61 Berner Oberland-Route
61 Berner Oberland-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Berner Oberland-Route

Berner Oberland-Route

Thun (Steffisburg)–Meiringen

Route report
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Berner Oberland-Route

Berner Oberland-Route

A sporty high-level pedal from Thun to Interlaken with breathtaking views of the mountain world, up to the glacier village of Grindelwald and on over Grosse Scheidegg, always in close contact with majestic world-famous peaks.
Leaving Thun towards Steffisburg, a drops of sweat pedalling up to the terrace above the Thunersee, past Heiligenschwendi with panoramic views of the lake, the Niesen pyramid and proud 4000-metre peaks. An up and down in flower meadows, almost Alpine again and the Justistal, far from any hustle and bustle. Through the sunny terrace village of Beatenberg.

Racy downhill run to peaceful Unterseen, bordering on the Alpine tourist town of Interlaken, an adventure-sport Mecca. The route accompanies the Jungfrau Railway along the Lütschine up to Grindelwald, the glacier villager at the foot of the majestic Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau massif.

The overwhelming panorama spurs you on to another athletic ascent up to Grosse Scheidegg (1962 m), followed by a glorious downhill run past the Rosenlauischlucht gorge and the Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes fell to his death. The Aare pours out of the Aareschlucht gorge, cyclists have arrived in Meiringen. As a reward, the town’s speciality: meringue, a sweet and light dream of egg-whites and sugar.
A sporty high-level pedal from Thun to Interlaken with breathtaking views of the mountain world, up to the glacier village of Grindelwald and on over Grosse Scheidegg, always in close contact with majestic world-famous peaks.
Leaving Thun towards Steffisburg, a drops of sweat pedalling up to the terrace above the Thunersee, past Heiligenschwendi with panoramic views of the lake, the Niesen pyramid and proud 4000-metre peaks. An up and down in flower meadows, almost Alpine again and the Justistal, far from any hustle and bustle. Through the sunny terrace village of Beatenberg.

Racy downhill run to peaceful Unterseen, bordering on the Alpine tourist town of Interlaken, an adventure-sport Mecca. The route accompanies the Jungfrau Railway along the Lütschine up to Grindelwald, the glacier villager at the foot of the majestic Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau massif.

The overwhelming panorama spurs you on to another athletic ascent up to Grosse Scheidegg (1962 m), followed by a glorious downhill run past the Rosenlauischlucht gorge and the Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes fell to his death. The Aare pours out of the Aareschlucht gorge, cyclists have arrived in Meiringen. As a reward, the town’s speciality: meringue, a sweet and light dream of egg-whites and sugar.
96 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 91 km
Natural surface: 5 km
2800 m | 2800 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Thun
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Arrival / return travel Meiringen
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Services

Accommodation

Quellenhof
Quellenhof
Uetendorf
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Heimberg
Jui’s Homestay
Jui’s Homestay
Heimberg
Congress Hotel Seepark
Congress Hotel Seepark
Thun
s’paradiesli. in sigriswil
s’paradiesli. in sigriswil
Sigriswil
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Faulensee
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Leissigen
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg/Interlaken
Beatenberg
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Leissigen
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Interlaken
Hotel Bernerhof
Hotel Bernerhof
Interlaken
Hotel Derby Garni
Hotel Derby Garni
Interlaken
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Interlaken
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Interlaken
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
Bönigen b. Interlaken
Hotel Walida
Hotel Walida
Bönigen b. Interlaken
Hotel Artos
Hotel Artos
Interlaken
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Matten b. Interlaken
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Chalet Gafri BnB - Frühstückspension
Wilderswil
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
Lauterbrunnen
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Grindelwald
Jungfrau Lodge
Jungfrau Lodge
Grindelwald
Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Grindelwald
Hotel Kirchbühl
Hotel Kirchbühl
Grindelwald
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Grindelwald
Glecksteinhütte SAC
Grindelwald
Rosenlauibiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Rosenlauibiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Schattenhalb
Dossenhütte SAC
Dossenhütte SAC
Innertkirchen
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Innertkirchen
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
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Places

Thun
Thun
Sigriswil
Sigriswil
Spiez
Spiez
Beatenberg
Beatenberg
Habkern
Habkern
Interlaken
Interlaken
Wengen
Wengen
Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Innertkirchen
Innertkirchen
Meiringen
Meiringen
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Places of interest

Dirtpark Steffisburg
Dirtpark Steffisburg
Schloss Thun
Schloss Thun
Goldiwheel Trail
Goldiwheel Trail
Rabenfluh Trail
Rabenfluh Trail
Niederhorn
Niederhorn
Heartbeat Trail
Heartbeat Trail
Beatushöhlen
Beatushöhlen
The Weissenau near Interlaken
The Weissenau near Interlaken
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge 
Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge 
Chaltenbrunnen
Chaltenbrunnen
Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
Pumptrack Hasliberg
Pumptrack Hasliberg
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Swimming

Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Thun lakeside beach
Thun lakeside beach
Merligen lido
Merligen lido
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Signalization

Signalization
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