaken
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
Interlaken
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Interlaken
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Interlaken
Hotel Artos
Hotel Artos
Interlaken
Hotel Derby Garni
Hotel Derby Garni
Interlaken
Hotel Walida
Hotel Walida
Bönigen b. Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
Bönigen b. Interlaken
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Wilderswil
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Wilderswil
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Matten b. Interlaken
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Unterseen/Interlaken
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Interlaken
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Leissigen
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Beatenberg
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Places

Interlaken
Interlaken
Habkern
Habkern
Beatenberg
Beatenberg
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Places of interest

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
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Signalization

Signalization
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